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Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 3:40 pm
by the truth
GordonH wrote:It's looking like a blowout by Canada, shame about Carter Harts shutout though.

Barring a total meltdown by Canada, they will meet Czech Republic in the Semi's.



czech republic it is :up:

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 4:07 pm
by GordonH
GordonH wrote:It's looking like a blowout by Canada, shame about Carter Harts shutout though.

Barring a total meltdown by Canada, they will meet Czech Republic in the Semi's.


the truth wrote:czech republic it is :up:


Just 1 issue it's not the same team we played before Christmas, number of there main players were not in the lineup that game.
I suspect it will be Canada's hardest game next to US.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 6:04 pm
by GordonH
It would appear IIHF does not have a concussion protocol, one would think a hit to the head by the Russian player. The player being hit would have go off to be check out.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 7:34 pm
by GordonH
Early Semi final game Thursday
USA vs Sweden

later game
Canada vs Czech Republic

losers play in Bronze medal game, winners go to Gold medal game both happen Friday.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 7:39 pm
by the truth
the amount of fans at this a usa game shows , usa hockey is dead

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 7:45 pm
by GordonH
the truth wrote:the amount of fans at this a usa game shows , usa hockey is dead


I suspect vast majority of the fans at the outdoor game was from Canada.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 8:07 pm
by Urbane
Anything can happen but I'll go out on a limb here and predict a Canada / Sweden final.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:10 pm
by the truth
GordonH wrote:
the truth wrote:the amount of fans at this a usa game shows , usa hockey is dead


I suspect vast majority of the fans at the outdoor game was from Canada.

100% correct

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 8:49 am
by GordonH
Based on the play of the 4 teams in Semifinals today both games should be very close.
Early game at 1pm has USA vs Sweden
Later game at 5pm has Canada vs Czech Republic

I'm of course bias in one of the games, the other is going to be very close. I'm going to give Sweden ever slight edge over the US.

As for predictions that's it.

Added side note: Hockey Canada Olympic GM & coaching staff is watching Canada's juniors, for players that could/may fit into the team going to South Korea next month.

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 11:10 am
by Bubalouie
What is the time for the gold medal game tomorrow ? Have heard 4, heard 5.....
I gotta agree on that concussion protocal, was shocked the kid was still on the bench, even laughing a little....makes one go hmmmm

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 12:00 pm
by GordonH
Bubalouie wrote:What is the time for the gold medal game tomorrow ? Have heard 4, heard 5.....
I gotta agree on that concussion protocal, was shocked the kid was still on the bench, even laughing a little....makes one go hmmmm


Game time is 5pm
TSN has a 1/2 pre-game at 4:30

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
by the truth
game time
sweden vs usa
go sweden go :130:

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 1:20 pm
by the truth
wow what a poor fan turnout for this usa game

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 1:24 pm
by GordonH
the truth wrote:wow what a poor fan turnout for this usa game


That nasty winter storm may have something to do with turnout

Re: World Junior Hockey Championship

PostPosted: Jan 4th, 2018, 1:27 pm
by the truth
no not really, the roads are clear, its just cold
bet ya there will be more fans at the canada game tonight :up: