The annual tournament features fun, fast-paced play and gives hockey fans a look at some of the elite young prospects who will be making their way to the NHL soon. It might be the most fun event on the hockey calendar behind the Stanley Cup Playoffs, so if you're in need of a primer for this year's tournament, we've got you covered. What is the World Junior Championship? The WJC, or more simply the World Juniors, is an annual international ice hockey tournament that features some of the best under players in the world.
Canada's own comeback bid against Switzerland was successful as New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson scored with less than a second left in regulation to force overtime.
A2 Finland A1 Canada vs. Gusev and Sergachev chipped in two assists each. The United States, which trailed by two during three separate stretches, trimmed Russia's advantage to one with just under three minutes remaining on an Alex DeBrincat Chicago Blackhawks goal.
Despite a late push, the Americans could never find an equalizer.
For the most part, things have gone well.
Although the American offense showcased medal potential, the defense was too porous throughout the tournament, as illustrated by allowing three goals to a weak Great Britain squad earlier in the event. The weakness in their own zone led to their elimination Thursday.
Canada 3, Switzerland 2 OT Canada took being on the brink of elimination to the extreme as Severson unleashed a blast in the final seconds that trickled across the goal line with 0.
Switzerland did well to bounce back from the shock, outshooting the Canadians in overtime, but Stone came through in the clutch to keep the Group A winner alive. It was his second tally of the contest after scoring the team's first goal in the second period.
Sven Andrighetto Colorado Avalanche and Nico Hischier Devils had found the net to put the Swiss within moments of completing a massive upset.
Switzerland netminder Leonardo Genoni also shined with 39 saves in the hard-fought loss.
Czech Republic 5, Germany 1 The Czech Republic scored four unanswered goals in the third period to pull away from Germany. After a physical first period that saw no goals and four penalties, the teams both got on the scoreboard in the second.
Jan Kovar netted his fourth of the tournament for the Czechs before Frank Mauer leveled the game for the Germans shortly before the intermission. It was all Czech Republic in the third, though.
Captain Jakub Voracek Philadelphia Flyers started the barrage just over four minutes into the period. Patrik Bartosak made 21 saves, including a couple of key stops in the first 40 minutes, to earn the victory in net for the Czechs.
|Ice Hockey World Championships||Ice Hockey There would be no comeback in this one. Things started off well for the Canadians as Shea Theodore opened the scoring in the first period with a beautiful snipe in the slot.|
|XML Live Data Feed||The tournament was played from 23 to 29 April. Canada won the gold medal at both the and Winter Olympics.|
|Live Hockey Scores||For more information on the early years, please see Bandy and Ice Hockey in Austria|
|2019 IIHF World Championship||Canadian vote projections indicate Trudeau will lead minority government It is time for the elimination rounds at the World Championships, as the two seed from Group A in Finland will take on the three seed from Group B in Sweden Thursday afternoon.|
Finland 5, Sweden 4 OT Sakari Manninen played the role of hero for Finland as he scored 97 seconds into overtime to eliminate the two-time defending champion Swedes. It was a wild battle between the Nordic rivals with seven goals over the first two periods.
Marko Anttila tied the game for Finland with left in regulation, however, which opened the door for Manninen to punch the team's ticket to the semis. Facebook Logo.