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    2012 IIHF U18 World Championship - Brno/Břeclav/Znojmo, Czech Republic; 12th-22nd.Apr

    Group A (Brno/Břeclav)
    Canada
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Finland
    United States

    Group B (Znojmo)
    Germany
    Latvia
    Russia
    Sweden
    Switzerland

    Kajot Arena, capacity: 7,200


    Alcaplast Aréna, capacity: 4,200


    Hostan Aréna, capacity: 5,500


    Tournament fixtures
    DateHome TeamAway TeamTimeVenue
    12/4 Denmark Canada 16:00 Kajot Arena
    12/4 Latvia Russia 16:00Hostan Aréna
    12/4 Finland United States 20:00Kajot Arena
    12/4 Germany Sweden 20:00Hostan Aréna
    13/4 Czech Republic Denmark 15:00Hostan Aréna
    13/4 Switzerland Latvia 19:00 Hostan Aréna
    14/4 United States Czech Republic 13.00Alcaplast Aréna
    14/4 Russia Germany 14.00Hostan Aréna
    14/4 Canada Finland 18.00Alcaplast Aréna
    14/4 Sweden Switzerland 18.00Hostan Aréna
    15/4 Denmark United States 14.00Kajot Arena
    15/4 Latvia Sweden 18.00Hostan Aréna
    16/4 Canada Czech Republic 16.00Kajot Arena
    16/4 Germany Latvia 16.00Hostan Aréna
    16/4 Finland Denmark 20.00Kajot Arena
    16/4 Russia Switzerland 20.00Hostan Aréna
    17/4 Czech Republic Finland 16.00Kajot Arena
    17/4 Sweden Russia16.00Hostan Aréna
    17/4 United States Canada20.00Kajot Arena
    17/4 Switzerland Germany20.00Hostan Aréna
    19/4   15.00Alcaplast Aréna
    19/4 4A 5B15.00Hostan Aréna
    19/4   19.00Alcaplast Aréna
    19/4 4B 5A19.00Hostan Aréna
    20/4   15.00Kajot Arena
    20/4 4A 4B15.00Hostan Aréna
    20/4   19.00Kajot Arena
    20/4 5A 5B19.00Hostan Aréna
    21/4 L21 L2314.00Kajot Arena
    22/4 L27 L2512.00Kajot Arena
    22/4 W27 W2516.00Kajot Arena

    *In Quarters, Semis or Relegation, the Czechs take the 15.00 match
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    There can be another city replacing Brno since Kometa has decent chance to reach Extraliga finals (leads 2-0 in semifinal) and final is at the same time as U18 WC

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    Since HC Kometa Brno have advanced to the Czech Extraliga Finals, Břeclav is added with the matches played at Alcaplast.

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    Switzerland Switzerland final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Melvin Nyffeler (ZSC Lions)
    Niklas Schlegel (ZSC Lions)

    Defenders
    Phil Baltisberger (ZSC Lions)
    Xeno Büsser (ZSC Lions)
    Samuel Kreis (SC Bern Future)
    Alessandro Lanzarotti (EV Zug)
    Anthony Rouiller (EHC Biel)
    Riccardo Sartori (HC Ambri-Piotta)
    Timon Zuber (Kloten Flyers)

    Forwards
    Lukas Balmelli (HC Lugano)
    Nicola Brandi (ZSC Lions)
    Ramon Diem (ZSC Lions)
    Nico Dünne (EV Zug)
    Fabrice Herzog (EV Zug)
    Dario Kummer (SC Bern Future)
    Marco Müller (SC Bern Future)
    Flavio Schmutz (Västeras)
    Julian Schmutz (SC Bern Future)
    Lukas Sieber (HC Davos)
    Dario Simion (HC Lugano)
    Thomas Studer (Kloten Flyers)
    Sandro Zangger (ZSC Lions)

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    Any reason Christoph Bertschy won't be with the Swiss squad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagney View Post
    Any reason Christoph Bertschy won't be with the Swiss squad?
    He is currently with SC Bern in NLA finals. He could still join later on, if the series with ZSC is short he would be able to join before the tournament even starts, if it goes long, the final match is on 17th.

