WJC Game-Day: Canada vs. United States

Ryan Pike
December 29 2012 10:22PM

 

 

One of the marquee match-ups of the World Juniors takes place on Sunday night in Ufa, Russia – and the wee hours of Sunday morning in North America – as Team Canada tangles with Team USA!

Team Canada (2-0-0) is coming off a resounding defeat of Germany and a surprising come-from-behind win over Slovakia. Canada's systems were a bit fast and loose against Germany (the only goals Germany have scored in the tournament were against Canada) and the discipline problems that emerged during the pre-competition games exploded against Slovakia. Two Canadian forwards were ejected from the game and the club had to battle back from behind.

Against Slovakia.

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World Juniors Begin, Ferland Back to Brandon?

Ryan Pike
December 27 2012 10:02AM

The World Juniors kicked off on Wednesday in Ufa, Russia and Flames players performed rather well in their first games. Meanwhile, it seems like a Flames pro prospect might return to his junior squad.

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Flames at the World Juniors

Ryan Pike
December 25 2012 07:03PM

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship kicks off on Boxing Day. The Calgary Flames may be represented by up to five NHL prospects, which is a large number compared to recent years.

Heading into the tournament, does this number represent a massive shift in the organization? And does World Junior success translate into anything?

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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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