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WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championships) 2015

Started by hockeyfan1, December 25, 2014, 08:32:35 AM

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Coinciding with Hockey Canada's 100th Anniversary (1914-2014), this year's World Junior Hockey Championships (or WHJC, for short), are being held in Canada, namely in Toronto & Montreal. 

Check link below for complete schedule, time, and location:



Team Canada plays it's first game against Slovakia Friday (Boxing Day).

Here is the Team Canada roster:

Goaltenders                                                       NHL team rights
Eric Comrie, Tri-City Americans (WHL)                 Winnipeg Jets
Zachary Fucale, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)          Montreal Canadiens

Madison Bowey, Kelowna Rockets (WHL)               Washington Capitals                   
Dillon Heatherington, Swift Current (WHL)             Columbus Blue Jackets   
Joe Hicketts, Victoria Royals (WHL)                        Detroit Red Wings
Samuel Morin, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)              Philadelphia Flyers
Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Cougars (WHL)          Winnipeg Jets
Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)  Edmonton Oilers
Shea Theodore, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)           Anaheim Ducks

Lawson Crouse, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)            Draft-eligible 2015
Max Domi, London Knights (OHL)                           Arizona Coyotes
Anthony Duclair, New York Rangers (NHL)              NYRangers
Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (OHL)                          St.Louis Blues             
Frederik Gauthier, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL)         Toronto Maple Leafs
Curtis Lazar, Ottawa Senators (NHL)                      Ottawa Senators
Connor McDavid, Erie Otters (OHL)                         Draft-eligible 2015
Nick Paul, North Bay Battalion (OHL)                      Ottawa Senators                   
Nic Petan, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)                 Winnipeg Jets
Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)              Tampa Bay
Sam Reinhart, Kootenay Ice (WHL)                        Buffalo Sabres                     
Nick Ritchie, Peterborough Petes (OHL)                  Anaheim Ducks
Jake Virtanen, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
                    Vancouver Canucks

Source: TSN

Boston Leaf

good luck to Canada, Sweden and what ever other country is represented on these boards.. I will be pulling for my country (USA) but will be honest.. this tournament seems to mean way more to folks in Canada than here in states. I will watch all of the USA games and hope they win but if they lose oh well.. It's not the end of the world for me..


Here is the Team USA roster:

Goaltenders                                                  .  NHL team rights
Thatcher Demko, Boston College (NCAA)          Vancouver Canucks                                                       
Alex Nedeljkovic, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)        Carolina Hurricanes
Brandon Halverson, Soo Greyhounds (OHL)       NYRangers

Noah Hanifin, Boston College (NCAA)                 Draft-eligible 2015
Will Butcher, University of Denver (NCAA)          Colorado Avalanche
Brando Carlos, Tri-City Americans (WHL)            Draft-eligible 2015
Ian McCoshen, Boston College (NCAA)                Florida Panthers
Ryan Collins, University of Minnesota (NCAA)      Columbus Bkue Jackets
Steve Santini, Boston College (NCAA)                 New Jersey Devils
Zachary Werenski, University of Michigan(NCAA)  Draft-eligible 2015
Anthony DeAngelo, Sarnia Sting (OHL)                Tampa Bay

Jack Eichel, Boston University (NCAA)                  Draft-eligible 2015
JD Compher, University of Michigan (NCAA)          Buffalo Sabres
Nick Schmaltz, University of N.Dakota (NCAA)       Chicago Blackhawks
Anthony Louis, Miami University (NCAA)               Chicago Blackhasks
Miles Wood, Noble & Greenough (USHL)                New Jersey Devils
Sonny Milano, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)                Columbus Blue Jackets
Tyler Motts, University of Michigan (NCAA)            Chicago Blackhawks
Alex Tuch, Boston College (NCAA)                         Minnesota Wild
Chase DeLeo, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)           Winnipeg Jets
Dylan Larkin, University of Michigan (NCAA)          Detroit Red Wings
Hudson Fasching, University of Minnesota (NCAA)  Buffalo Sabres
Austin Matthews, National Under-18 Team (USHL) Draft-eligible 2016
John Hayden, Yale University (NCAA)
                      Chicago Blackhawks



The U.S. defeated Finland 2-1, thanks to Jack Eichel's shootout winner.  Eichel's two points  propelled Team U.S.A. in this game, which featured some pretty dramatic saves on the part of both goaltenders, Thatcher Demko of the U.S., and Hannu Jortikka of Finland.



After taking a 2 goal to 0 lead, Team Denmark not only allowed Team Russia to stage a comeback in tying the game but also lost in the shootout, with the final score being 3-2.

The Russians anted up their skating, outshooting Denmark halfway through the game.


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The Danes who have two drafted players -- Nikolaj Ehlers (Winnipeg Jets), & Oliver Bjorkstaand (Columbus Blue Jackets) -- were happy even though they lost their first game to Russia.  Denmark is currently in it's third year of participation in the WJC.

Nice story. Read here:


Nylander with a goal in the Sweden game and according to the IIHF recap: "Wearing Borje Salming's 21, Nylander acquitted himself well in the victory."