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2018 WJHC (World Junior Hockey Championship)

Started by hockeyfan1, December 21, 2017, 10:52:02 AM

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L K

Canada certainly getting the officiating edge here

barney_rebel

We f*ckin rule man!!


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hockeyfan1

Whoa Canada!

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Sore loser, young man...

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hockeyfan1

#97
Some say the best team always wins.  For the most part that holds true, but, here at these World Juniors, the best team Team Sweden, that statement didn't quite measure up, not when it counted the most.

Team Canada defeated Team Sweden in tonight's Gold Medal game by a score of 3-1.

The Swedes outshot Canada in every period, yet the Canadians were given ample opportunity on five power play advantages to create some real damage on the scoreboard.  Even though Canada went 0/5 with the man advantage, they made the most of their scoring chances with some precise sharpshooting.

After a scoreless first period, Canada's Dillon Dubé made the most of a Jordan Kyrou pass, went on the rush, split the Swedish defence and high shot it past Swedish 'keeper Gustavvson.

Sweden countered to tie it a mere few seconds later.

With the game still tied in the third period, and with barely five minutes of regulation time remaining, Canada's Tyler Steenburgen's redirection of a point shot by Conor Timmons proved to be the winning goal. Team Sweden kept pressing valiantly, forcing Canadian goaltender Carter Hart to come up against some tough shots.  With the  seconds ticking down, Alex Fromenton scored the empty netter that Gold-sealed the win for Team Canada.

Ah, glory!  What a feeling it must be!

Congratulations to Team Canada on a job very well done indeed, a roster that on paper didn't seem to impress hockey pundits.

To Team Sweden, we congratulate you on a tremendously successful overall tournament.
Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs can hardly wait for the day Timothy Lillejgren joins the Blue & White!

Game story:
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/canada-sweden-world-juniors-championship-1.4475738

hockeyfan1

#98
Bronze Medal game:

Team USA soundly defeated Team Czech Republic by a score of 9-3, winning the Bronze medal for the third place finish.

US forward Trent Frederic led the US offensive onslaught with four goals.

Kieffer Bellows, the tournament goal-scoring leader, added two - - his eighth & ninth - -and shattered a Team USA WJHC record by surpassing Jeremy Roenick's own US WJHC record of eight goals set in 1989.

Bellows becomes the second-highest scorer in tournament history, alongside Markus Naslund's  (Sweden) record of thirteen goals set in 1993.

Congrats to Team USA.

Game story:
http://m.2018.worldjunior.hockey/en/games/2018-01-05/CZE-vs-USA/#recap

OrangeBlack

How did Carter Hart look during the tournament?  Do you think he has a good NHL future?

Frank E

Quote from: L K on January 05, 2018, 10:09:58 PM
Canada certainly getting the officiating edge here

Absolutely, but it was nice to be on the other side of the officials for a change.

Frank E

Quote from: OrangeBlack on January 06, 2018, 09:01:57 AM
How did Carter Hart look during the tournament?  Do you think he has a good NHL future?

I thought he played really well...like as good as Justin Pogge played.

L K

Quote from: Frank E on January 06, 2018, 09:20:42 AM
Quote from: L K on January 05, 2018, 10:09:58 PM
Canada certainly getting the officiating edge here

Absolutely, but it was nice to be on the other side of the officials for a change.

Absolutely.  That Sweden penalty kill though, what a fantastic job they provided.

herman

Quote from: hockeyfan1 on January 05, 2018, 11:28:49 PM
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I think some GMs would be happy to have a player that hates losing.

Then there's this guy:
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Hobbes

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on January 05, 2018, 09:35:09 PM
Quote from: Hobbes on January 05, 2018, 09:04:37 PM
Canada's first goal is on a fairly weak defensive play by Liljegren. I hope he doesn't decide to redeem himself until next game....


Dahlin got beat on that rush too. Liljegren just let his guy go to try and tank Rasmus' draft stock so he'll drop to the Leafs.

Not sure that's going to be enough to get him to drop all the way to 31. I suppose every little bit helps.
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