2020 WJC Recap: Top Performers

By |2020-01-06T05:23:28-05:00January 6th, 2020|Feature Story|

  The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship tournament is now over. Canada got the gold, leaving Russia to take home the silver, and Sweden got the bronze. It was an entertaining 11 days of great hockey action, and I was lucky enough to be able to watch 25 out of the 31 games played in that [...]

2020 WJC Recap: Preliminary Round, Group A

By |2020-01-01T10:29:00-05:00January 1st, 2020|Feature Story|

  The preliminary round is now over, so let’s go through the performance of each team and their top performers. In this article, I’ll go through Group A which includes Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Slovakia and Kazakhstan.   If you’re curious about Group B, you can find my recap about them from here: https://dobberprospects.com/2020-wjc-recap-preliminary-round-group-b/   There [...]

2020 WJC Recap: Preliminary Round, Group B

By |2020-01-01T05:17:26-05:00January 1st, 2020|Feature Story|

  The preliminary round is now over, so let’s go through the performance of each team and their top performers. In this article, I’ll go through Group B which includes Canada, USA, Russia, Czech Republic and Germany.   There are no games in the tournament today. All four quarterfinal games will be played tomorrow, one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]