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Oiler's Prospect Kemp Coming Up Clutch For U.S.

Oiler's Prospect Kemp Coming Up Clutch For U.S.

Phil Kemp was one of the heroes of a 2-1 American victory over Russia in the early semi-final Friday, slotting the U.S. into an opportunity to claim their second gold in three years at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
The Stage Is Set For A Golden Finn-USh

The Stage Is Set For A Golden Finn-USh

Like a ketchup bottle, the goals eventually flowed for Finland in a 6-1 win over Switzerland to book its spot in the gold medal game against the United States. And while the Finns are tipped as the underdogs, the Americans aren't buying it.
Missing The 'Mark. Kazakhstan Takes Relegation Series Over Danes.

Missing The 'Mark. Kazakhstan Takes Relegation Series Over Danes.

Demid Yeremeyev made 25 as Kazakstan avoided relegation at the world junior championship with a 4-0 win over Denmark on Friday.
Do You Believe in ( Jr. ) Miracles?

Do You Believe in ( Jr. ) Miracles?

The U.S. will play for gold after beating Russia 2-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Friday.
Kazakhstan Feeling The Love In Victoria

Kazakhstan Feeling The Love In Victoria

Despite losing its four Pool B round-robin games in Victoria against Finland, United States, Slovakia and Sweden, the Kazakhstan team quickly became lovable underdogs.
Kazakhs' Take First Game Against Denmark In Relegation Best Of Three Series

Kazakhs' Take First Game Against Denmark In Relegation Best Of Three Series

Artur Gatiyatov scored the winning goal and added an assist and goaltender Demid Yeremeyev made 40 saves as Kazakhstan held off Denmark 4-3 Wednesday in the first game of the relegation round at the world junior hockey championship.
U.S. Throws 41 Shots At Czechs To Get The Victory

U.S. Throws 41 Shots At Czechs To Get The Victory

Josh Norris had the eventual winner early in the second period as the United States held off a stubborn Czech Republic for a 3-1 win on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the world junior hockey tournament.
Huge Win For Swiss, As They Knock Off Sweden In Quarter Finals

Huge Win For Swiss, As They Knock Off Sweden In Quarter Finals

Switzerland defeated top-ranked Sweden 2-0 Wednesday in a quarterfinal upset at the world junior hockey championship.
A Great Effort, But Canada Comes Up Short

A Great Effort, But Canada Comes Up Short

Finland tied the game late then won 2-1 in overtime to eliminate Canada from the World Junior Hockey Championship.
It's Only Natural. Farabee's Trick Powers U.S. Past Kazakhstan.

It's Only Natural. Farabee's Trick Powers U.S. Past Kazakhstan.

Joel Farabee posted a natural hat trick and the United States amassed eight total goals as they easily took down Kazakhstan at the World Junior Championship.
Survey Says.....

Survey Says.....

The Canadians faced a little adversity for the first time and didn't let bad habits seep in; Sweden's depth shows itself through two games; the Russians don't start the strongest, but history suggests they'll come around; and Kaapo Kakko looks very comfortable.
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Owen Tippett spin-o-rama - What a beauty!
Looking To The Future

Looking To The Future

Wednesday ahead of Team Canada’s first game of the tournament, the concourse outside Rogers Arena was packed with red jerseys and toques.
Trusting Mr. X.......DiPietro To Lead The Way For Canadians

Trusting Mr. X.......DiPietro To Lead The Way For Canadians

Michael DiPietro says that he is not superstitious.Doesn’t talk to his posts. Doesn’t have a pair of lucky socks or underwear. Doesn’t bow to the hockey gods like Carter Hart famo…
Canadians Off To A Stellar Start At World Juniors

Canadians Off To A Stellar Start At World Juniors

Team Canada looked like the antithesis of the nervy, erratic side that laboured through three pre-tournament games last week, as the Canadians rollicked Denmark 14-0 to open the World Junior Championship on Wednesday.
15-2, 15-4, And The Danes Don't Score. Well, Almost.....

15-2, 15-4, And The Danes Don't Score. Well, Almost.....

Team Canada looked nothing like the nervy, erratic side that laboured through three pre-tournament games last week, as the Canadians rollicked Denmark 14-0 to open the World Junior Championship on Wednesday.
Oh Slo Close. U.S. Hangs On To Top Slovakia 2-1

Oh Slo Close. U.S. Hangs On To Top Slovakia 2-1

#TeamUSA opens up #WorldJuniors preliminary round play with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia! Evan Barratt, named U.S. Player of the Game, had the game-winning goal in the third period. #USAWJC🇺🇸”
The Swiss Miss. Czech Republic Gets OT Winner

The Swiss Miss. Czech Republic Gets OT Winner

David Kvasnicka scored 52 seconds into overtime as the Czech Republic beat Switzerland 2-1 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2019 world junior hockey championship.
Jack Hughes Is Worth Watching at WJHC

Jack Hughes Is Worth Watching at WJHC

A player who has dominated at every level, consensus 2019 No. 1 Jack Hughes has NHL scouts drooling. This is how he became a potential generational talent.
U.S. Looks Solid In Final Tune-Up

U.S. Looks Solid In Final Tune-Up

Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice less than four minutes into the game as the United States went on to down the Czech Republic 6-2 on Saturday in an exhibition tune-up ahead of the world junior hockey championship.
Better Now Than Later. Canada Drops Final Exhibition Game

Better Now Than Later. Canada Drops Final Exhibition Game

It's a feeling Canada hopes not to experience again for the rest of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Embracing The Challenge Is Nothing New To Tim Hunter

Embracing The Challenge Is Nothing New To Tim Hunter

On a level ice surface, Canada should beat nearly everyone at hockey. This is what makes coaching Team Canada at a world junior championship, played in Canada, almost thankless.
Canadian Teams' Prospects At 2019 World Juniors

Canadian Teams' Prospects At 2019 World Juniors

So if you're more interested in keeping tabs on players who may one day wear the jersey of your favourite NHL team, here's a brief rundown of who to watch for, and what you may see from them.
Top 3 Players By Team At 2019 World Junior Championship

Top 3 Players By Team At 2019 World Junior Championship

There are a lot of players to follow annually at the WJC and to get you prepared for this event, Sportsnet junior hockey and NHL Draft insider Sam Cosentino gives you three players to focus on for each team in the tournament.
2019 World Junior Championship Group A Preview

2019 World Junior Championship Group A Preview

Canada coach Tim Hunter is looking for one attribute more than any other as his team prepares for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
2019 World Junior Championship Group B Preview

2019 World Junior Championship Group B Preview

Many anticipate Jack Hughes of the United States being the most-watched player at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.