Prospects Ramblings: WJC Injury Updates, ELC Signings and Kingston Frontenacs News

By |2019-12-31T12:08:34-05:00December 31st, 2019|Prospects Rambling|

Congratulations to Canada on a Spengler Cup Championship. That tournament wrapped up today and Canada takes Gold again. Not many fantasy hockey relevant prospects compete in this tournament but 2020 NHL Draft eligible Rodion Amirov who failed to crack the Russian World Junior roster played in three games and had a goal. There were also [...]

World Junior Ramblings: Surprise Stars

By |2019-12-30T10:14:24-05:00December 30th, 2019|Staff|

  The World Junior Championships are underway and the tournament has lived up to the hype yet again! With early upsets, blowouts, and battles that have gone down to the wire, the World Juniors is delivering all of the excitement that we all crave at this time of year. The stars have certainly come out [...]

Feature Story: 2020 WJC Rosters with PNHLe

By |2019-12-29T19:23:38-05:00December 29th, 2019|Feature Story|

  (Photo Credit: https://scoutingtherefs.com/)   Without question, the World Junior Championship (WJC) is the premier prospect tournament, which allows both fans and scouts alike to track and follow the best U20 players in the world. Not only can you cheer for the next wave of players that will make up your homeland’s next generation of [...]

2020 WJC Day 2 Recap

By |2019-12-28T04:40:41-05:00December 28th, 2019|Feature Story|

  In today's recap, I combined both games into one article because I'm sure not everyone was super excited about the Slovakia-Kazakhstan game. But it was an important game because the loser of the game would likely go to relegation round whereas the winner is very close to securing their playoff spot, so let's start [...]

Prospect Ramblings – World Junior Championship pool

By |2019-12-27T15:38:59-05:00December 27th, 2019|Prospects Rambling|

https://twitter.com/iihf_wjc   Welcome to the later holiday ramblings by me at Dobber Prospects. It is one of the best times of the year with the World Junior play beginning where prospects are showcased, and then the ones with great performances usually have meteoric rises on some scout boards which shows how valuable some [...]

2020 WJC Day 1 Recap: SWE-FIN

By |2019-12-27T12:31:07-05:00December 27th, 2019|Feature Story|

  The late game on day one was another big rivalry in European hockey when the reigning champions from Finland faced their neighboring country Sweden. Sweden had won an incredible 48 round robin games in a row coming into this game which means they had not lost a round robin game in over ten years - [...]

2020 WJC Day 1 Recap: CZE-RUS

By |2019-12-27T06:38:05-05:00December 27th, 2019|Feature Story|

  Day one of the World Junior Championship tournament was all about rivalries. The day started with an early game against the host country Czech Republic facing Russia. These were the lineups for the game.   CZE-RUS lineups. Dostal and Askarov in goal. No Misyul yet on Russia, who left spots open after registering their [...]

2020 WJC Preview: Team Sweden

By |2019-12-25T09:44:11-05:00December 25th, 2019|Feature Story|

  Sweden has not lost a round robin game in over ten years but their success in the playoffs hasn’t been as good – they’ve won gold only once during that time. This year, their strengths are in net and on the blue line but their problem area is down the middle. Let’s take a [...]

WJHC Preview: Team Canada Searching for Gold on European Soil

By |2019-12-24T12:26:35-05:00December 24th, 2019|Feature Story|

    Canada enters the 2020 rendition of the World Junior Hockey Championships after a disappointing sixth-place finish on home soil. The team must now attempt to win their first Gold medal on European soil since 2008. They do so by bringing five returning players and the consensus top two selections in the ultra-exciting 2020 crop. [...]