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 […]
Team Sweden has once again gone undefeated in the preliminary round of the World Junior Championship for the 13th year in a row. It’s a remarkable run for the Swedes, but they are going to be looking for more than just a successful round-robin at the 2020 World Juniors and […]
A date with the Slovaks has been set.
Just as they had entered the tournament, Team Germany finished off their preliminary round against another tough team in Group B when they played the Russians on Tuesday morning. Kirill Marchenko kicked things off with two first-period goals and his Russian squad never looked back. Though Germany was down just […]
No hockey team goes into any match up, whether outmatched or not, thinking they are going to lose. There are too many good underdog stories out there which can give any team hope. This rings especially true at the World Juniors. Slovakia is of course coming to play Sweden looking […]
The United States took on the host Czech’s on Monday and was easily one of the best games the US has played in their tournament. What made the game so important for the US was that Group B is such a crap shoot, with everyone being tied after game 2 […]
Sweden’s roster at the 2020 World Junior Championship has its fair share of recent NHL Draft picks and prospects that NHL teams can’t wait to see come up the pipeline. The World Juniors provides the best chance for fans to see their favorite team’s top prospects perform on the world […]
Switzerland wins their third round robin game, winning seven to two against Slovakia and posting 26 shots on goal compared to Slovakia’s 29. For Switzerland, this is a huge win due to their current position after this game. Switzerland sits at the number three spot in Group A, only […]
The 2020 World Junior Championship preliminary round has been filled with much excitement, upsets, close games, and sometimes frustrating games. Lukas Parik got his first start of the tournament for the host Czech Republic who entered game number three of the preliminary round against Group B leaders Team USA after […]
This is a game that Slovakia would have circled on their World Junior calendar. We knew going into the tournament this game most likely would decide who will finish 3rd and 4th in Group A. Now that Slovakia and Switzerland have both played two games, both have a win and […]
Twelve players hit the scoreboard for Team Sweden in their matchup against Team Kazakhstan. The surge of offense was led by their powerplay production, which was able to convert on three of four opportunities on the man advantage. Swedens top players led the way, with Samuel Fagemo again scoring the […]
No Lafreniere, no Veleno, no problem.
After losing to Canada in their first game and seeming pretty meh against Germany, the Americans have a solid game. The United States faced off against the Russians on Sunday. With the Russians coming off a huge victory over Canada they were expected to come out guns blazing against […]
photo via Sportsnet It was a case of rinse and repeat for the Finnish earlier today. After hammering Slovakia yesterday 8-1, they made it back-to-back victories with a 7-1 trouncing over Kazakhstan at the Werk Arena. Yesterday, 15 different players got their names on the boxscore, and today was […]
For a while on Sunday, it appeared as though Kazakhstan’s U20 squad was going to produce another tight outcome against a Group A stalwart. But the Finns were packing a Puistola. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Patrik Puistola scored the opening goals of the 1st and 3rd periods and led Finland with […]
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 […]
The IIHF is often quietly judicious in competitive booking. For instance, when an “Asia” qualification spot at the senior Worlds failed to produce swift improvement in the Japanese or Korean squads, it was nixed without any ticker tape. Similar wisdom is shown in the inclusion of less nations in Women’s […]
Team Finland laid down the hammer earlier today dominating Team Slovakia 8-1 following a tough loss to the Swedish on Boxing Day. The scoring opened on the powerplay for Finland at the 4:54 mark of the first period. The Finnish got the Slovakian netminder – Samuel Vyletelka – moving and […]
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 […]
Not a pretty game for Canadian fans.