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  1. Creation of a Division III Group B and Division IV for 2020

    The IIHF are announcing new groups and divisions for the Men`s senior championships for 2020:
    A 4 team Division III Group B with South Africa, Hong Kong, Bosnia and Thailand(to be played in South...
  2. And Stone scores in overtime to win the game for...

    And Stone scores in overtime to win the game for Canada. A little too close for comfort but the hockey Gods are with us today.
  3. Wow!!! Talk about a stunning upset. Down 3-0, the...

    Wow!!! Talk about a stunning upset. Down 3-0, the Brits come all the way back to win in overtime. That was one of the most entertaining games I have seen at this tournament. What about Ben Davies,...
  4. Absolutely great game. Canada controlled the play...

    Absolutely great game. Canada controlled the play from start to finish except for that little blip when the Germans scored. Stone and Mantha were beasts out there.

    On another note, the relegation...
  5. Canada calls up defenceman Philippe Myers from...

    Canada calls up defenceman Philippe Myers from the Flyers. That fills the final roster spot.
  6. Only one roster spot left so it has to be a...

    Only one roster spot left so it has to be a defenceman.
  7. Wow are there ever a lot of blowouts at this...

    Wow are there ever a lot of blowouts at this championship so far. You have to feel bad for Great Britain and Italy. They have looked lost out there. I don't think any of us expect either of these...
  8. Canada cruises to an easy 8-0 win over Great...

    Canada cruises to an easy 8-0 win over Great Britain outshooting them 56-12. Mantha was huge with 5 points. The chemistry was much better than in the first game. Let us hope it will continue against...
  9. The team needs time to gel. A few practices and...

    The team needs time to gel. A few practices and one exhibition game is simply not going to do it. As you say, hopefully the game against Great Britain will be a chance for the forwards to break out...
  10. Tyson Jost will join Team Canada. That brings the...

    Tyson Jost will join Team Canada. That brings the roster up to 23 players. 2 more spots available

    https://www.tsn.ca/colorado-avalanche-centre-tyson-jost-to-join-team-canada-1.1303655
  11. Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Jason...

    Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that Jason Botterill of Team Canada is frantically working the phones to bring someone over to replace Tavares. Will anyone who was just eliminated in the 2nd round...
  12. John Tavares was injured in practice today and...

    John Tavares was injured in practice today and will not participate in the World Championships:...
  13. [QUOTE=Chuck Wagon;291171] Yes, that is him....

    Yes, that is him. This article talks about his tryout with Team Canada https://www.kleinezeitung.at/sport/eishockey/ersteliga/5624350/Test-in-Wien_EBELCrack-darf-fuer-das-Team-Kanada-auflaufen
  14. Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been...

    Jared McCann of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been added to Canada's roster bringing the total to 23 players:
    ...
  15. The first 22 players named to Canada's roster:...

    The first 22 players named to Canada's roster:
    https://www.tsn.ca/canada-names-22-players-to-whc-roster-1.1298143

    Some good young talent here including Tavares, Thomas Chabot, Mark Stone, Anthony...
  16. According to TSN, Canada will name the roster...

    According to TSN, Canada will name the roster today: https://www.tsn.ca/canada-to-unveil-whc-roster-today-1.1298143
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    IIHF World Championships Division IIB

    No one has posted on this tournament that ended Saturday so I thought I would do it:

    Israel wins promotion to next year's Division IIA with 4 wins and 1 overtime win.
    Israel 6 Iceland 3
    Israel 5...
  18. Finally some Team Canada news:...

    Finally some Team Canada news:
    https://www.tsn.ca/tavares-stone-murray-commit-to-team-canada-1.1297168
    John Tavares, Mark Stone and Matt Murray will play for Canada. Excellent news.
  19. Bulgaria crushes Chinese Taipei 11-2 and are...

    Bulgaria crushes Chinese Taipei 11-2 and are promoted with a game to spare. Good on them.
  20. It is taking a ridiculous amount of time to name...

    It is taking a ridiculous amount of time to name the team. According to The score.com , the following players have committed to playing for Canada:

    Sean Couturier F PHI
    Anthony Mantha F DET...
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    China easily wins Division III, is promoted to...

    China easily wins Division III, is promoted to Division IIB for next year
    CHN 12 NZL 1 (preliminary round)
    CHN 14 RSA 1 (preliminary round)
    CHN 6 BUL 1 (preliminary round)
    CHN 12 TUR 1...
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    2019 U20 Division III

    Quite a few blowouts to start this tournament. Yesterday we had:

    BUL 10 RSA 1
    CHN 12 NZL 1
    ISL 5 AUS 4
    TUR 4 TPE 1

    SO far today China continues to destroy the opposition, trouncing RSA 14-1
  23. Anyway you slice it, they didn't play well and...

    Anyway you slice it, they didn't play well and their goalies were below average whereas the Kazakh goalies rose to the occasion at times (the 51 saves vs the Finns and the two relegation games).
  24. Just as I predicted, Kazakhstan beat Denmark in...

    Just as I predicted, Kazakhstan beat Denmark in two games to relegate the Danes(4-0 today). Seriously, if you can't score a goal in 5 of 6 games, you don't deserve to be at this level. The Kazakhs...
  25. Bob McKenzie said the exact same thing on TSN....

