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5 January 2010

USA Wins Junior Gold

Posted in: International,Scores,Uncategorized — admin @ 10:19 pm

IIHF World Junior Championship

USA 6, Canada 5 [OT]

Team USA and Coach Dean Blaise celebrated victory and a gold
medal in the World Junior Championship tonight, with a 6-5
overtime thriller over Team Canada.

The USA gave up two early leads and switched goaltenders
in the second period, before building a two-goal lead for
most of the third period. With four minutes remaining,
Canada went on the power-play after a goalie interference
penalty, and scored twice in 95 seconds to force overtime.

In overtime, team USA Captain John Carlson scored the game
winner to claim the hardware.

Next year, the US will defend their championship in Buffalo NY.

Tournament Recap:

Round-Robin
vs Slovakia 7-3 W
vs Switzerland 3-0 W
vs Latvia 12-1 W
vs Canada 5-4 OT L

Elimination
Quarterfinal: vs Finland 6-2 W
Semifinal: vs Sweden 5-2 W
Final: vs Canada 6-5 OT W

Championship Scoring:

First Period:
Adam (CAN) 1-0
Kreider (USA) 1-1
Schroeder (USA) 2-1
Kolz (CAN) 2-2

Second Period:
Carlson (USA) 3-2
Hall (CAN) 3-3

Third Period:
D’Amigo (USA) 4-3
Stepan (USA) 5-3
Eberle (CAN) 5-4
Eberle (CAN) 5-5

Overtime:
Carlson (USA) 6-5






3 January 2010

2K10 World Juniors Coverage

Posted in: International,News Items,Scores,Uncategorized — admin @ 12:33 pm

IIHF World Juniors

USA 6, Finland 2

Minnesota Gopher’s Jordan Schroeder became the all-time
scoring leader for Americans with his 26th point in the tournament.

The US plays Sweden in the semifinals.
Canada plays Switzerland in the other semifinal matchup.






31 December 2009

2K10 World Juniors Coverage

Posted in: International,News Items,Scores,Uncategorized — admin @ 11:58 pm

IIHF World Juniors

Canada 5, USA 4
[OT - shootout]

Next game:
USA vs. Finland (quarterfinals) – Saturday






2K10 World Juniors Coverage

Posted in: International,News Items,Uncategorized,Videos — admin @ 9:11 am

IIHF World Juniors

World Juniors at TSN.CA

USA vs Canada
December 31, 6:30pm
NHL Network

Flashback: Interview with Wayne Gretzky






18 May 2008

IIHF: Russia Wins Gold

Posted in: International,News Items,Scores,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:36 pm

2008 IIHF World Championships

100th Gold Medal Game

Russia 5, Canada 4 [OT]

Bronze Medal Game

Finland 4, Sweden 0

Centennial All-Star Team

  • Goaltender: Vladislav Tretiak (Russia)
  • First Defenceman: Vyacheslav Fetisov (Russia)
  • Second Defenceman: Borje Salming (Sweden)
  • First Winger: Valeri Kharlamov (Russia)
  • Second Winger: Sergei Makarov (Russia)
  • Centre: Wayne Gretzky (Canada)





17 May 2008

IIHF: Finland wins Bronze

Posted in: International,News Items,Scores,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:54 pm

2008 IIHF World Championships

Bronze Medal Game

Finland 4, Sweden 0

Gold Medal Game






IIHF: We Believe Too!

Posted in: International,News Items,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:46 pm

IIHF 100th Anniversary


photo: Sports Illustrated

YES!

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is celebrating their
100th Anniversary (1998-2008) this year.

At the IIHF Gala Dinner in Quebec City, the IIHF honored the
1980 U.S. Olympic team’s “Miracle on Ice” as the top
international hockey story of the century.

Selections were based on their influence on international hockey,
and their impact on hockey at the highest levels of the sport
(the Olympics, World Championships, NHL, etc.)

Interestingly enough, the Soviets 8-1 defeat of Canada in 1981
(one year later) was #9 on the list.
It was the most shocking defeat
Canada has ever had in an international title game.

Full list at IIHF Web Site





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