The question coming into the 2020 World Juniors was who could step up to be the primary offensive producers for Team Sweden to complement their strong defensive core of puck-moving phenoms. While we are still early into tournament play, it appears that Samuel Fagemo and Nils Hoglander may have answered […]
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 […]
Two cycles ago Switzerland’s U20 ice hockey team was best-known for a viral fail.
The IIHF World Championships are a fertile landscape for Cinderella bids. Played on Olympic-style ice (for now) in a setting called “quirky” by NHL fans and “ice hockey” by the rest of the civilized world, the tournament gives Finnish, Swedish, and Swiss-league pros a fighting chance against the class of […]