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Medal Predictions for the 2018 WJC.
World Junior A Challenge
This years ( 2017) world juniors have been fiasco for team Finland.
Whole team has failed and coach's are out like snowman's so it's time to look next year ( 2018).
Here's my 1st Team Finland 2018 WJC roster predictions.
1st line Kuokkanen Somppi Koivula
2nd line Vesalainen Rasanen Tolvanen
3rd line Jaaska Makinen Oksanen
Niemelainen E Rasanen
4th line Nurmi Koppanen Tuulola
7th defenseman Oliver Felixson
13th forward Aleksi Heponiemi.
The gold medal game isn't over yet, but I figured it's time to start looking forward to next year.
Potential returning players...
I needed to make this to distract myself for a bit.
Here's a preliminary list I made for next year, let me know if I'm missing someone important:
Carter Hart, Stuart Skinner, Ian Scott, Michael DiPietro, Dylan Wells, Evan Fitzpatrick
Victor Mete, Nicholas Hague, Logan Stanley, Sean Day, Dennis Cholowski, Dante Fabbro, Cale Makar, Kale Clague, Cal Foote, Jake Bean, Cale Fleury, David Quenneville, Josh Anderson, Samuel Girard, Thomas Gregoire, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Luke Green
This could be one of the strongest teams in slovak history. Big question is if current head coach Bokros will stay or will be replaced by Javorcik, head coach of the U18 team. Another problem is the Orange Team, because majority of the best players are either abroad or already playing senior league in their home towns. So there is no point in having that team...
Studenic - Ruzicka - Bucek
Lacka - Roman - Hrehorcak
Liska - Tamasi - Galbavy
Vybiral - Cacho - Vasas
Jesper Boqvist - Lias Andersson - Alexander Nylander
Tim Söderlund - Elias Pettersson - Marcus Davidsson
Isac Lundeström - Fredrik Karlström - Jesper Bratt
Filip Sveningsson - Rickard Hugg - Linus Weissbach
Timothy Liljegren - Filip Westerlund
Rasmus Dahlin - Erik Brännström
Linus Högberg - Jacob Moverare
Olle Eriksson Ek
Kayumov - Rubtsov - Kostin
Sokolov - Shvyryov - Abramov
Chekhovich - Lipanov - Svechnikov
Ivanuzhenkov - Maltsev - Popugayev
Sergachyov - Y. Zaitsev
Dronov - Minulin
Kurashyov - Karpukhin
Dm. Alexeyev - A. Alexeyev
What's your thoughts guys? Could be 2018 gold year for us?
Kristian Reichel - 98
Daniel Kurovsky - 98
Martin Necas - 99
Vojtech Budik - 98
Frantisek Hrdinka - 98
Ondrej Vala - 98
David Kvasnicka - 99
Jakub Skarek - 99
Players who look like could be in the running:
Ondrej Najman - 98
Pavel Kousal - 98
Marek Zachar - 98
Albert Michnac - 98
Radovan Pavlik - 98
Petr Kodytek - 98
Tomas Havranek - 98
Adam Kubik - 98
Filip Helt - 98
Filip Zadina - 99
Martin Kaut - 99
Filip Chytil - 99
Following the approval from the ten member national associations, the World Juniors in Buffalo will be played with defending champion United States, Canada, Denmark, Slovakia and Finland seeded in Group A while Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Belarus will play in Group B. The tournament dates are 26 December 2017 to 5 January 2018.
The top-four teams from each group will make it to the quarter-finals played cross-over while the last-ranked team will play in the...
There is a first roster for the preparation camp. No surprise is that Nico Hischier is not available.
Players to watch for: Barandun, Geisser, Gross, Stadler on D. Kurashev, Eggenberger, Miranda, Nussbaumer on Offence.
I thought Akira Schmid would get a shot in the goal, wonder why not.
Goalkeepers (3): Matteo Ritz (Lausanne HC), Andrin Seifert (EHC Kloten), Philip Wüthrich (SC Bern).
Defence (10): Davyd Barandun (HC Davos), Tim Berni (GCK/ZSC Lions), Dominik Egli (EHC Kloten), Tobias...
Starting this thread because I have seen people ask about Team Denmark in other threads.
Emil Gransøe (98)
Kasper L. Krog (98)
Oliver Joakim Larsen (98)
Joachim Blichfeld (98)
Nikolaj Krag Christensen (98)
David Madsen (99)
Jonas Røndbjerg (99)
Christian Wejse (98)
NOTE: Oliver Gatz Nielsen (98) would be eligible to return but he is injured to the best of my knowledge.
I'm thinking Denmark will be weaker this year since True and From aged...
26 players invited to the Belarus U20 camp:
(all Belarus U20 NTDP)
(all Belarus U20 NTDP)
Martynyuk (Kunlun Red Star, MHL)
Sokolovsky (Dinamo Molodechno, Belarus Extraleague)
Deryabin (Dinamo Minsk, KHL)
(all Belarus U20 NTDP)
Group B: Switzerland vs. Belarus
Dec. 27 • 15:00 ET • 21:00 CET
Key Bank Center — Buffalo, NY
TV: NHLN, RDS, TSN
(Mention @Woodhouse if you post a lineup link or tweet.
I'll try and edit that in ASAP. Same goes for TV listings.)
(Projected lineup; TBA here ~2PM ET.)
11 Marco Miranda - 23 Philipp Kurashev - 9 Nicolas Muller
13 Justin Sigrist - 24 Andre Heim - 22 Nando Eggenberger
10 Guillaume Maillard - 18 Valentin Nussbaumer - 19 Axel Simic
28 Dario Rohrbach - 20 Sven...
Slovakia takes on Canada at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Finland takes on Denmark at 12PM Eastern
Russian takes on Switzerland at 2:00 PM Eastern. Check here for gameday information.
Sweden takes on the Czech Republic at 4 PM Eastern. Check here for gameday information.
The United States takes on Slovakia at 8 PM ET. Check here for gameday information.
Belarus takes on Russia at 12PM ET.
Canada takes on the United States at 3PM Eastern.
Information and discussion for the match between the Czech Republic and Belarus.
Information and discussion for the match between Sweden and Switzerland on December 30th.
Information and discussion for the match between Finland and Slovakia on December 30th.
Information and discussion for the match between the Denmark and Canada on December 30th.