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.
The Division 1 and 2 tournaments of the IIHF World Junior Championship wrapped up this past weekend, with Germany earning promotion to the main event next year in Ufa, Russia. Puck Worlds provides a complete listing of the placements and top players for each team.
With the Division 1A IIHF World Juniors going on in Germany, we've decided to see how exactly this second tier of hockey nations are developing their young players. How strong are their national programs, or are their players heading elsewhere to further their careers?
In IIHF junior action, Germany continues to work their way back to the championship division, while some amazing goaltending helped make things interesting for Lithuania and South Korea against heavily favoured opponents. Stay with Puck Worlds this week for continued coverage of the Division 1 and 2 levels of the World Juniors as we gear up for the main event.
The big stars may not be out in force at these IIHF U20 tournaments, but there are some potential gems hidden amongst the rubble in the Division 1 and 2 levels. Here we have a look at the action that will take place this week at the lower level World Junior tournaments.
The Canadian national World Junior team is a hotly debated subject amongst hockey fans throughout the nation. I join the group with my selections, based on how Head Coach Don Hay likes to build his clubs.
Based on a formula of the results of both the U18 and U20 IIHF World Championships, I've come up with a world ranking for national junior hockey programs. The Americans are the top program heading into the 2012 World Juniors.
Team Canada announced its 41 man selection roster for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship. Here's a look at the roster, which provides an early glimpse into the team that will take to the ice this holiday season in Alberta.
The 2011 Subway Super Series has a lot more intrigue in year's past, with the Russians defending WJC gold as well as this tournament for the first time. Also of interest are top draft prospects Mikhail Grigorenko and Nail Yakupov, with Grigorenko reunited for one night only in Quebec City with longtime teammate Nikita Kucherov.
The 2011-12 QMJHL season is underway, and with Shawinigan hosting the Memorial Cup this year, the competition is fierce for the extra invitation. We look at the standings through October, as well as the performances of the NHL prospects to date.
The unofficial start of the international hockey season is the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, which runs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from Aug 8-13 this year. Check in on the best hockey players born in 1994, who will feature prominently in the 2012 and 2013 NHL Entry Drafts.
Its been a while since we've seen a run on Russian prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, and due to hockey politics, don't expect that to change in 2011. But the ones that are picked could turn out to be huge coups by the team that drafted them, and here we feature the most likely to get picked.
The only American QMJHL team, the Lewiston MAINEiacs, have disappeared, with the franchise folding and players dispersed via a draft amongst the remaining 17 teams. Find out how this affects the QMJHL's American presence, and what options the league is exploring to keep up with their Canadian counterparts.
We're into the playoff rounds at the IIHF World U18 Championships, with Finland meeting Russia and Canada having to defeat Germany and their loud fans. Check out the key players involved, and also a word on the relegation games.
The final day of round robin action is taking place in southern Germany at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships. See how the teams have done to date, and get a sneak peek on some of the top talent for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Mexico defeated Serbia 4-2 at home to win the IIHF U20 Division 3 Championships, ending the U20 season. Here's a look at that win, and a ranking of each country's U20 programs.
How much does size matter in hockey? Well, looking at the discrepency between national junior teams near the top and near the bottom, maybe more than we like to admit.
Opening game for Mexico and Bulgaria at the U20 IIHF WJCs, Division 3 live from the Zocalo in Mexico City. This is Mexico's Winter Classic.
A recap of the standings at the IIHF U20 WJHCs. And a look at next year's groupings.
Canada, Russia for the gold. No further explanation needed.
The bronze medal game at the IIHF U20 World Juniors is ready to go. Come here to discuss Sweden vs. USA.
The IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championships are coming to a close. Here's some thoughts on the event so far, the final games, and the future of the event in the USA.