2015 World Juniors: Day Eight

Host Cities

Toronto
- All Group B games in the Preliminary Round which includes Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia,
Switzerland, Sweden.
- Relegation games (5th place in Group A vs. 5th place in Group B - Best of 3).
- 2 Quarter-Final games.
- Both Semi-Final games.
- Bronze Medal game.
- Gold Medal game.
Air Canada Centre
- 40 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- Attendance: 18,819 (at least 20,270 with standing room).
- Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Rock (NLL).

Photo: @Daniele_Media (Twitter)

Photo: @Daniele_Media (Twitter)










Montreal
- All Group A games in the Preliminary Round which includes Canada, Finland, Germany, Slovakia,
United States.
- 2 Quarter-Final games.
Bell Centre
- 1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Attendance: 21,297.
- Home of the Montreal Canadiens (NHL).

Day eight of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships only had one game in action which was Switzerland vs. Germany at 7:00pm EST at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. This is game two of the best-of-3 relegation series, where the loser would relegate compete in the Division I World Juniors next year. Coming into this game, Switzerland leads 1-0 in the series which places a lot of pressure on Germany to become victorious or else they would relegate. A loss for Switzerland would only create a game three before the Bronze and Gold medal games on Monday. The loser of this series will be replaced by the 2015 IIIF Division I World Juniors Champions – Belarus, at the 2016 World Juniors in Finland.

Winning TeamScoreVersusScoreLosing TeamAttendance (Arena)Round
Switzerland5vs.2Germany8,392 (Air Canada Centre)Relegation Game #2

 

Three Stars of the Day
Photo: @KSOUSAPHOTO

Photo: @KSOUSAPHOTO

1. Pius Suter (Switzerland)
2 Goals in 5-2 win over Germany.

2. Jason Fuchs (Switzerland)
1 Goal, 1 Assist in 5-2 win over Germany.

3. Timo Meier (Switzerland)
1 Goal, 1 Assist in 5-2 win over Germany.

 

Let us now take a look at the top five players in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in points after eight days in the tournament, heading into the semi finals:

PlayerCountryGoalsAssistsPoints
Oskar LindblomSweden459
Sam ReinhartCanada459
William NylanderSweden279
Gustav ForslingSweden358
Nic PetanCanada178

 

Here is the schedule for Day 9 of the 2015 IIHF World Juniors on January 4th, 2015.

RoundCountryVersusCountryTimeArena
Semi-FinalsSwedenvs.Russia4:00pm ESTAir Canada Centre (Toronto)
Semi-FinalsCanadavs.Slovakia8:00pm ESTAir Canada Centre (Toronto)

 

Bracket

Photo: Wikipedia "2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships"

Photo: Wikipedia “2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships”

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Habs Prospects Corner

Habs Prospects at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships

Today there were no Montreal Canadiens prospects in 2015 World Juniors action.

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Current Statistics

PlayerCountryDraftedGoalsAssistsPoints
Martin RewaySlovakiaMTL (4th Round / 2013)426
Jacob de la RoseSwedenMTL (2nd Round / 2013)224
Artturi LehkonenFinlandMTL (2nd Round / 2013)101
GoalieCountryDraftedRecordSave PercentageSaves / Goals Against
Zach FucaleCanadaMTL (2nd Round / 2013)3-0-0-0.977%43 / 1

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Habs Prospect of the Day

There were no Montreal Canadiens prospects playing today.

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