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Championship Games Should Not Be Decided By Shootouts

Championship Games Should Not Be Decided By Shootouts

The 2017 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament is in the bag (my colleague, Zachary Ellis, has written it up here) and Team USA battled it out with Team Canada for the Gold. This was a game for the ages: a lead by Canada, lost to a USA tie not once, but twice […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Ten (Medal Edition)

2017 World Juniors: Day Ten (Medal Edition)

The 10th and final day of the 2017 World Juniors sees the last two games of the tournament play, and the final awards are given out. The third game of the best-of-3 relegation round was scheduled for today at the Bell Centre in Montreal, but was not played as Finland pushed Latvia to relegation with […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Nine

2017 World Juniors: Day Nine

Day 9 of the 2017 World Juniors is a big day in the tournament with both semi-final games in action. Group A only has one team (Sweden) remaining in the tournament heading into the day, while Group B has three teams alive (United States, Canada, Russia). The first game at the Bell Centre in Montreal […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Eight

2017 World Juniors: Day Eight

With a day off in between the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, day eight of the 2017 World Juniors was pretty quiet today. The lone game of the day was game 2 of the relegation round between Finland and Latvia. After the heavily favoured Finns squeaked by Latvia in game 1 by a 2-1 score, Finland […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Seven

2017 World Juniors: Day Seven

For the first and only time at the 2017 World Juniors, all ten teams participated in the same day. Day seven began with the first game of the best-of-3 relegation round between Finland and Latvia. As expected, Finland won. As unexpected, the Latvians made it a close game – only losing 2-1 (their smallest margin […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Six

2017 World Juniors: Day Six

Day six of the 2017 World Juniors is the last day of the preliminary round before the playoff and relegation games. The day started in Montreal as the undefeated Swedes took on the Czech Republic – both who have clinched a spot in the quarterfinals. Sweden jumped ahead to a 3-0 lead by the first […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Five

2017 World Juniors: Day Five

In the first of 2 games today at the 2017 World Juniors, Team Denmark took on Switzerland in the Danish’s last game of the preliminary round. Denmark jumped ahead early to a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the game. Both teams would trade goals afterwards to make it 3-1 Denmark after 20 minutes. […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Four

2017 World Juniors: Day Four

Day 4 of the 2017 World Juniors began at the Bell Centre between Denmark and Czech Republic. After Denmark tied the game at two a piece with a little over 6 minutes to go, the game was sent to overtime. In the overtime period, Mathias From put home the game winner for Denmark to win […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Three

2017 World Juniors: Day Three

With only two games on the schedule today, the third day of the 2017 World Juniors is the calmest day yet in terms of scheduling. The day began with Sweden and Switzerland in an exciting game at the Bell Centre in Montreal. With a 2-2 tie after 40 minutes, both teams looked to get the […]

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2017 World Juniors: Day Two

2017 World Juniors: Day Two

Day two of the 2017 World Juniors began with a close game at the Bell Centre in Montreal between Switzerland and the Czech Republic. The Swiss came out on top in their first game of the tournament with a 4-3 win in overtime. The next game however was not so close. After losing to Canada […]

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Oh Baby: Thank You Bob Cole

Ask anyone across Canada over the last half a century to describe hockey, Canada and childhood.  Many answers might come back but only one would be correct to encapsulate a response that everyone could agree with: Saturday night, The Toronto Maple Leafs versus The Montreal Canadiens with Bob Cole in the broadcast booth to sing […]

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