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    Canada Canada Final Roster

    Goaltenders
    Spencer Martin (Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, OHL)
    Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville, QMJHL)
    Matt Murray (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)

    Defence
    Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)
    Damon Severson (Kelowna, WHL)
    Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert, WHL)
    Warren Steele (Kingston, OHL)
    Matt Dumba (Red Deer, WHL)
    Adam Pelech (Erie, OHL)

    Forwards
    Anthony Mantha (Val D'Or, QMJHL)
    Brendan Gaunce (Belleville, OHL)
    Branden Troock (Seattle, WHL)
    Kerby Rychel (Windsor, OHL)
    Scott Kosmachuk (Guelph, OHL)
    Mike Winther (Prince Albert, WHL)
    Gemel Smith (Owen Sound, OHL)
    Troy Bourke (Prince George, WHL)
    Scott Laughton (Oshawa, OHL)
    Sam Reinhart (Kootenay, WHL)
    William Carrier (Cape Breton, QMJHL)

    Canada will add three more skaters once the second round playoff situation in the CHL becomes clear.
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    Only 13 skaters? More to be added?

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    A team full with some snubs and some expecteds.

    The most notable snub for me is Matt Finn from the Guelph Storm - a consensus top 20 pick in the up-coming NHL draft and 47 points in 61 games as a defenceman for an average-at-best rebuilding Guelph team. Erie's Connor Brown showed he is a very good scorer, even though Erie was pathetic this year and I am bit surprised he isn't on the team though his skating may have been the deal breaker on the big ice. Daniel Altshuller won the Ivan Hlinka for Canada in net this off-season but his year was pretty inconsistent (just like the rest of that Oshawa team). I thought Mississauga's defensive ace Trevor Carrick was also a lock...a physical, two-way defenceman with an edge like him I expected to be an important piece for Canada. Most of all Im really shocked about Finn...

    If you don't know the name Matt Dumba, get ready if you follow this tournament, because you will once it's done. Adam Pelech is the other big name on defence, and he is a superb two-way who can play any way you like...yeah he was -20 but so was everyone on Erie.

    Matt Murray was pretty good when Jack Campbell went down to injury, and would have started had they not acquired Campbell. Up and down overall though for Murray, though he was awesome at the top prospects game...I think he'll be the main starter.

    Young Darnell Nurse is projected to be the next Chris Pronger, and has the size and mobility to play any way you like. He had a tough year adjusting to his new role as a shut-down D, and I'm kind of surprised he's there...but the former Don Mills Flyer (minor hockey) is seething with potential.

    The most high profile name up front is Brendan Gaunce, the power-forward out of Belleville and the brother of Colorado draft-pick Cam Gaunce. Could be Canada's captain, he's great 200-feet of the ice, and was a point-per-gamer on an offensively challenged Bulls team this year (and lead the team). He's also used to the big ice in Belleville, so that's good news for Canada.

    Kerby Rychel and Scott Kosmachuk could have a coming out party at this event. Rychel is the son of Warren and loves to score in the dirty areas of the ice with his sweet hands....also a very underrated playmaker. Kosmachuk has the intelligence and ability to play anywhere they need him to. He isn't huge, but he's physical and fearless and full of energy.

    Kootenay's Sam Reinhart is the youngest of the three Reinhart brothers, and his brother Griffen would definitely be here if Edmonton wasn't still going. Sam is a superb skater with great vision, work ethic and is dependable on all 200 feet. 62 points in 67 games as a rookie born in late 1995 in the WHL? pretty impressive...second leading scorer on the Ice and you gotta love that +16.

    Scott Laughton won't be outworked by anyone in this tournament, and will kill penalties while being a third-liner and Gemel Smith is a lot like Kosmachuk...not very big but speedy, hard-working, and energetic...unafraid of anyone or any situation.

