There is no secret that Samuel Hlavaj was going to be heavily relied on to stay in games through the IIHF World Juniors. One game Slovakia did not expect it to be needed was game one against Kazakhstan. Although Kazakhstan put up a battle against Switzerland, Slovakia was still […]
60 minutes of hockey has the potential to captivate more than just the eyes and ears of the audience, especially in the circumstances that were involved in Friday’s game between Germany and the USA. Germany — playing their first game in the top division since 2015 — faced off against […]
I’m going to start this one off with some thoughts first. This USA team has been very underwhelming for 4 periods and has performed well for 2 periods. Their big guns like Oliver Wahlstrom, Cole Caufield, and Alex Turcotte have a combined 3 points. Wahlstrom and Turcotte both took […]
Canada vs United States is always so much fun and of course this time it was no exception. We were a little spoiled in the sense that it was on the first day. The United States came into that game as the underdog, Canada is expected to win the tournament […]
Switzerland came out of the first game of the tournament as victors over Kazakhstan. The final score was five to three and the amount of shots on goal reflect the score with Switzerland’s 34 shots versus Kazakhstan’s 19. I would love to say that this was a clean win for […]
Hate to break it to you, Kazzies, but it looks like we’ve got at least a fringe contender on our hands. Kazahkstan didn’t win its opener in the Czech Republic, but finished the day looking like the stronger of 2 likely relegation-round opponents. Team Kazakhstan U20 bothered Switzerland for 3 […]
What began so promising turned into heartbreak for the Finnish falling 3-2 to the Swedish conceding with four seconds in overtime.
Thankfully we didn’t have to see a shootout.
A capacity crowd filled the Ostravar Arena for the World Junior Championship opener, cheers for the Czech Republic echoed through the building, as the hosts kicked off their Group B schedule looking for an early upset against Russia. It was not a start the Czechs, and more importantly forward Jakub […]
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 […]
Get those bets in.
As we wait with anticipation for the 2020 World Junior Tournament to kick off, we reflect on last year’s results and analyze on the current status of the teams playing.
Two cycles ago Switzerland’s U20 ice hockey team was best-known for a viral fail.
There may not be another team that has as much riding on their success at the 2020 World Junior Championship as Team Sweden. It has been eight years since the nation has had its hands on the gold medal, and are coming off a recent heartbreaking loss to Team Slovakia […]
It all starts tomorrow.
The Ravens secured the number one AFC seed. Seattle got beat by Arizona. San Francisco barely beat the Rams. This is my final #MikeRank of the 2019 NFL season! Enjoy… 1. BALTIMORE RAVENS Lamar Jackson might win MVP unanimously as the Ravens remain red hot. A week 17 rest plus […]
It really couldn’t have gone any better for the Fins in Vancouver last year. A 3-2 win of the Americans secured their fifth World Junior Championship. What’s even crazier is how only two years earlier they were one loss away from being relegated to Division A. I’m sure that thought […]
Slovakia has only two medals to show from the World Junior Hockey Championships, and repeating the feat of a 2005 Bronze Medal performance seems out of reach barring any sort of holiday miracle.
The most important position on a team is the goaltender, in the words of Alain Vigneault “If my goaler is better than your goaler, I win, if your goaler is better than my goaler, you win.”
After four years of battling for a promotion, the nation of Germany is making its return to the World Junior’s top division for the first time since 2015. While countries like Canada, Sweden, Russia and the United States have come to expect success at this event, Germany has acquired the […]