August 5th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top Stories, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Friday in Plymouth, Michigan, the United States faced Finland in another World Junior Evaluation Camp scrimmage. Much like Finland's showing Wednesday against Canada, the Finns were outplayed but managed to close things down well enough to grab a win, besting the U.S. 2-1. Here are four thoughts coming out of Friday's game, as team management...

August 5th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top Stories, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Canada and Sweden clashed in the first game of Friday's World Junior Evaluation Camp. It was a game where the results didn't match what was actually taking place on the ice. Sweden won the game 5-1 with four of those goals coming in the first period, but Canada controlled play for long stretches, outshooting Sweden 38-22. Here are a few notes...

August 4th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Wednesday's scrimmages at the USA Hockey World Junior Evaluation Camp ended with Team USA taking on Team Sweden. Scoring on two of their first three shots, Sweden put the U.S. in a hole early, ending the first period up 3-0 despite the U.S. outshooting them 9-7 (though scoring chances were certainly skewed toward the Swedish side). For national...

August 3rd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The World Junior Championship Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Mich. is starting to give a good glimpse of what we will see at the 2017 World Junior Championship this winter. Teams have gone from split squads to a single unit, and some cuts have been made. Wednesday, the early game pitted Canada against Finland, who has struggled so far in...

July 29th, 2016 In OHL, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships are just five months away and four countries are already getting started on their rosters. Canada, USA, Sweden and the defending gold medalists from Finland will take part in the 2016 National Junior Evaluation Camp from July 31 through August 6 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. In previous years,...

July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Two cities are looking to team up and bring the World Junior Championship to southwestern Ontario in 2019. According to CBC News, London and Windsor are looking to host the under-20 tournament that is held annually from the end of December to early January. According to CBC, members of London’s community and protective services committee...

April 28th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

USA Hockey has announced Bob Motzko as the head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. He'll lead the National Team into the 2017 tournament, being held in Montreal and Toronto starting on December 26, 2016. He'll look to lead the U.S. to another medal finish after they grabbed bronze at the 2016 edition of the tournament with Ron Wilson...

March 8th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Prospects, Red Wings Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

At the World Junior Championship, Detroit Red Wings prospect Evgeny Svechnikov was one of the most-awaited players. Team Russia got back home with a silver medal, but Svechnikov had a disappointing output in the tournament, with a hard-to-believe zero points in seven games. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian...

January 20th, 2016 In Kings Prospects, Los Angeles Kings, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The WJC ended a couple of weeks ago and the Los Angeles Kings had two silver medallists in Alexander Dergachyov and Damir Sharipzyanov. Especially Dergachyov had a good tournament, being iced in most key situations and earning good ice time, even if he wasn't a top scorer for his team. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the...

January 15th, 2016 In News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

How excited is Finland about their recent World Junior Championship gold medal performance? They're putting Kasperi Kapanen's overtime goal celebration on a postage stamp, commemorating the Finnish World Juniors team's gold medal. The stamp is a photograph, taken by photographer Yelena Rusko, of Kapanen celebrating his golden goal with...

January 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, Maple Leafs Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

For the second time in three years Finland has captured World Juniors gold by way of the overtime golden goal. First it was Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen knocking off the home country of Sweden in Malmö, and most recently, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen secured the gold against Russia in front of a home crowd in...

January 8th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

It was a good year for Minnesota Wild prospects at the World Junior Championships. After a couple of years of few prospects making appearances and even fewer showing up in medal rounds, Wild prospects brought home a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the 2016 edition of the tournament. Here's a look over how the Minnesota Wild prospects fared...

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