    Bob McKenzie said the exact same thing on TSN. The hockey gods were certainly not with Canada: tying goal with 46 seconds left, Penalty shot miss, then the exploding stick. Just how much bad luck can...
  26. I never got the sense that Canada was on top of...

    I never got the sense that Canada was on top of their game. If you put aside the 14-0 drubbing of Denmark, they really only had one great game, which was against the Czechs. 2 goals scored in their...
  27. I was enjoying the game until the end of the 2nd....

    I was enjoying the game until the end of the 2nd. It became somewhat embarrassing after that. They could have stopped at 8-0 but, as you say, they probably put on a show for the home crowd. Doesn't...
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    Germany beats France 6-1 and wins promotion to...

    Germany beats France 6-1 and wins promotion to the Elite group next year. Congrats to them.
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    Germany vs Belarus today. Winner gets promoted to...

    Germany vs Belarus today. Winner gets promoted to Elite WJC (if I am not mistaken).
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    2019 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia, final standings:...

    2019 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia, final standings:
    Malaysia
    Kyrgyzstan
    Philippines
    UAE

    2019 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia, Division 1, final standings:
    Thailand
    Mongolia
    Indonesia
  31. Oops, sorry. I though that was just for the...

    Oops, sorry. I though that was just for the senior teams. My mistake.
  32. U20 Challenge Cup of Asia: Kyrgyzstan 12 UAE 3 ...

    U20 Challenge Cup of Asia:
    Kyrgyzstan 12 UAE 3 Dec. 7
    Malaysia 12 Philippines 2 Dec. 7
  33. U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division 1: Mongolia 3...

    U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division 1:
    Mongolia 3 Indonesia 1 Dec. 6
    Thailand 25 Kuwait 0 Dec. 6
  34. 2019 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia and U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division 1

    No one has posted about these tournaments, so I thought I would:

    U20 Challenge Cup of Asia:
    Kyrgyzstan 13 Philippines 2 Dec. 5
    Malaysia 14 UAE 3 Dec. 5

    U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division...
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    Yes, Canada had zero motivation in this game....

    Yes, Canada had zero motivation in this game. They simply could not get "up" for the game. Disappointing but not at all surprising given how up and down they have been in this tournament.
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    Yup, the big difference was goaltending. Kuemper...

    Yup, the big difference was goaltending. Kuemper has been average at best throughout this tournament. He let in two questionable goals against Russia and he was poor today. I would start McElhinney...
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    Terrific!! Next up, a re-match with Finland? Or...

    Terrific!! Next up, a re-match with Finland? Or will the Swiss pull an upset...
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    I think that Canada has finally come together as...

    I think that Canada has finally come together as a team. There are no more additions and they have played well in their last 2 games. I think they will beat Russia. Of course that means that everyone...
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    Canada shuts out Germany 3-0 to finish in 3rd...

    Canada shuts out Germany 3-0 to finish in 3rd place. Will face either Sweden or Russia in the quarters. I am very interested to see if Denmark will qualify for the quarters. Tough game ahead for them...
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    Canada has registered Michael DiPietro(Windsor...

    Canada has registered Michael DiPietro(Windsor Spitfires) as the 3rd goalkeeper. With the addition of Kyle Turris later on today or tomorrow, the roster is complete at 25 players. Does anyone know if...
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    Not sure about Turris either. I agree with you...

    Not sure about Turris either. I agree with you that the goaltending has been the weak link here. The problem is who can they bring in? I think it will be McElhinney the rest of the way unless he gets...
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    BTW, I meant to say the first few minutes of the...

    BTW, I meant to say the first few minutes of the second period of the Korea-Denmark game has been pretty exciting.
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    After a dull first period, the first few minutes...

    After a dull first period, the first few minutes of the Korea-Denmark game has been pretty exciting. Korea was frustrating the Danes and tied the game 1-1. Denmark has since scored but they look...
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    I had a look in the IIHF guide to see what the...

    I had a look in the IIHF guide to see what the worst blowouts were at the top level in the open era (since 1977 when pros were allowed to play) :

    1977 USSR 18 Romania 1
    1989 Czechoslovakia 15...
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    A couple of years ago, I read an article on...

    A couple of years ago, I read an article on iihf.com saying that blowouts were on the decline and that there was more parity at the worlds (top level). They defined a blowout as winning by 4 or more...
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    Korea is pounded once again, this time 6-1 by...

    Korea is pounded once again, this time 6-1 by Germany. And this with several Canadian and American born players. I shudder to think what the scores would have been if they had just used Koreans !...
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    Agreed. You don't want to mess with team...

    Agreed. You don't want to mess with team chemistry. Bringing in one or two players is ok but that is it.
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    TSN is reporting that Marc-Edouard Vlasic is...

    TSN is reporting that Marc-Edouard Vlasic is joining Team Canada from the Sharks, so you can forget about Burns. Still room for one forward and one goalie. Personally, I don't think they will add...
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    Canada blows out Korea 10-0. No surprise here....

    Canada blows out Korea 10-0. No surprise here. They are building chemistry and working on the weaknesses that plagued them against the USA. Very impressed with Jost today.
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    Canada beats Latvia 6-1 in a pre-tournament game:...

    Canada beats Latvia 6-1 in a pre-tournament game:
    Pageau (2 goals), McDavid, Beauvillier, Dubois and Nugent-Hopkins score in the victory.
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