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    USA United States final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Collin Olson (NTDP U-18)
    Jared Rutledge (NTDP U-18)

    Defenders
    Will Butcher (NTDP U-18)
    Connor Carrick (NTDP U-18)
    Matt Grzelcyk (NTDP U-18)
    Seth Jones (NTDP U-18)
    Patrick Sieloff (NTDP U-18)
    Brady Skjei (NTDP U-18)
    Jacob Trouba (NTDP U-18)

    Forwards
    Riley Barber (NTDP U-18)
    JT Compher (NTDP U-18)
    Andrew Copp (NTDP U-18)
    Cameron Darcy (NTDP U-18)
    Thomas Di Pauli (NTDP U-18)
    Ryan Hartman (NTDP U-18)
    Nicolas Kerdiles (NTDP U-18)
    Matthew Lane (NTDP U-18)
    Stefan Matteau (NTDP U-18)
    Daniel O'Regan (St. Sebastian's (Mass.) School)
    Kyle Osterberg (NTDP U-18)
    Quentin Shore (NTDP U-18)
    Frankie Vatrano (NTDP U-18)

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    The IIHF has declared that Stefan Matteau is not eligible to play for the US:
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...usa/54065014/1

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    Decision sounds fair. Supposed to be two full years, not just two seasons. Same deal with Zanoski for the Croatian senior team.
    Both players will be eligible for their respective countries next year long as they stay where they are until two full calendar years have passed from the time they first joined their teams.

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    That's a pretty incredible top-three defencemen in Trouba-Skjei-Jones...those three are definitely in the top six or so defenders in this tournament...all very big boys with loads of skill.

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    SWE preliminary roster

    1 GK Dansk Oscar Brynäs IF SWE 28.02.94 Stockholm 189 86 L
    30 GK Högberg Marcus Linköpings HC SWE 25.11.94 Örebro 194 90 L
    35 GK Siönäs Ebbe AIK SWE 07.03.95 Färingsö 181 81 L

    2 D Hägg Robert MODO Hockey SWE 08.02.95 Uppsala 188 88 L
    3 D Djoos Christian Brynäs IF SWE 06.08.94 Göteborg 181 70 L
    4 D Andersson Calle Färjestads BK SWE 16.05.94 Malmö 186 91 R
    5 D Arnesson Linus Djurgĺrdens IF SWE 21.09.94 Stockholm 187 84 L
    6 D Pettersson Jesper Linköpings HC SWE 16.07.94 Stockholm 174 84 R
    9 D Lindholm Hampus Rögle BK SWE 20.01.94 Helsingborg 189 84 L
    10 D Nilsson Mattias Leksands IF SWE 23.01.94 Visby 171 75 L
    26 D Fernholm Simon Huddinge IK SWE 06.03.94 Stockholm 193 85 L
    28 D Byström Ludwig MODO Hockey SWE 20.07.94 Örnsköldsvik 182 85 L

    11 F Zaar Daniel Rögle BK SWE 24.04.94 Helsingborg 180 78 R
    12 F Nilsson Ludvig Timrĺ IK SWE 28.03.94 Stockholm 185 82 L
    13 F Törnkvist Tobias Rögle BK SWE 14.04.94 Helsingborg 185 87 R
    14 F Kalin Mattias Djurgĺrdens IF SWE 03.04.94 Stockholm 182 79 L
    15 F Collberg Sebastian Frölunda HC SWE 23.02.94 Mariestad 180 77 R
    16 F Forsberg Filip Leksands IF SWE 13.08.94 Uppsala 187 82 R
    17 F Brehmer Anton Linköpings HC SWE 06.02.94 Örebro 177 76 L
    19 F de la Rose Jacob Leksands IF SWE 20.05.95 Arvika 188 85 L
    20 F Possler Gustav MODO Hockey SWE 11.11.94 Södertälje 180 78 L
    21 F Sandberg Filip HV 71 SWE 23.07.94 Stockholm 173 76 R
    22 F Lindholm Elias Brynäs IF SWE 02.12.94 Boden 182 82 R
    23 F Karlsson Erik Frölunda HC SWE 28.07.94 Lerum 182 75 L
    24 F Burakowsky André IF Malmö Redhawks SWE 09.02.95 Klagenfurt, AUT 186 75 L
    25 F Wennberg Alexander Djurgĺrdens IF SWE 22.09.94 Stockholm 186 79 L
    27 F Söderquist Robin Frölunda HC SWE 27.09.94 Göteborg 180 83 L
    29 F Rydahl Gustav Frölunda HC SWE 11.09.94 Karlstad 189 90 L
    cuts will be made in the coming days.

