2016 World Junior Hockey Championship


Mowich
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Our Juniors won their first game of the per-competition series shutting out Finland 5 - 0. They play the Czechs on Wednesday (4PM PST on TSN1, 2, 3 and 4). Friday they will play Switzerland. The preliminaries get underway on Boxing Day.







Dylan Strome was named captain of Canada’s team for the world junior hockey championship.





Go Team Canada - Go!
 
Mowich
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Canada up by 2 with 6 minutes to go in the opening period against the Czechs.

And the Captain - Dylan Strome makes it 3 zip with just over 3 minutes left in the 1rst P

At 9:12 in the 2nd P, Canada's gets its 2nd PP goal of the game and goes up 4 - zip.

Cirelli just made it 5 zip Canada after he broke away from the Czech defenders and beat the goalie with a quick shot to the back of the net.
 
gopher
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Canada 5
Czechs 0


totally one sided affair - lots of future super stars on that Canadian team
 
petros
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Of course, they are Canadian.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Of course, they are Canadian.




I've read where the percentage of Canadians in the NHL has dropped and are no longer the majority in the league. Perhaps this present team will be the start of a future re-emergence of Canadian domination in the league.
 
Curious Cdn
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Czech is in the msil.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Czech is in the mail.

Fixed that for you, CC
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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We will see what happens Monday against the Ruskies and the USA on 12/31.
 
Mowich
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Switzerland is next up on our Junior's list of teams to beat. TSN is carrying the game at 4PM PST.

GO CANADA, GO JUNIORS!

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

We will see what happens Monday against the Ruskies and the USA on 12/31.

We will for sure, IRBS but it would be nice to see the kids go into the game against Russia riding on a 3-game pre-comp victory.
 
Mowich
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Good game for our Juniors even though they gave up a 3 zip lead, they were able to come back and get the 4th goal in OT and the win over Switzerland. For those that were thinking the Canadians needed a bit of adversity before facing Russia on Boxing Day, their wish was fulfilled and the Juniors answered. Really looking forward to Boxing Day.

GO CANADA, GO JUNIORS
 
Mowich
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One of my favorite days of the year - Boxing Day and IIHF hockey - Yeah!
Watching the Swedish team play the Danish team at the moment. The Swedes are odds on favorites to win the championship but I am hoping that our Juniors will have something to say about that.

Swedes ahead by 2 goals to zip after the 1rst P. This game will be followed by the US vs Latvia but fans of Finland or the Czechs can switch to watch them play half way through the US game. Then the Most Important game of the day - Canada vs Russia! - pre-game show starts at 4PM PST on TSN 2.

GO CANADA - GO CANADIAN JUNIORS!

Oh........the Spengler Cup held in Davos, Switzerland - which Canada won last year - is also on today and starts in about 5 minutes on TSN1 - GO CANADA!

It's that most wonderful time of the year- hockey all day!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Danbones
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when I was kid it was road hockey with all the cousins all day on boxing day
seems like another life now
 
gopher
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Rus 3
Can 5


Canada had a good fore check game throughout & power play was awesome with 3g's . Russian goals were from a distance as they appeared hesitant to charge Carter Hart's goal crease. Canadian were a bit faster but Russians a bit more physical. Great start to the tournament.
 
Mowich
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Canada easily won their game over Slovakia tonight with a 5 - 0 shut-out. Ingram was in the net for Canada replacing Hart but he was barely tested with on 6 SOGs for the Slovaks. Canada had over 70. My player of the game for the Slovaks would have been their goalie who though letting in 5 goals, managed to stop over 65 others whilst his team couldn't find the net all night.

Our kids have the day off tomorrow then will be back on Thursday to play Latvia.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

I've read where the percentage of Canadians in the NHL has dropped and are no longer the majority in the league. Perhaps this present team will be the start of a future re-emergence of Canadian domination in the league.

https://www.reference.com/sports-act...906ff29026e57f

It's getting damn close if it isn't there already
 
gopher
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Svk 0
Can 5


total domination - 10 straight home wins for Canada in IIHF

Quote:

It's getting damn close if it isn't there already


this team of youthful players look so strong that it would not surprise me in the least if Canada goes back to having the majority of players in the NHL real soon
 
gopher
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USA 5
Slk 2


Yanks control the puck more and out shoot Slk's 50-20
 
gopher
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USA 3
Rus 2

Yanks out shot Rus 37-27 though it appeared the latter got better quality shots. Thankfully, they were stopped by good goal tending. Thought USA was a bit under sized and lacked the physicality to move Rus attackers from the puck. Smaller players have a tendency to wear down in a tournament series and it will be interesting to see how they deal with Canada.







