World Junior Hockey Championships Stage Set

By , January 2, 2011 9:44 pm

2011 WJHC Semi-final games have been decided..

2011 WJHC Semi-final games have been decided..

The teams advancing to the semi-final have been set.

Russia will first face Sweden on Monday at 1:30PM MST. Canada will then face the USA (also on Monday) at 5:30PM MST. The winners of the games will face each other for the gold, while the losers will play for the bronze. Both final games will take place on Wednesday. The bronze medal game will take place at 1:30PM MST, and the gold medal game will take place at 5:30PM MST.

All games should be available on TSN in Canada. The USA games are apparently going to play on the NHL Network for American viewers.

10 Responses to “World Junior Hockey Championships Stage Set”

  1. gr8one says:

    Gonna be a gooder!!

  2. Racki says:

    Yah, I saw some comments from Americans on TSN rubbing in beforehand how the Canadians wouldn’t even make it into the semis and how the USA would walk away with Gold. I sure as hell hope Canada smokes them tomorrow and USA takes Bronze at best.

    However, the Americans are a pretty strong team.. lots of returnees, and some good goaltending. Won’t be an easy one, especially since both Canadian goaltenders appear to be mediocre. :(

  3. Racki says:

    New poll up, related to the tourney

  4. Bostonoiler says:

    USA USA USA USA Lets go boys!

  5. dawgtoy says:

    The States hasn’t exactly lit up this tournament IMO. They beat Switzerland 2-1, got a victory over Germany 4-1, Took OT to beat Finland 4-3. Considering they are the defending champs with as many returnees that they have, what gives? Just playing it cool in a weak pool or simply not as good as we give them credit to be. All that aside, should be one hell of a game. 5-3 Canada is prediction, and Canadian goaltending won’t be a factor today. Ole ole ole ole, ole ole!!!

  6. Racki says:

    Ya, it’s tough to read the Americans. They haven’t really been challenged too hard yet. They did face the Finns (3-2 final, actually) and you missed Slovakia (beat them 6-1). But I think those two teams are in the 5th-7th best team in the tourney range. Certainly not on the same level of Sweden, for example. The Swiss game was only 2-1, but the Americans did dominate there in chances, anyways. Just like us, they got a bit stifled by the solid Swiss D, it would seem. Anyways, I wouldn’t read too much into it. They might not be as good as people are touting them to be though, you’re right… but the Canadians will have a tough game ahead, nonetheless, for sure!

  7. Steve-O says:

    That Sweden/Russia match was really good. Lets beat the states now and send them to the bronze game, and bring on the real rivalry with Russia!

  8. Racki says:

    Oi.. Canada better win this one. Could easily go home without any medals.

  9. hemmerlady says:

    Occasionally-lost-in-our-zone-looking D – can’t play scared. Don’t underestimate the States.
    Don’t rely on the goalie to make up for defensive complacency.
    Wearing my brand new Eberle t-shirt for luck.

  10. Racki says:

    Eberle is a guy they definitely could use there!

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