Groups for 2019 known

Host Canada to play in Vancouver

With the end of the 2018 World Juniors, the proposed groups for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria have been announced.

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Mittelstadt named MVP

Two Americans, two Swedes on all-star team

U.S. forward Casey Mittelstadt was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship by the media.

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Canada wins thriller

Steenbergen nets winner with 1:40 left

Tyler Steenbergen scored the biggest goal of his life, and Canada won the gold medal by defeating Sweden, 3-1.

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Bronze blowout

Frederic leads attack with four goals on Czechs

Trent Frederic's four goals led the U.S. to a 9-3 bronze medal victory over the Czechs on Friday. It's the third straight U.S. World Junior medal.

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Katchouk learns from mom

Forward excited to play for gold with Canada

Boris Katchouk learned from an early age the importance and significance of representing his country on the international stage.

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Big line performance

Andersson, Nylander and Pettersson deliver

After a difficult quarter-final victory, Sweden’s top line improved and delivered in the semi-finals against the U.S.

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The winner takes it all

Who’ll claim gold, Canada or Sweden?

As KISS likes to say: “You wanted the best, you got the best!” Canada and Sweden, who won their preliminary round groups, deserve to be facing off for gold.

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A medal at stake

Americans, Czechs play for plenty

No one wanted to play for bronze the day before the game, but on this day the players should be motivated and ready to go.

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Tips of hat to Drake

Batherson puts Canada in gold game

The Czechs scored first—and almost second—but then took two penalties that cost them the lead and, really, the game.

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Swedes dethrone Americans

Sweden seeking first WJC gold since 2012

Sweden scored shorthanded twice in 38 seconds in a 4-2 semi-final win over the defending champion U.S. to advance to Friday's World Junior gold medal game.

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U20 Impressions

Buffalo 2018 deemed a success

Members of the IIHF and the host Organizing Committee met with the media this afternoon to address the impact of this year’s IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Denmark survives for 2019

Danes get 3-2 shootout win, Belarusians go down

Denmark edged Belarus 3-2 in a shootout to sweep their best-of-three relegation series on Thursday at KeyBank Center.

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Nylander expects more

Swede hopes to be better in semis

You wouldn’t have guessed Sweden defeated Slovakia to advance to the semi-final at the IIHF World Junior Championship after talking to Alexander Nylander.

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Syomin suspended

Disciplinary decision on Russian player

Russian player Vladislav Syomin has been suspended following the quarter-final game against the United States.

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Russia’s next wunderkind?

Svechnikov focuses on hockey, not the draft

For Russia the World Juniors ended early but the team had one of the most talented draft-eligible players with Andrei Svechnikov.

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Batherson looking for more

Canadian forward scored twice in quarters

Drake Batherson scored twice in Canada’s 8-2 thumping of Switzerland in Tuesday’s quarter-finals, but felt he could’ve had more.

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Clutch Bellows

The forward leads all players with six goals

Last season Kieffer Bellows made a decision to leave Boston University to join the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks.

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Win with World Junior trivia

Ten questions, three great prizes

How much do you know about the World Juniors? See if you deserve a gold medal by doing the following quiz with 10 trivia questions.

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A lonely history

Only two Czechs have scored on Canada in WJC SF

If there’s one area where the 2018 Czech team excels, it’s scoring goals. That’s a good thing, considering the woeful Czech semi-final history against Canada.

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Up next: semi-finals

All teams have reason to believe

It could be North America for gold, Europe for gold, or a mix. In this day and age, nothing is certain.

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Zadina following Hischier

Czech forward scores twice in quarters

Filip Zadina is well on his way to following Nico Hischier’s footsteps to the NHL.

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USA back to semis

Bellows scores winner to beat Russia, 4-2

Kieffer Bellows scored a Production Line-type goal to break a 2-2 tie midway through the third, putting the U.S. in the semis. Russia goes home in 5th place.

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Swedes hold off Slovaks

Lundestrom scores twice as Sweden moves on

Isac Lundestrom scored twice as unbeaten Sweden edged a gutsy Slovak side 3-2 at HarborCenter on Tuesday to advance to the 2018 World Junior semi-finals.

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Canada rolls along, 8-2

Swiss no match for powerful offence

It took Canada 48 seconds to confirm Swiss coach Christian Wohlwend’s prediction of what would happen in today’s quarter-finals.

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Advantage: Denmark!

Grundtvig gets winner with 15 seconds left

Andreas Grundtvig scored the winner with 15 seconds left as Denmark rallied from a 4-2 deficit to top Belarus 5-4 in the relegation opener.

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