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    Interesting question...who is the best goalie in the tourney? Dansk or Vasilevski?

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    Finn has a pulled groin...thats why he isn't playing

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    Canada sites to watch?

    where can i watch this tournament online?
    any website in any language will do! if you know please help me out

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWagner9 View Post
    where can i watch this tournament online?
    any website in any language will do! if you know please help me out
    fasthockey.com looks like they will be showing the matches, sign-up is free, however it seems like they will be charging you to watch the matches. If you dont want to pay, the only other websites I know of right now who would more then likely have a stream for the matches are....
    http://onhockey.ru/ (Russian)
    http://www.sportlemon.tv/ (Any language)

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    Russia Russia final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Ivan Nalimov (SKA-1946)
    Igor Ustinsky (Gazovik Tyumen)
    Andrei Vasilevski (Tolpar Ufa)

    Defenders
    Aleksei Bereglazov (Steel Fox)
    Damir Galin (Bars Kazan)
    Stanislav Gareev (Tolpar Ufa)
    Nikita Lisov (Red Army)
    Egor Malenkikh (SKA-1946)
    Kirill Maslov (Loko Yaroslavl)
    Andrei Mironov (HC MVD)
    Nikita Zadorov (Red Army)

    Forwards
    Alexander Barabanov (SKA-1946)
    Alexander Delnov (Mytischi Atlantes)
    Aleksei Filippov (White Bears Chelyabinsk)
    Dennis Kamaev (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
    Arseny Khatsey (MHK Spartak Moscow)
    Sergei Kuptsov (Mississauga St. Michael's Majors)
    Alexander Lebedev (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl)
    Valery Nichushkin (White Bears Chelyabinsk)
    Vyacheslav Osnovin (White Bears Chelyabinsk)
    Anton Slepyshev (Metallurg Novokuznetsk)
    Bogdan Yakimov (Reactor Nizhnekamsk)
    Daniel Zharkov (Belleville Bulls)

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    Latvia defeated Liepājas Metalurgs in a shootout, goals from Bļugers(x2) and the game winner from Jevpalovs.

    Stat sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    Decision sounds fair. Supposed to be two full years, not just two seasons. Same deal with Zanoski for the Croatian senior team.
    Both players will be eligible for their respective countries next year long as they stay where they are until two full calendar years have passed from the time they first joined their teams.
    The problem I have with the decision is that apparently Matteau lived in and played hockey in the US until he was around 11. For some reason the IIHF has decided that years prior to his 10th birthday don't count towards his eligibility. The IIHF rule book has no mention of such an age limit so it's a mystery as to when this was decided upon and who decided it.

    Matteau also recently backed out on his NCAA commitment and signed to play in the Q so it seems that he won't end up being eligible to play for the US despite the fact he's played here for many years. This decision means that the US national team spent a lot of money developing a player who quite probably will never play for them again in the future.

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    "Kerby Rychel scored twice and added an assist and Gemel Smith picked up three points of his own as Canada kicked off its pre-competition schedule with a win over the Germans ahead of the U18 world championship."

    5-3 win for Canada over the Germans in Prague...Kosmachuk and Morrissey also scored for Canada while Zientek, Draisaitl, and Kurth replied for the Germans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagney View Post
    This decision means that the US national team spent a lot of money developing a player who quite probably will never play for them again in the future.
    Doesn't he become eligible after this season? As far as I understood the problem is that he doesn't have full 2 seasons under his belt and only has 1,5. SO he would become eligible starting next September. No?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cagney View Post
    The problem I have with the decision is that apparently Matteau lived in and played hockey in the US until he was around 11. For some reason the IIHF has decided that years prior to his 10th birthday don't count towards his eligibility. The IIHF rule book has no mention of such an age limit so it's a mystery as to when this was decided upon and who decided it.

