Night and day

Interesting contrasts between 2015, past WJCs

Looking back at recent World Junior history, there are some amazing contrasts that stand out between 2015 and previous tournaments.

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Groups for Helsinki 2016

Host Finland to face silver medallist Russia

With the conclusion of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, the groups for the 2016 World Juniors in Helsinki are now known.

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Godly Godla

Slovak goalie voted MVP

He was the hero in Slovakia’s bronze-medal campaign. Now Denis Godla was named Most Valuable Player, Best Goalkeeper and All-Star Goalkeeper.

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Canada back on top, 5-4

Hockey just doesn't get better than this

Canada twice had the Russians on the ropes, and twice the Russians got back into the game, falling just short in a dramatic and tense gold-medal showdown.

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Czech coach collapses

Prerost feeling better after anxious moments

Czech head coach Miroslav Prerost collapsed around noon on Monday and was taken to hospital. Fortunately, his situation has improved.

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Slovakia stuns Swedes

Bronze marks first Slovak medal since '99

In a true Cinderella story, Slovakia upset Sweden 4-2 in the bronze medal game. Pavol Skalicky got the third-period winner during a five-minute power play.

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Renney addresses media

Incoming Hockey Canada President satisfied

On the day of the medal games new Hockey Canada President and CEO Tom Renney met members of the media to discuss the 2015 World Junior Championship.

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How many masked men?

Russia often uses both its goalies vs. Canada

It’s rare that a coach who uses both his goalies in one game wins. Yet Russia has employed that strategy successfully against Canada in the recent past.

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Is Canada the favourite?

Home crowd great, but Russia plays well here

For much of the Preliminary Round it looked as though Russia was a disinterested team playing just barely well enough not to be in the Relegation Round.

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Girls' time in Buffalo

Canada takes three-year gold streak to U18s

As the 2015 World Juniors winds down, just over the border the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship kicks off today in Buffalo, USA.

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Ending the drought

Every elite nation has had WJC gold dry spells

When Canada faces Russia for gold on Monday, the host nation will aim to end one of its longest championship droughts ever at six years.

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Can Sharov shine again?

Third-line forward surprised Sweden and wants more

It was his two goals that led Russia to a 4-1 semi-final win over Sweden. But who is Alexander Sharov? He’s suddenly gone from the third line to the spotlight.

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Connor-da going for gold

5-1 win over Slovakia takes home side to gold game

Canada has booked a date with Russia for the gold medal tomorrow night after defeating a determined Slovak team 5-1 at the Air Canada Centre tonight.

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Sharov slays Swedes

Russia going for first gold since 2011

Two goals by Alexander Sharov buoyed the Russians to a 4-1 semi-final win over Sweden. Russia will play the Canada-Slovakia winner for gold on Monday.

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IIHF addresses media

Third-best all-time attendance in Toronto & Montreal

Traditionally, towards the end of the World Juniors, the media has the chance to have their questions answered by the IIHF at a press conference.

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Can Slovakia cope?

Canada overwhelming favourites in semis

There is no way to sugarcoat it—Canada will have to implode in unimaginable ways if it’s going to lose the semi-final game against Slovakia tonight in Toronto.

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Switzerland win 5-2, stay up

Relegation loss sends Germany to Division I

Switzerland scored twice in the third period to salt away a 5-2 win and win the relegation round against Germany. The Germans are now sent down to Division I.

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Bye Germany, hello Belarus

Former Soviet republic returns for Helsinki 2016

Do you remember what you were doing on January 4, 2007? The Belarusian Ice Hockey Association remembers that date, but not fondly.

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Toronto hearts Denmark

Canada thumps Danes, fans give rousing sendoff

It was during one of the IIHF’s time-honoured ceremonies that perhaps the finest gesture of the 2015 World Juniors played out.

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Can risky Russians advance?

On paper, Sweden’s a better semi-final bet

A playoff round showdown between Sweden and Russia has become a World Junior tradition. And it’s a tradition the Swedes usually enjoy these days.

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O, McCanada!

Connor dazzles overwhelmed Danes in 8-0 win

Canada has booked the final spot in the semi-finals with a dominant 8-0 win over Denmark before a raucous crowd of 18,448 at the Air Canada Centre tonight.

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Slovaks eliminate Czechs

Bokros’s boys seek first Slovak medal since ‘99

Slovakia beat the Czech Republic 3-0 on Friday to make the semi-finals for the first time in six years. Michal Kabac scored the winner in the first period.

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Sweden's special teams win it

Finns can't find the range, lose 6-3

The Swedes beat the Finns, 6-3, to advance to the semi-finals, but a more important score is 12-0. That's the difference in power-play goals scored this year.

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Bear bites eagle

U.S. ousted by Russia for second straight year

With a 3-2 quarter-final win over the U.S., the Russians advanced to a semi-final clash with the winner of Sweden-Finland. Sin bin time was a big story.

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Rod, Malgin lead Swiss to win

Germans lose relegation opener

Switzerland woke up early and beat a sluggish German team 5-2 in an 11.00 start at the Air Canada Centre to open the best-of-three Relegation Round.

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