Category: WJHC GDT

WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 3, Russia 5 – Gold Medal Final – 2011-01-05 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN

By , January 5, 2011 10:46 am

2011 WJHC - Canada vs. Russia - Gold Medal Game
Canada Canada – 3 FINAL Russia Russia – 5
WJHC 2011 Gold Medal Final
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Russia finished 6th in 2010
Date: Jan 05 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Here we go, the gold medal game between Canada and Russia… two huge rivals. These are the teams that have been the best for decades. The Russians have stumbled as of late, but they look to be back. They had a tough win over Sweden in a shootout to get here, highlighted by some great goaltending by Dmitri Shikin. The Canadians dominated the Americans in their semi-final, and won 4-1 to get here today.

The Canadians have already beaten the Russians in this year’s tournament. In the opening game for Canada, the Canadians won by a score of 6-3. I am hoping for a similar result, or a result at least in Canada’s favor.

The USA also will play Sweden, earlier this afternoon (1:30PM MST). Gotta root for the Swedes, as hard as it is to do after they chirped at Canada (calling the USA a harder team to play against than us, and saying that the refs call in our favor often).

Let’s Go Canada!
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WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, USA 1 – Semi-final – 2011-01-03 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN

By , January 3, 2011 1:05 pm

Canada vs. USA - 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship Semifinal
Canada Canada – 4 FINAL USA USA – 1
WJHC 2011 Semifinal
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
USA were gold medal winners in 2010
Date: Jan 03 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: TSN


Today’s game is a semifinal between the United States and Canada. No matter how much I build this one up, I can’t build it up enough. Last year’s final between the USA and Canada hurt. It sucked to see Canada lose on their own soil to our neighbors to the south. There is a rivalry between us both.. I don’t have to explain it. Everyone knows about it. Last year, Canadian goaltending was very suspect. This year, it is much of the same. It’s a game I’m worried about, for sure. I’m not sure if the Canadians can do it. I wasn’t sure if the Canadians could beat the Swedes either, so I omitted the prediction there. They ended up losing. Well, since I’m a superstitious guy when it comes to hockey, I’m making a prediction in this one.. Continue reading 'WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, USA 1 – Semi-final – 2011-01-03 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN'»

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.

WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, Switzerland 1 – Quarterfinal – 2011-01-02 @ 1:30PM MST – TSN

By , January 2, 2011 12:17 pm

Canada vs. Switzerland - 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships
Canada Canada – 4 FINAL Switzerland Switzerland – 1
WJHC 2011 Quarterfinal
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Switzerland were 4th place in 2010
Date: Jan 02 @ 1:30 PM MST
TV: TSN


Today’s game is a quarterfinal between Switzerland and Canada. The Swiss finished 3rd in Pool A (2W, 2L), while Canada finished 2nd in Pool B (3W, 1OTL). Canada pounded the Swiss in the pre-competition round by 8-0. I suspect this will be a lot closer of a game. But I do think the Canadians will still dominate this one. Switzerland’s wins came against Germany and Slovakia, which aren’t exactly powerhouse teams, however they gave the USA a run for their money in a 2-1 loss on December 31, 2010.

Prediction: 6-2 Canada
Team Canada Roster
Team Switzerland Roster

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WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 5, Sweden 6 (SO) – Game 4 – 2010-12-31 @ 2:00PM MST – TSN

By , December 30, 2010 11:58 pm

Canada vs. Sweden - 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships - Buffalo

Canada Canada – 5 FINAL (SO) Sweden Sweden – 6
WJHC 2011 Game 4
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Sweden were bronze medal winners in 2010
Date: Dec 31 @ 2:00 PM MST
TV: TSN


This game is huge. In the pre-competition game between these two teams, Canada did win by a score of 4-1. However it should be noted that Sweden spent a crazy amount of time in the box (some of the penalties were outrageous). They had 12 penalties to our 5, but still managed to outshoot us 30-25. Expect a tough and much closer game. Both of these teams are undefeated in the preliminary round. The winner of this game will earn a bye into the Semi-final round.

Jaden Schwartz (fractured ankle – likely done for the tournament) and Zack Kassian (suspended for previous game and this game) will be absent from this game. The Canadians had a line up that looked like Swiss cheese when they faced the Norwegians. With any hope, all but these Continue reading 'WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 5, Sweden 6 (SO) – Game 4 – 2010-12-31 @ 2:00PM MST – TSN'»

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