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2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)

Started by hockeyfan1, December 21, 2017, 11:52:02 AM

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herman

2-0 going into the 1st intermission on the back of two power play goals for the Canadians.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

Judging by the ice and weather conditions so far, this game is basically wrapped up as it'll be pretty easy to sit on this.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

herman

More interesting now as Bellows has cut the lead to 1 during a 5-on-3 PP.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

barney_rebel

We rule man


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herman

Oh hey a 5v5 goal. Flip pass to a breakaway starts a scramble that leads to a throw on goal by Jake Bean.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

barney_rebel

We stink dudes.


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barney_rebel

Pretty boneheaded move.  Let's just gift them the game.


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barney_rebel

We stink dudes. 


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CarltonTheBear

Switching ends at 2:30 of a 5:00 overtime is insanely dumb.

barney_rebel

Wow we really stink dudes.


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LittleHockeyFan

:(

there's no way they shoulda lost this game >:-(

barney_rebel

That's exactly how you giftwrap a game and hand the win to them.


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hockeyfan1

#42
Call it the "Buffalo Blizzard" or the "Snow Bowl",  as Team Canada and Team USA played before 44,000+ fans on yesterday (Friday) afternoon, at New ERA Field at Orchard Park, the home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills.  It was the first time WJHC history that an attendance mark has been shattered  as it was thedirst time a WJHC had been played in the outdoors.

Despite the temperature drop and the continuous snowfall that made for blizzard-like conditions, Team Canada and Team USA put on a classic of a World Junior game.

With Canada firmly in the lead heading into the third period, thanks to scorers suchas Cale Makar, Dillingham DubĂ©, & Boris Katchouk, it looked like the Canadians were going to win this one.  Then, the roof fell in for Canada, so to speak. Penalties after dumb penalty, at one point, the Americans enjoyed a 5v3 advantage, and before anyone knew it, Team USA had tied it all up in less than a minute, on goals by Perenovich and Tkachuk.

Overtime.  No scoring.  On to a shootout where Canadians were blanked and the US connected on two out of three.  Game over. 4-3 for Team USA.

Some of the Canadian players such as goalkeeper Carter Hart who made 32 saves, blamed it on the snow:

Quote"When the snow gets pretty thick there and there isn't a shovel there for a while, then it starts to build up and you can't really see the puck very well," said Hart. "But it's always nice when we got the clears. It's quite a big difference when there's snow and there's not."

But it was no doubt in anyone's mind what really cost Canada the game, a lack of discipline that lead the way to the penalty box too many times, exploited by the shrewd Americans who found the holes in Canada's strategy and succeeded where the Canadians failed.  The timing could not have been better for Team USA.  Team Canada all but gift-wrapped the win for them. Ouch.

Much to the consternation and frustration of Canadian coach Dominique Ducharme:

Quote"We had control of the game," said Ducharme. "We put them back into the game with bad penalties."

"We're killing that two-minute penalty early in the third period, there's about two inches of snow on the ice and it's a two-on-two and we're trying to go score," said Ducharme. "Turnover, comes back, and they score."

Okay, so the snow gets some other blame, but one cannot absolve the stupidity of the nature of those penalties in that third period.  Disicpline is where it's at.

For more:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/world-junior-roundup-canada-us-outdoor-1.4467839

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/world-junior-canada-usa-outdoor-wharnsby-1.4467834

hockeyfan1

#43
Other (Friday)  WJHC results:

Team Russia does away with Team Belarus 5-2, solidifying Russians entry into Quarter-Final play.

As for Team Belarus, they face the Czech Republic today (Saturday) and are currently last in their group with no points.


Source:  2018.worldjunior.hockey

hockeyfan1

#44
Team Canada plays Denmark today (Saturday) and a win will clinch first place in their group.