Canada vs Finland : After losing to Russia, Canada gets a tougher quarter-final matchup against a Finland team that beat them 5-2 in pre-tournament play. Finland has not looked like the team that defeated Canada, struggling to put full games together and generate offence against Sweden and the United States. Their coach put all of the pressure on Canada yesterday. That method didn’t work for Switzerland a year ago but the Finns are more talented than the Swiss were. The game will be on TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS in Canada and NHL Network in the United States.
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship: Schedule, teams, tables, TV channels, players to watch,One of the most exciting hockey events of the year is set to kick off on Wednesday with the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship getting underway in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada. The annual tournament features fun, fast-paced play and gives hockey fans a look at some of the elite young prospects who will be making their way to the NHL soon.
It might be the most fun event on the hockey calendar behind the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so if you’re in need of a primer for this year’s tournament, we’ve got you covered.The best of three series gets underway between two teams who have yet to win a game at the 2019 tournament. Kazakhstan has been more competitive seeing as they have actually scored some goals and limited their tough opponents, but Denmark was in this situation last year before sweeping Belarus. Can they survive a second straight year?
The WJC, or more simply the World Juniors, is an annual international ice hockey tournament that features some of the best under-20 players in the world. A large number of NHL prospects participate in the event every year, both in the form of players who have already been drafted and players who are expected to be drafted this summer. The main tournament features the top-ten ranked hockey nations in the world, but there are also several lower divisions that play separate WJC tournaments for the purpose of promotion/relegation.