    Matteau also recently backed out on his NCAA commitment and signed to play in the Q so it seems that he won't end up being eligible to play for the US despite the fact he's played here for many years. This decision means that the US national team spent a lot of money developing a player who quite probably will never play for them again in the future.
    Did he have good enough documentation to prove that he played the two years until age 11, because Sebastien Bordeleau's two years were U10 and with evidence in the form of club registration forms from those years he was allowed to play for France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    Doesn't he become eligible after this season? As far as I understood the problem is that he doesn't have full 2 seasons under his belt and only has 1,5. SO he would become eligible starting next September. No?
    One of the first reports I read indicated he had already changed his legal address to Canada. If that's true, then he might very well have nullified the time he's spent in the US. He'd have to change his plans of going to the Q and play somewhere other than the NCAA (lost his eligibility upon signing to the Q) in the US to spend the appropriate amount of time regaining his eligibility. He'd miss both his remaining years of IIHF U20 eligibility as well if he did this and I just can't see him doing so if Canada offers him a chance to play for them at some point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    Did he have good enough documentation to prove that he played the two years until age 11, because Sebastien Bordeleau's two years were U10 and with evidence in the form of club registration forms from those years he was allowed to play for France.
    I can't say that he does have proof for sure but it's hard to imagine any kid who played competitive hockey in the US not being registered with USA Hockey at the time. Whether there's proof or not, it seems that the IIHF has deemed that period to be irrelevant. Why has the age of 10 all of a sudden become the benchmark for IIHF eligibility? Obviously the IIHF has the right to amend it's own rules but this kind of thing should be clearly laid out in writing before they start enforcing it.

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    pre action:
    Canada-Czech Republic 5-4 (OT)
    USA-Sweden 2-3

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    And
    Russia - Denmark 5-1

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    Switzerland - Finland 4:5

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    Latvia Latvian Final Roster

    GK:
    Ivars Punnenovs (Kloten Flyers, SWISS)
    Elvis Merzļikins (HC Lugano, SWISS)
    Nils Grīnfogels (HK Juniors, MHL-B)

    Defense:
    Iļja Makarovs (Liepājas Metalurgs2, Lat)
    Edmunds Augstkalns (HK Juniors, MHL-B)
    Patriks Škuratovs (HK Juniors, MHL-B)
    Rinalds Rosinskis (HK Juniors, MHL-B)
    Mārtiņš Oskars Freimanis (Liepājas Metalurgs2, Lat)
    Rūdolfs Kalvītis (Shattuck-St. Marys AAA, USA)
    Matīss Gelažis (EC Rose Redical Graz 99vs, AUT)
    Ģirts Zemītis (Nacka, SWE)

    Forwards:
    Nikolajs Jeļisejevs (HK Rīga, MHL)
    Ņikita Jevpalovs (HK Rīga, MHL)
    Roberts Lipsbergs (HK Rīga, MHL)
    Rihards Bukarts (Kapitan, MHL)
    Georgijs Golovkovs (Liepājas Metalurgs2, Lat)
    Edgars Kulda (HK Juniors, MHL-B)
    Daniels Riekstiņš (HS Rīga/Prizma, MHL-B)
    Ričards Kondrats (HK Juniors, MHL-B)
    Artūrs Ševčenko (HK Rīga, MHL)
    Kārlis Ozoliņš (Liepājas Metalurgs2, Lat)
    Teodors Bļugers (Shatuck St. Mary’s Pre, USA)
    Martins Lavrovs (Assat U18, FIN)
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post

    Ģirts Zemītis (Nacka, SWE)
    Should be Rīga 1995 (Latvia) but eh, hockey federation doesn't even know where the guys are playing...

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    Denmark Danish Roster

    Pre-tournament games

    Russia - Denmark 5-1
    Switzerland – Denmark 3-1

    Goaltenders
    Matthias N.Hansen - Frederikshavn White Hawks
    George Lago Sřrensen - Herning Blue Fox
    Mathias Andersen - Herning Blue Fox

    Defencemen
    Bjřrn Uldall - Herning Blue Fox
    Marco Illemann - Copenhagen Hockey
    Magnus Gřtterup Povlsen - Rřdovre
    Rasmus Schultz Lyř - Odense Bulldogs
    Christoffer Lindhřj - Malmö Redhawks jrs.(SWE)
    Mads Skov Larsen - Herning IK
    Sonny Osvald Hertzberg - Frölunda Indians jrs.(SWE)

