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WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 5, Finland 2 – Pre-Comp 3 – 2010-12-23 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN2

By , December 23, 2010 10:48 am

Canada vs. Finland - 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo

Canada Canada – 5 FINAL Finland Finland – 2
WJHC 2011 Pre-competition Game 3
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Finland finished 5th in 2010
Date: Dec 23 @ 5:30 PM MST

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Well Canada is now 2-0 in the preliminary rounds. They beat Switzerland handily on Monday by a score of 8-0. They beat Sweden on Tuesday quite easily as well by a score of 4-1… however I felt in this game the penalties were heavily unfavorably balanced. The Swedes spent far too much time in the box for this one. Looks like the Swedes had 12 penalties (10 distinct power plays, with 2 10-minute misconducts) compared to Canada’s 4. That might be undisciplined hockey.. but I think Continue reading 'WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 5, Finland 2 – Pre-Comp 3 – 2010-12-23 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN2'»

WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, Sweden 1 – Pre-Comp 2 – 2010-12-21 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN

By , December 21, 2010 11:04 am

Olivier Roy - 2011 WJHC - World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo

Canada Canada – 4 FINAL Sweden Sweden – 1
WJHC 2011 Pre-competition Game 2
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Sweden were bronze medal winners in 2010
Date: Dec 21 @ 5:30 PM MST

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OK, so this time officially, Edmonton Oilers prospect Olivier Roy is in goal. Hopefully he can impress tonight. It’s hard to out class a guy who got a shutout, but doing well against the Swiss and doing well against the Swedes are two different animals (sorry Switzerland… you guys can teach a thing or two about defense but have some learning to do offensively).

Curtis Hamilton played last night but to be honest, I didn’t hear his name much (although granted, I wasn’t watching this one too closely – but he is playing on the 4th line and as the 13th forward). I did hear him on the PK though, and he did get in almost alone on goal once, but I believe his linemates were on a change, so there wasn’t much to that chance.

FYI, we’re running two GDT’s tonight. The Oilers also play, but Continue reading 'WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, Sweden 1 – Pre-Comp 2 – 2010-12-21 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN'»

WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 8, Switzerland 0 – Pre-Comp 1 – 2010-12-20 @ 5:00PM MST – TSN2

By , December 20, 2010 2:45 pm

This years captain for Team Canada - Ryan Ellis

Canada Canada – 8 FINAL Switzerland Switzerland – 0
WJHC 2011 Pre-competition Game 1
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Switzerland were 4th place in 2010
Date: Dec 20 @ 5:00 PM MST

Well here it is.. this is something I look forward to every year. My Christmas isn’t actually Christmas and opening presents, but the World Junior Hockey Championships. I absolutely love this tournament. As far as I’m concerned, there is no better hockey to be seen at any time during the year than this tournament. These kids lay it all on the line during this tourney. It’s fast, it’s physical, and it’s just all around entertaining, serious hockey. The kind of hockey that would upset the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Swiss have some returnees from last year, of course, with the biggest names being goaltender Benjamin Conz (who wooed many with some unorthodox, yet strong goaltending) and Nino Niederreiter, who wasn’t even on most peoples’ radars before the tournament but quickly became a household name afterwords by his incredible work ethic. Conz is undrafted and will look to make a case for that, but Niederreiter Continue reading 'WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 8, Switzerland 0 – Pre-Comp 1 – 2010-12-20 @ 5:00PM MST – TSN2'»

2011 WJHC Team Canada roster announced – 2 Oilers make team

By , December 15, 2010 9:32 am
2011 WJHC Team Canada Roster set

2011 WJHC Team Canada Roster set

The final roster has been set for Team Canada for the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships. Two Oilers draftees have made the cuts – goaltender Olivier Roy of Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL and Curtis Hamilton, Left Winger with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. Here is the roster:

