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2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:24 am

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[IIHF TOURNAMENT PAGE] ~ [SCHEDULE PAGE]

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[HOCKEY CANADA PAGE] ~ [SCHEDULE & RESULTS]

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[TSN TOURNAMENT PAGE] - With links to stories and video highlights, even full games.

EARLY STORIES

PRE-TOURNAMENT GAMES:

Canada had a tough game with Sweden and then cruised over Finland and Slovakia. The Hockey Canada links with stories and summaries are here:
[CANADA v SWEDEN]
[CANADA v FINLAND]
[CANADA v SLOVAKIA]

DIVISION I RESULTS:

Each year the bottom two teams from the WJHC are demoted to Division I whilst the winners of the two Division I pools are promoted in their place. In one such pool, Switzerland edged past Belarus and in the other Austria upset tournament hosts Denmark. The links are here:
RE: SWITZERLAND: [EUROHOCKEY] ~ [IIHF]
RE: AUSTRIA: [EUROHOCKEY] ~ [IIHF]

NEXT GAMES

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CANADA v CZECH REPUBLIC (DEC 26 @ 6:30 CT)
KAZAKHSTAN v CANADA (DEC 28 @ 2:30 CT)
GERMANY v CANADA (DEC 29 @ 6:30 CT)
CANADA v UNITED STATES (DEC 31 @ 6:30 CT)

(ALL GAMES ARE ON TSN!)
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by D » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:28 pm

Did you see the goal by Tavares ..... the one he knocked out of mid air ... TWICE .. AWESOME
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:42 pm

D wrote:Did you see the goal by Tavares ..... the one he knocked out of mid air ... TWICE .. AWESOME
Never saw it. In what game was it?

December 26, 2009 ~ early games

Image Russia 4
Image Latvia 1

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]
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Image Germany 2
Image United States 8

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]
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The Russkies and Yankee-Doodles start the tournament with games against two outsiders. Frankly, Latvia, Germany, and Kazkhstan are here to avoid being one of the two sides relegated to Division I next year.

Of course, the big games tonight are Finland v Sweden and Canada v Czech Republic.
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:04 pm

December 26, 2009 ~ late games

Image Finland 1
Image Sweden 3

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]
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Image Czech Republic 1
Image Canada 8

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)] ~ [TSN STORY] ~ [HOCKEY CANADA STORY]
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So, that Tavares kid can sure play, eh?

TC was really rolling. However, the Czechs did look awfully soft and gave up many easy goals. That said, can Kazakhstan or Germany be any better? I suspect that the New Year's Eve game against the Excited States will be this team's first taste of decent competition.


BTW, print oiut the [GAME NOTES] for your own program.
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:37 pm

December 27, 2009

Image Slovakia 7
Image Latvia 2

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]
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Image Kazakhstan 0
Image Germany 9

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]
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Looking at these results, the pictuire is bleak for Latvia and Kazkhstan. Of course, Slovakia is likely wanting to be a quarter-finalist themselves.

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December 28, 2008
1:30 pm CT Russia v Finland
2:30 pm CT Kazakhstan v Canada (TSN)
5:30 pm CT Sweden v Slovakia
6:30 pm CT USA - Czech Republic
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Ravi Ramkissoonsingh » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:34 pm

I wish that I could get excited about this tournament but I just can't. This junior tournament is much like women's hockey internationally in that only a couple of countries have any kind of realistic chance of winning and only one country - Canada - even gives a hoot.
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Post by D » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:01 pm

Hollywood2 wrote:
D wrote:Did you see the goal by Tavares ..... the one he knocked out of mid air ... TWICE .. AWESOME
Never saw it. In what game was it?
It was in the final pre tourney game

Bring on the germans

Hey do you know of a link to team rosters that show who was drafted who ... I've checked the IIHF, TSN and Yahoo sites but they don't show draft status
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Post by Rids » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:28 pm

Remember Johnny is a lacrosse player first. That goal came as second nature as breathing! Was an amazing goal though.
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EDITED: IIHF STORY LINKS UPDATED

Post by Hollywood2 » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:45 pm

December 31, 2008

After a few days where the games were frankly not very good, business picked up significantly in this toiurnament on new year's eve.

Image Sweden 5
Image Russia 0

[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

The Swedish margin of victory was surprising. However, I have seen this movie before. The Russkies lose one in the round-robin then gather steam in the playoff round. If they manage a quarter-final win, they will play Canada. Meanwhile, the Swedes get the bye on the side of the draw opposite Canada.

Image Czech Republic 10
Image Kazakhstan 2

[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

Too bad for Borat. The Kazaks were outmatched here. Anyhow, the Czechs get the Russians in the quarter-final and cannot be discounted.

Image Slovakia 3
Image Finland 2

in a shoot-out
[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

This is a bit of a surprise. However, Slovakia have hit the medals and are no stranger to the quarter-final round. The Finns should able to clobber the relegation round teams and stay in next year's tournament. Slovakia now meets the Excited States.

Image Canada 7
Image United States 4

[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)] ~ [HOCKEY CANADA STORY & SUMMARY] ~ [TSN STORY]

After taking in the Moose game and tuning in on radio on the way home, I was gnashing my teeth at the scoreboard. 3-0 for the Yanks! After making a decision to get a new year's dinner at McDonald's drive-through, the game was tied as we entered the house. The game was exciting. However, this wa sno hockey classic. Many goals were, to say the least, wobbly. I believe the comeback will give Canada confidence. I am not sure about the USA's state of mind. They will need a good start in their next game.

