WJC SF | Russia (5) – Sweden (4) OT

Arik Krause

Russia @ Sweden It’s going to be heartbreak for one of these teams, both powerhouses in the hockey world. However, both have struggled to win the big game at the WJC. Russia has 1 gold in the last 16 tournaments. Sweden is a shocking 52-0 in the last 13 years […]

WJC QF | Russia (3) – Switzerland (1)

Arik Krause

Russia (2-0-0-2) @  Switzerland (3-0-0-1) Throw the group stage out the window, the real World Junior Championship tournament starts today with the quarterfinals. Russia finished a very tough Group B with 2 wins and 2 losses. It was really a roller coaster group for the Russians who started it with […]

WJC | Russia (6) – Germany (1)

Arik Krause

Russia (1-0-0-2) @  Germany (1-0-0-2) Both teams fighting for their tournament lives, a win sends you to the elimination round while a regulation loss sends you to the relegation round. There is no room for error anymore, as Yaroslav Askarov would get the start for the Russians. A very high-pressure […]

WJC | Russia (1) – USA (3)

Arik Krause

Russia (1-1-0-0) @  United States (1-1-0-0) Not nearly as a rivalry as Canada/Russia but still two powerhouses coming together between Russia and the United States.  In what has become a very important game for the landscape of Group B with every team being tied at 1 win, 1 loss. Whoever […]

WJC | Canada (0) – Russia (6)

Arik Krause

Canada (1-0-0-0) @ Russia (0-1-0-0) It’s probably the most hyped game on this side of the world outside of Canada/USA. Canada and Russia have given us some of the best World Juniors games in the history of the tournament. Canada in their opening game beat the Americans then were awarded […]

WJC | Russia (3) – Czech Republic (4)

Arik Krause

Russia (0-0-0-0) @ Czech Republic (0-0-0-0) It’s time for Russia to prove themselves, it’s the beginning of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships and they will be facing the home nation on opening day. This could be a sneaky difficult game for the Russians as the Czech Republic always play […]