World Juniors News & Notes
However, the bigger point here is:— Rachel Doerrie (@racheldoerrie) December 27, 2020
Maybe we don’t need a tournament, in the middle of a global pandemic, where kids can’t be with their families for the holidays, and are at risk for contracting said virus.
Canada beats short-handed Germany 16-2 at World Junior Championship | ProHockeyTalk
Nashville Predators prospect Philip Tomasino had two goals in the, uh, *checks notes* hockey game.
This play is all Tomasino. Fantastic pinch at the blue line to force a turnover, and his quick tip pass leads to a clean zone entry before he dishes a primary assist to Mercer.#Preds #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/jzfpfZGgvw— On The Future (@OnTheFutureOTF) December 27, 2020
Sweden beats Czech Republic in world junior opener to extend winning streak | Sportsnet.ca
Sweden's group play record / corresponding lack of a stack of gold medals is interesting. Good luck in group play, bad luck in medal games, or a little of both?
U.S. routs Austria 11-0 to improve to 1-1 at World Juniors | ProHockeyTalk
If I'm reading this game report correctly, the US's skaters scored more goals than their goalie faced shots on goal. Brutal.
‘Beam me up, Scotty’: TSN utilizes Star Trek technology to safely conduct WJC interviews during pandemic | RMNB
There is no intelligent life on this planet?
(Yeah, yeah, I know, not an actual quote from the show.)
IIHF announces no new positive COVID-19 tests among world juniors players | Sportsnet.ca
This is a big relief--here's hoping it stays that way.
Other News & Notes
24 PWHPA players to play in USPHL’s “Hub City Tampa” | The Ice Garden
Always exciting to see the PWHPA head to the Sunbelt.
Coyotes send Derek Stepan to Senators for 2nd-round pick | ProHockeyTalk
A trade! We have a trade!
How Wayne Gretzky became the face of hockey's first $1M card | Sportsnet.ca
Any hockey card collectors out there?
Ilya Kovalchuk returns to KHL with two-year contract | ProHockeyTalk
The great return tour didn't work out for him.
Alex Ovechkin on Sergei’s first time skating: He ‘asked for a stick because he wanted to score a goal’ | RMNB
Somewhere, an equally-tiny child in tiny goalie pads that make them look like a walking pillow is suddenly very afraid.
NBCSN to broadcast NWHL playoff semifinal games, Isobel Cup final from Lake Placid | The Ice Garden
I am very excited about women's hockey on national TV. As a few people have said before, men's junior hockey wasn't that popular before Canadian TV started airing it consistently, and now look where we are.
If you build it, they will come.