Team USA beats defending champions Sweden for their second gold medal in four years.
The International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2013 World Junior (U20) Championships have been taking place in Ufa, Russia, for the past week. The tournament just ended its preliminary round on...
For the first time since 1981, Sweden is on top of the junior hockey world by defeating Russia 1-0 in overtime on a Mika Zibanejad golden goal. And they were full marks for the win, by far the best team in the tournament.
The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship reaches its pinnacle tonight with the Gold Medal Game between two European hockey powers. Check out this preview of Sweden vs. Russia.
It was a day with pretty much everything in the IIHF World Junior Championship, as Sweden and Russia squeaked through their semifinal matchups to win gold. Finland blew a late lead against Sweden, while Canada turned a laugher into a nailbiter with a spectacular finish.
The quarterfinals of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship largely lived up to the hype on Monday, particularly the thrilling Russia vs. Czech Republic matchup. Andrei Vasilievskiy and Mikael Granlund led their countries to victory, leading to dream semifinal matchups on Tuesday of Sweden vs. Finland and Canada vs. Russia.
The medal round begins at the IIHF World Junior Championship today with Finland taking on Slovakia and Russia and the Czech Republic renewing their heated rivalry. Check out Puck Worlds for game notes and follow the action here.
Today's the final day of preliminary round action at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, and there's plenty to be decided. Sweden and Russia battle for a semifinal bye, while three other games should be hotly contested as well, including Canada vs. USA.