Junior Hockey

All articles that relate to junior hockey leagues and tournaments around the world, including the IIHF World Junior Championships. This also includes the Memorial Cup and CHL Top Prospects game.

Canadian Goaltending Under Focus at CHL Import Draft

The state of Canadian goaltending continues to be a hot button issue for Hockey Canada, with top officials calling for the CHL to quit allowing import goaltenders. Hockey Canada, however, is only...

CHL's Suspension of Yakupov Disgusting

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Top 2012 NHL Draft prospect Nail Yakupov sat out the CHL Top Prospects game with a legitimate knee injury. The CHL suspended him anyways for two games for not participating, in one of the most...

Heja Sverige! Zibanejad Ends 31 Year WJC Drought for Sweden

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For the first time since 1981, Sweden is on top of the junior hockey world by defeating Russia 1-0 in overtime on a Mika Zibanejad golden goal. And they were full marks for the win, by far the best...

IIHF World Juniors Gold Medal Game: Sweden vs. Russia

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The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship reaches its pinnacle tonight with the Gold Medal Game between two European hockey powers. Check out this preview of Sweden vs. Russia.

Canada Wins Bronze Medal at 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships

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It wasn't the medal they wanted, but for the 13th straight year Canada took home some hardware at the IIHF World Junior Championship. They beat Finland 4-0 to take home the bronze.

IIHF World Juniors Bronze Medal Game: Canada vs. Finland

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Today's the final day of action at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary, which means its time to play for the medals. The Bronze Medal Game features Finland, who are traditionally...

Latvia Hangs with Junior Hockey's Elite

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Latvia won their final relegation game against Denmark, earning a spot in next year's IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. Denmark has been sent back to Division 1, which may not be the...

Wild Finishes, Emotional Surges, Flubs, Improbability, and Hat Tricks

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It was a day with pretty much everything in the IIHF World Junior Championship, as Sweden and Russia squeaked through their semifinal matchups to win gold. Finland blew a late lead against Sweden,...

IIHF WJC Game Day: Silver Medal Tuesday

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It's semifinal, or Silver Medal Day, at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship. Come here for analysis and updates on the action between Sweden and Finland, as well as the feature game, Canada and...

IIHF WJC Recap: Russia Wins Thriller, Granlunds Lead Finland

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The quarterfinals of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship largely lived up to the hype on Monday, particularly the thrilling Russia vs. Czech Republic matchup. Andrei Vasilievskiy and Mikael...

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IIHF World Juniors: Quarterfinals Go Monday

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The medal round begins at the IIHF World Junior Championship today with Finland taking on Slovakia and Russia and the Czech Republic renewing their heated rivalry. Check out Puck Worlds for game...

World Juniors Preliminary Round Recap

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We're about to start the medal rounds at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, but before we do, we're looking back at the preliminary round. Top players, scorers, goaltenders and game results...

World Juniors GDT: New Year's Eve Specials

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Today's the final day of preliminary round action at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, and there's plenty to be decided. Sweden and Russia battle for a semifinal bye, while three other games...

Group of Death Claims the Americans

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The USA are almost certainly out of medal contention after back-to-back upset losses at the hands of Finland and the Czech Republic. See why this result is both surprising, and yet not as far...

World Juniors Day Five: Americans vs. Czechs Highlight Action

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Day Five at the IIHF World Junior Championship sees a lot of intrigue, as the Americans face their biggest adversity in a must win game against the Czechs. Meanwhile, Sweden meets Slovakia, Finland...

Time To Give The WJC Minnows a Fair Shake

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There was a lot of complaining about the quality of games on Thursday that saw Canada and Russia run up the scores on Denmark and Latvia. Here's a minor tweak that could help prevent some of the...

World Junior GDT Day Four: Blowouts Forecasted

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Day Four of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship is projected to be a big letdown from the previous day's excitement, as the top seeds in each pool play the bottom seeds in the only two games on...

World Junior GDT Day Three: Top Four Plays Next Four

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Day Three of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships sees the top 8 nations of junior hockey face off against each other in four different games. Come here for the breakdown and discussion...

World Junior GDT Day Two: Czechs and Slovaks Debut

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Day Two of the IIHF World Junior Championships sees the Czechs and Slovaks make their debuts against Denmark and Latvia, respectively. Come join the discussion!

Injury Concerns Overshadow Day One's Blowouts

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Injuries and high scoring was the story of Day 1 of the World Juniors. See how the injuries could effect the tournament down the line.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Russia

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Russia are now the defending gold medallists at the IIHF World Junior Championship for the first time since 2004. See what their talented roster looks like as they try and go for a repeat of last...

World Junior GDT Day One: Four Games Kick Off the Tournament

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Today is Game 1 of the IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta, Canada, and there are four games to cover. Settle in here for the day and follow the action!

2012 World Junior Medal Predictions

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As always, I have to stick my neck out and make some predictions when a major IIHF tournament comes around. Here's my predicted finish for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Canada

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The Canadian WJC team is always a force to be reckoned with, and 2012 doesn't look to be any different in that regard. Puck Worlds takes a look at the host's chances to re-claim the gold medal.

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team America

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The USA have been a force at the IIHF WJCs the past couple of years, and 2012 tournament looks no different. See how their roster breaks down as they look set to improve on last year's bronze medal...

2012 World Juniors Preview: Team Switzerland

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Switzerland has made some noise at the past two IIHF World Junior Championships, and they look to advance out of the preliminary round for the third straight year in 2012. Here's a look at the...

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