Canada Team Canada Roster
Name S Ht. Wt. Born Hometown Club team Pro Status
Olivier Roy L 5’11 186 07/12/91 Causapscal, QC Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) logo 2009
Mark Visentin L 6’1 198 08/07/92 Waterdown, ON Niagara (OHL) PHX 2010
Tyson Barrie R 5’10 190 07/26/91 Victoria, BC Kelowna (WHL) COL 2009
Jared Cowen* L 6’5 227 01/25/91 Allan, SK Spokane (WHL) OTT 2009
Simon Despres L 6’4 222 07/27/91 Laval, QC Saint John (QMJHL) PIT 2009
Calvin de Haan* L 6’1 189 05/09/91 Carp, ON Oshawa (OHL) NYI 2009
Ryan Ellis* R 5’10 184 01/03/91 Freelton, ON Windsor (OHL) NSH 2009
Erik Gudbranson R 6’4 211 01/07/92 Orleans, ON Kingston (OHL) FLA 2010
Dylan Olsen L 6’2 223 01/03/91 Calgary, AB Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) CHI 2009
Carter Ashton L 6’3 219 04/01/91 Saskatoon, SK Regina (WHL) TAM 2009
Casey Cizikas L 5’11 191 02/27/91 Mississauga, ON Mississauga (OHL) NYI 2009
Brett Connolly R 6’2 181 05/02/92 Campbell River, BC Prince George (WHL) TAM 2010
Sean Couturier L 6’3 192 12/07/92 Bathurst, NB Drummondville (QMJHL) 2011 Draft
Cody Eakin L 6’0 187 05/25/91 Winnipeg, MB Swift Current (WHL) WSH 2009
Marcus Foligno L 6’1 200 08/10/91 Sudbury, ON Sudbury (OHL) BUF 2009
Curtis Hamilton L 6’3 202 12/04/91 Kelowna, BC Saskatoon (WHL) logo 2010
Quinton Howden L 6’3 192 01/21/92 Oak Bank, MB Moose Jaw (WHL) FLA 2010
Ryan Johansen R 6’2 193 07/31/92 Port Moody, BC Portland (WHL) CBJ 2010
Zack Kassian R 6’3 226 01/24/91 LaSalle, ON Windsor (OHL) BUF 2009
Louis Leblanc R 5’11 181 01/26/91 Pointe-Claire, QC Montreal (QMJHL) MTL 2009
Brayden Schenn* L 6’1 192 08/22/91 Saskatoon, SK Brandon (WHL) LOS 2009
Jaden Schwartz L 5’10 184 06/25/92 Emerald Park, SK Colorado (WCHA) STL 2010

* – Returning Player

Head Coach: Dave Cameron (Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL)
Assistant Coach: Andre Tourigny (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL)
Assistant Coach: Ryan Huska (Kelowna, WHL)
Assistant Coach: George Burnett (Belleville, OHL)

Notable cuts: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Murphy

WJHC GDT (FINAL) – Canada 5 vs. USA 6 – Jan 5, 2010 @ 6:00PM MST – Gold Medal Greatness

By , January 5, 2010 10:53 am

Will this be Jordan Eberle tonight?
Canada Canada 5 (Silver) FINAL USA USA 6 (GOLD)
WJHC Gold Medal Final
Canada defeats Switzerland 6-1 to earn berth in final
USA defeats Sweden 5-2 to earn berth in final
Date: Jan 5 @ 6:00 PM MST

UPDATE: Updated with results, awards, post-game rant and more… read on.


Will that picture be re-created tonight, perhaps with Jordan Eberle the subject? Let’s hope so. The Canadians barely squeaked off a shootout win against the USA on New Years Eve. The Americans look to be the best match for the offensive Canadians (not to be confused with the other meaning of the word “offensive”, often used with the Oilers as of late). The Americans play a very strong, tight neutral zone game. I suppose you could call it a trap, but it’s smart hockey. The Canadians had a lot of trouble getting passes through the neutral zone. They also have been having some difficulty with their powerplay and have changed it up a bit, giving them another option.

Anyways, there also is an Oilers GDT thread out there (below this one). But I have to wonder why anyone in the world would watch that game over this one. This is exciting hockey folks. Even if the Oilers were doing well, this is what hockey is all about. Tune in for sure.
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