I hope you’re all having a good 2010 so far and that the last party of 2009 was so memorable for you that you can’t remember it.
So, the preliminary round of the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships have concluded, so we’ll take a look at how our Oilers prospects have faired. First off, for players of the game, Jordan Eberle has earned this award twice (vs. Switzerland and USA), Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson (vs. Czech Republic) and Teemu Hartikainen (vs. Russia) have each received the honor once.
Jordan Eberle is leading the way in scoring with 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) with Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson one point behind with 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Svensson also scored a very nice goal yesterday against the Finns, in which he skated through pretty much the entire line and stepped in the zone and beat the goaltender with a nice shot. We can’t be excited about today’s team, but we can definitely be excited about tomorrow’s.
So here are the stats for the tourney at this point…
|EDMONTON OILERS PROSPECT WATCH|
Canada and Sweden have both won their respective groups, undefeated, and earned a bye in the first game of the regulation round. The Finns finished the round 2-2. They’ve had a pretty difficult set of games so far though, so don’t count them out. They’ve played the Czechs (4-3 Win), the Russians (2-0 Loss), the Austrians (10-1 Win) and the Swedes (7-1 Loss). It won’t get any easier for them when they play the Americans on Saturday (7:00PM MST start). Sweden will play the winner of this game on Sunday (7:00PM MST). Canada will play the winner of Saturday’s Russia/Switzerland game (3:00PM MST start) on Sunday (3:00PM MST).
We’ll have a game day thread (GDT) up for you on Sunday for Canada’s first game of the regulation round.
Here is the scehdule for the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championships Regulation Round:
|World Junior Hockey Championships – Regulation Round Schedule|
|Game #||Date||Home Team||Away Team||Location|
|21||Jan 2, 2010 @ 11:00AM MST||Slovakia||Austria||Saskatoon|
|22||Jan 2, 2010 @ 3:00PM MST||Russia||Switzerland||Saskatoon|
|23||Jan 2, 2010 @ 7:00PM MST||USA||Finland||Saskatoon|
|24||Jan 3, 2010 @ 11:00AM MST||Czech Republic||Lavtia||Saskatoon|
|25||Jan 3, 2010 @ 3:00PM MST||Canada||Switzerland||Saskatoon|
|26||Jan 3, 2010 @ 7:00PM MST||Sweden||USA||Saskatoon|
|27||Jan 4, 2010 @ 11:00AM MST||Czech Republic||Slovakia||Saskatoon|
|28||Jan 4, 2010 @ 3:00PM MST||Austria||Latvia||Saskatoon|
|29||Jan 4, 2010 @ 7:00PM MST||Russia||Finland||Saskatoon|
|30||Jan 5, 2010 @ 2:00PM MST||Switzerland||SWE/USA loser||Saskatoon|
|31||Jan 5, 2010 @ 6:00PM MST||Canada||SWE/USA winner||Saskatoon|