2015 - 2016 IIHF World Junior Hockey


Mowich
#1


MARNER GETS GAME-WINNER; CANADA TAKES WILD ONE OVER SWEDEN
WENDY GRAVES

HELSINKI, Finland – If this was a pre-competition game, what exactly does the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship have in store for hockey fans?

Canada’s National Junior Team took a four-goal lead after 40 minutes, but needed a goal from Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, Ont.) with less than four minutes to go in the third period to beat Sweden on Wednesday.

The teams combined for seven goals in the third period to turn what looked to be a lopsided Canadian win upside-down.

Canada was called for six straight penalties over the final 20 minutes, twice setting up extended five-on-three opportunities for its opponents. Trailing 6-4 with five minutes left in regulation, Sweden capitalized on its advantage, with Adrian Kempe and Marcus Pettersson scoring 29 seconds apart to tie the game.

With Canada finally back to full strength, Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) outworked two Swedish players behind their net to get the puck out front to Marner, who finished from the top of the crease.

The need for late-game heroics appeared unnecessary heading out of the second intermission.

After Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) and Oskar Lindblom exchanged first period goals, Canada seemed to take control of the game.

Early in the second period Brendan Perlini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Niagara, OHL) outraced a Swedish defender behind the net, sent a pass back to Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL), who fed Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) cross ice.

Canada then scored three goals in under four minutes to go up 5-1.

Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) took advantage of two Swedish players colliding along the side boards to drive the puck far side and sweep it past goalie Linus Soderstrom’s outstretched leg. Three minutes later, Marner slid a pass in front of the crease to Virtanen at the side of the net for a power play goal. And only 24 seconds after that, Haydn Fleury’s (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) floater from the blue line fooled Soderstrom, chasing the Swedish netminder from the crease.

A 30-second span to start the third period gave an early indication of the chaotic conclusion to come. Pettersson, with a one-timer through the Canadian net – the first of three that would fly through twine – and Jacob Larsson made it 5-3, before Perlini replied for Canada.

Axel Holmstrom’s one-timer from Joel Eriksson Elk pulled Sweden to 6-4 and helped set the stage for a crazy final five minutes.

Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) faced 32 shots for Canada.

Regular Game Schedule for Canada

Canada vs US - December 26
Canada vs Denmark - December 28
Canada vs Switzerland - December 29
Canada vs Sweden - December 31


All games are carried by TSN..........for the full schedule check here: 2016 World Juniors on TSN Schedule - Article - TSN
 
Mowich
#2
Just a reminder for World Junior hockey fans..........Canada vs USA about to get underway on TSN 1,2, 3, and 4.

GO CANADA, GO!

No score at end of 1rst period but some pretty good hockey by both teams so far. A US player was given a five-game suspension for a really stupid after-the-play spearing call........Canada unable to score in first 2+ minutes of 5 minute PP will start 2nd period with a 2+ minute PP.

GO, CANADA, GO!

Canada scored early and the USA late in the 2nd period. Game tied 1 apiece going into the 3rd.
 
talloola
#3
watching off and on, had a boxing day breaky at 'crown isle' golf course,where we watched some of it, now back at home,
watching again, game tied with 4 minutes to play.
 
Mowich
#4
Two quick goals - 21 seconds apart - by the USA in the 3rd, gave them a 4 - 2 win over the Canadians. Congrats to the USA.
 
Kreskin
#5
I caught the first period and was very underwelmed by the Canadian side.
 
gopher
#6
so much hockey & bowl games going on at the same time!

hopefully, I'll find the time to watch some of these games and Spengler as well ...
 
spaminator
#7
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gopher
#8
watched

Rus > Belarus

Canada > Swiss


and watched USA vs Swiss but it was too one sided and skipped the rest of the match
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#9
I can't see Canada beating Sweden tomorrow or anytime. Expect a quick exit when they play in the playoffs.
 
gopher
#10
USA > Denmark 4-1
 
talloola
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#11  Top Rated Post
better luck next time for Canada, they just didn't quite have a good enough team this time.

but I am glad to see the rest of the teams now better, and not so many who can't compete,

makes for a much more competitive tourney.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#12
I wish Denmark had taken out the Ruskies.
 
Mowich
+1
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

better luck next time for Canada, they just didn't quite have a good enough team this time.

but I am glad to see the rest of the teams now better, and not so many who can't compete,

makes for a much more competitive tourney.

It didn't help that we spent an inordinate amount of time in the penalty box.
 
gopher
+1
#14
USA > Czech 7-0


awesome effort - am hoping their success will continue vs Russians who are next on the schedule ...
 
Mowich
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

USA > Czech 7-0


awesome effort - am hoping their success will continue vs Russians who are next on the schedule ...

USA is behind 2 - 1 to the Ruskies after the 2nd period. Russia out shot the US in both periods. Wilson better fire up his guys or they too will be going home. Earlier, Finland beat Sweden to advance to the Gold Medal final. Good on Finland.

Russia will play Finland in the Gold Medal round. Go Finland.
 
gopher
+1
#16
awfully disappointing to see my Yanks lose - Russians had more power in their lineup and wore down the speedier Yanks for their well earned victory

sigh ... mebbe next year
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

awfully disappointing to see my Yanks lose - Russians had more power in their lineup and wore down the speedier Yanks for their well earned victory

sigh ... mebbe next year

Still got a shot at the Bronze.
 
coldstream
#18
I think Canada should retire that obnoxious 'flying man' jersey of theirs. It's had its day, its but ugly.. and it does not appear to be lucky. First time out of the semis in 17 years. The simple CANADA jersey in the lead post is so much more attractive, i'm sure it makes the players feel better about themselves.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

awfully disappointing to see my Yanks lose - Russians had more power in their lineup and wore down the speedier Yanks for their well earned victory

sigh ... mebbe next year

Congratulations on the Bronze.
 
Mowich
+1
#20
Had to work this morning but caught the last 3+ minutes of regulation then the OT of the Gold Medal game. What a fab finish for the Fins - am so happy they won on home ice. Congratulations to the Finnish team for the Gold and to the Russian team for winning Silver.
 
gopher
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Congratulations on the Bronze.



Thanks!

I knew the USA would be lethargic because the players were demoralized. But I had no idea the Swedes would be in worse shape. Thought they were going to play house a-fire but it was not so.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Thanks!

I knew the USA would be lethargic because the players were demoralized. But I had no idea the Swedes would be in worse shape. Thought they were going to play house a-fire but it was not so.

For Sweden, Russia, USA, Canada and a few others, the Bronze medal game seems like a disappointment as Gold is what they were seeking. It is probably the single hardest game to play. If you lose earlier, you are done and can just go home.
 
coldstream
+1
#23
Congrats to Finland, once perennial also rans they claimed their second Gold in 3 years, and at home, in a great competitive game. Totally entertaining.
Last edited by coldstream; Jan 6th, 2016 at 02:13 PM..
 

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