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Can 10
Lat 2


This was terribly one sided with Raddysh scoring four goals. Canada looks unstoppable as they have many snipers who can readily find the back of the net.
 
Kreskin
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It's likely to be a toss up between Canada/US/Rus/Sweden, especially as games become one game knockouts.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post


Can 10
Lat 2


This was terribly one sided with Raddysh scoring four goals. Canada looks unstoppable as they have many snipers who can readily find the back of the net.

The Latvians were pretty darn good through the first part of period 1 testing Hart several times while the Canadians were a tad lackluster in the beginning but that all changed in the latter part of the period and from then on our Juniors ruled the ice. Unfortunately, they also spent way too much time in the penalty box - way too much time. They have to get back to playing clean hockey or the U.S. will make them pay. Hart let in a couple of iffy goals especially the break-away goal by the Latvian player - will be interesting to see who gets the start against the U.S.

Biggest shock of the tourney so far is the collapse of last year's Gold Medal team the Fins.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

The Latvians were pretty darn good through the first part of period 1 testing Hart several times while the Canadians were a tad lackluster in the beginning but that all changed in the latter part of the period and from then on our Juniors ruled the ice. Unfortunately, they also spent way too much time in the penalty box - way too much time. They have to get back to playing clean hockey or the U.S. will make them pay. Hart let in a couple of iffy goals especially the break-away goal by the Latvian player - will be interesting to see who gets the start against the U.S.

Biggest shock of the tourney so far is the collapse of last year's Gold Medal team the Fins.



The have lost 3 close games ... only 1 by more than 1 goal. Not sure I would call that a collapse. I think last year they won most of their games by a goal so this could be just luck of the puck.
 
Mowich
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The Swiss are battling back in the 2nd P after Denmark got off to an early lead - at one point being ahead by 3 goals. Midway through the 2nd and the Danes only lead by a single goal. GO SWITZERLAND, GO.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

The have lost 3 close games ... only 1 by more than 1 goal. Not sure I would call that a collapse. I think last year they won most of their games by a goal so this could be just luck of the puck.

If the Swiss somehow manage to beat the Danes today, Finland will be eliminated from the quarterfinals and face relegation - I'd say that was if not a collapse, at the very least a total surprise, IRBS.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

If the Swiss somehow manage to beat the Danes today, Finland will be eliminated from the quarterfinals and face relegation - I'd say that was if not a collapse, at the very least a total surprise, IRBS.

Certainly it would not have been expected.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Certainly it would not have been expected.

The Fins are out of the quarterfinals after Switzerland beat the Danes in a shoot-out winning 5 - 4. The Swiss were down 3 - 1 at one point and managed to battle back to tie the Danes forcing OT. Really exciting OT where the Swiss ruled the ice - the Danes didn't have a single SOG - while the Swiss had 22 ending the game with 72 SOGs while the Danes lagged far behind - it was basically the play of their goalie that kept them Krug was outstanding in net for them but faltered in the shoot-out - the Swiss got two goals and the Danes, nary a one.
 
Mowich
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I just heard that Finland fired its entire coaching staff after the team was sent to relegation which leaves me wondering who will be behind the bench when the Fins play the Swiss? Have to find out more about this - Duthie was updating at the end of the Latvia vs Slovakia game which was won by the Slovaks.

Report: Finland fires head coach at WJC - Article - TSN
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

which leaves me wondering who will be behind the bench when the Fins play the Swiss?

They should get Cherry
 
Mowich
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The Fins ended up making history just not the way they might have envisioned. They are the first team in the history of the World Junior Championship to fall from Gold Medal Champions to relegation the next year.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Our Juniors won their first game of the per-competition series shutting out Finland 5 - 0. They play the Czechs on Wednesday (4PM PST on TSN1, 2, 3 and 4). Friday they will play Switzerland. The preliminaries get underway on Boxing Day.







Dylan Strome was named captain of Canada’s team for the world junior hockey championship.





Go Team Canada - Go!


Realized I had the wrong year in the title - so I changed it.

 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post


Realized I had the wrong year in the title - so I changed it.



Still shows 2016. May have to ask mod to change thread name.
 
Mowich
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One of the most anticipated Junior hockey games of the year is about to get underway Team Canada vs Team USA.