WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

Ryan Pike
December 20 2012 09:07AM

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn't get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland.

The game is the first chance to evaluate the final roster for Canada and for Finnish fans to prepare for a couple cuts that need to be made before the tournament begins.

Here are the lines for each club, courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters (@markhmasters).

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Flames World Junior Primer

Ryan Pike
December 18 2012 11:01AM

 

 

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior (U-20) Championship begins on December 26, but there is a lot of hockey to watch this week as teams prepare for the tournament. To provide a handy checklist for hockey-starved Flames fans, here is a quick-and-dirty primer for the games that are coming up.

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Catching up with Flames prospects

Ryan Pike
December 17 2012 10:17AM

We're into the holiday season, which means that junior kids are off to World Junior camps, that college schedules are sparse to allow for final exams, and various European club teams are off to allow for holiday tournaments.

What better time to assess how the various Flames prospects are doing this year?

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Wotherspoon to Russia, Brossoit back to Edmonton

Ryan Pike
December 14 2012 09:55AM

It's hard to figure out who got the best of the Team Canada World Junior cuts on Thursday evening.

Flames sixth round pick – and WHL playoff MVP – Laurent Brossoit was the last goaltender cut from the selection camp roster, despite allowing only two goals all week. Remaining in camp (and soon to head to Europe) are Malcolm Subban, Jordan Binnington and Jake Paterson.

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Flames kids survive first Team Canada cuts

Ryan Pike
December 13 2012 09:23AM

 

 

Although they aren't exactly favorites to make the team, a pair of Calgary Flames prospects survived first cuts at Team Canada's World Junior team selection camp on Wednesday evening.

Despite five guys getting cut from the Team Canada preliminary roster – leaving 31 bodies in camp – goaltender Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon of the Portland Winterhawks have survived.

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