Playoff scenario:

Friday, January 2, 2009
2:30 pm CT Quarter-Final #1 Russia v Czech Republic (TSN)
5:30 pm CT Relegation Germany v Latvia
6:30 pm CT Quarter-Final #2 United States v Slovakia (TSN)

Saturday, January 3, 2009
2:30 pm CT Semi-Final #1 Sweden v USA/Slovakia winner (TSN)
5:30 pm CT Relegation Finland v Kazakhstan
6:30 pm CT Semi-Final #2 Canada v Russia/Czech winner (TSN)

Sunday, January 4, 2009
1:30 pm CT Relegation Finland v Germany
5:30 pm CT Relegation Latvia v Kazakhstan
6:30 pm CT 5th Place USA/Slovakia loser v Russia/Czech loser

Monday, January 5, 2009
2:30 pm CT Bronze game (TSN)
6:30 pm CT Gold game (TSN)
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Sir Purrcival » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:49 pm

Holy Moly

Looks like an upset in the making with Slovakia ahead of the US 4-2 with just a couple of minutes left.
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hymie » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:33 pm

Sir Purrcival wrote:Holy Moly

Looks like an upset in the making with Slovakia ahead of the US 4-2 with just a couple of minutes left.
The Yanks Lose, The Yanks Lose!!!! :D :beer: :rotf: :yahoo: :bounce: :marg:
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:26 pm

January 2, 2009

The Hockey News website is much improved in case you have not checked it out lately. Their WJC site is [HERE].

Image United States 3
Image Slovakia 5

[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)] ~ [THN STORY]

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I listened to the game at work and was shocked at the score. Those pesky Slovaks have never been push-overs and I guess they had some confidence coming off a big win over Finland to make it this far. The Hockey News has a good story on Jaroslav Janus [HERE].

Image Germany 1
Image Latvia 7

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

This result surely must disappoint the Germans. Since the rules require two teams to be demoted each year, it would seem that they will need a win over Finland to stay in the tournament next year.

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Image Russia 5
Image Czech Republic 1

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

The Russian easily dispatched of the disappointing Czechs. This sets up a semi-final meeting with Canada on Saturday, which is what we all were expecting.

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Next games:

Saturday, January 3, 2009
2:30 pm CT Semi-Final #1 Sweden v Slovakia (TSN)
5:30 pm CT Relegation Finland v Kazakhstan
6:30 pm CT Semi-Final #2 Canada v Russia (TSN)

Sunday, January 4, 2009
1:30 pm CT Relegation Finland v Germany
5:30 pm CT Relegation Latvia v Kazakhstan
6:30 pm CT 5th Place USA v Czech Republic

Monday, January 5, 2009
2:30 pm CT Bronze game (TSN)
6:30 pm CT Gold game (TSN)
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Post by Rids » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:21 am

Hollywood2 wrote:January 2, 2009

The Hockey News website is much improved in case you have not checked it out lately. Their WJC site is [HERE].
Since they changed formats with their print version I have avoided them. Might have to see if their website version is better than before.
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hollywood2 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:29 pm

January 3, 2009

Image Sweden 5
Image Slovakia 3

[IIHF STORY] ~ [EUROHOCKEY.NET] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)] ~ [THN STORY] ~ [CANADIAN PRESS]

After the upset of the USA one may have thought that the Slovaks were over-achieving and bound to crash to earth. However, they were right in this one and matters were not solved until an empty-netter put it away for the Swedes.

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Image Finland 7
Image Kazakhstan 1

[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)]

Yet another one-sided loss for Kazakhstan. What else can be said about them?

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Image Canada 6
Image Russia 5

IN A SHOOT-OUT
[IIHF STORY] ~ [SUMMARY (pdf)] ~ [HOCKEY NEWS] ~ [CANADIAN PRESS] ~ [HOCKEY CANADA STORY & SUMMARY] ~ [TSN STORY]

What a wild one!

I was at the Moose game and kept updated with the highlights shown on the scoreboard. (A nice bonus from the Moose, BTW.) Then the overtime nicely coincided with the 2nd intermission. I don't think the Russians ever got the puck out of their own end. However, it went to a shoot-out. It was neat to watch a TV in the concourse of the MTS Centre with a large group of people like that.

My impression is that this team has been fortunate to get this far. They have made loads of mistakes and their team play is poor. Now let's see if they can pull out another on Monday night.

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Next games:

Sunday, January 4, 2009
1:30 pm CT Relegation Finland v Germany
5:30 pm CT Relegation Latvia v Kazakhstan
6:30 pm CT 5th Place USA v Czech Republic

Monday, January 5, 2009
2:30 pm CT Bronze game Slovakia v Russia (TSN)
6:30 pm CT Gold game Canada v Sweden (TSN)
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Re: 2009 World Junior Championship

Post by Hymie » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:10 am

Hollywood2 wrote:January 3, 2009

What a wild one!

I was at the Moose game and kept updated with the highlights shown on the scoreboard. (A nice bonus from the Moose, BTW.) Then the overtime nicely coincided with the 2nd intermission. I don't think the Russians ever got the puck out of their own end. However, it went to a shoot-out. It was neat to watch a TV in the concourse of the MTS Centre with a large group of people like that.

My impression is that this team has been fortunate to get this far. They have made loads of mistakes and their team play is poor. Now let's see if they can pull out another on Monday night.
Lousy way to have to win a hockey game; with a cheesy skills competition, but since those are the rules, we'll have to live with the result :wink: .
I knew the Russian would give them a good game. These guys are great at playing possum. Never believe what you may see in any "weak" games they have played previously.

I am glad that Canada did win. I really want to see the Slovaks win a medal and I really didn't want to have to route against them. Now that the Russians and Americans are out of it, I really am kind of neutral about who wins. Yes I want Canada to win, but I have no problem with anyone else (except for the previously mentioned two) to win. We can't win it every year and it would be good to spread it around a little.
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