    Forwards
    Kristoffer Astorp Lauridsen - Herning IK
    Nikolaj Zorko - Rřdovre Mighty Bulls
    Christopher Frederiksen - AaB Ishockey
    Mikkel Aagaard Hansen - Frederikshavn IK
    Oliver Bjorkstrand - Herning Blue Fox
    Mads Eller - Frölunda Indians jrs.(SWE)
    Emil Binder Kristensen - Herning Blue Fox
    Matthias Asperup - Frölunda Indians jrs.(SWE)
    Sřren Dau Mortensen - SřnderjyskE
    Lasse Jul Korsgaard - AaB Ishockey
    Nikolai Gade - Rungsted IK
    Morten Mathiesen - Herning IK
    Yannick Vedel - Culver Military Academy (USHS)

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    Video from USA-SWE pre action game:

    http://jsp.lwcdn.com/api/swehockey/swehockeyplay2.html

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    Czech Republic Czech Republic final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Patrik Polivka (HC Plzen)
    Marek Langhammer (HC Pardubice)

    Defenders
    Petr Sidlik (Victoriaville Tigres)
    Jan Kostalek (Sparta Prague)
    Jakub Houfek (HC Plzen)
    Ronald Knot (Slavia Prague)
    Jan Stencel (Vitkovice)
    Libor Sulak (Tatranski Vlci Spisska Nova Ves)

    Forwards
    Jakub Vrana (Linkopings)
    Pavel Sedlacek (HC Zlin)
    Ondrej Slovacek (Vitkovice)
    Adam Chlapik (Muskegon Lumberjacks)
    Matej Zadrazil (Karlovy Vary)
    Dominik Volek (Regina Pats)
    Eustathios Soumelidis (Sport Vaasa)
    Dominik Simon (Sparta Prague)
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    Only 10 forwards? Are they waiting for players from Czech/NA?

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    Finland Finland final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Joonas Korpisalo (Jokerit)
    Jean Auren (Sport)

    Defenders
    Mikko Lehtonen (TPS)
    Atte Makinen (Tappara)
    Mikko Vainonen (HIFK)
    Rasmus Ristolainen (TPS)
    Esa Lindell (Jokerit)
    Ville Pokka (Karpat)
    Niklas Tikkinen (Espoo Blues)

    Forwards
    Joonas Huovinen (Sport)
    Aleksander Barkov (Tappara)
    Samu Markkula (JYP)
    Aleksi Mustonen (Jokerit)
    Saku Salminen (Jokerit)
    Joose Antonen (Ilves)
    Janne Juutinen (HIFK)
    Henri Ikonen (KalPa)
    Henrik Haapala (Tappara)
    Rasmus Kulmala (TPS)
    Artturi Lehkonen (TPS)

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    Germany Germany final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Marvin Cupper (Eisbaren Berlin)
    Patrick Klein (DEG Metro Stars)

    Defenders
    Sebastian Koberger (EC Bad Tolz)
    Dominik Tiffels (Adler Mannehim)
    Nicolai Quinlan (Starbulls Rosenheim)
    Andreas Schwarz (EC Bad Tolz)
    Thomas Schmid (EC Bad Tolz)
    Tim Bender (Adler Mannheim)
    Eric Stephan (DEG Metro Stars)
    Janik Moser (Adler Mannheim)

    Forwards
    Dominik Kahun (Adler Mannheim)
    Benjamin Zientek (Starbulls Rosenheim)
    Kai Herpich (Adler Mannheim)
    Marcel Kurth (Adler Mannheim)
    Leon Draisaitl (Adler Mannheim)
    Markus Eisenschmid (ESV Kaufbeuren)
    Denis Shevyrin (Krefelder EV)
    Lennart Palausch (Adler Mannheim)
    Sven Ziegler (Eisbaren Berlin)
    Raphael Kaefer (EHC Klostersee)
    Frederik Tiffels (Adler Mannheim)
    Patrick Klopper (Krefelder EV)

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    For Germany, the two 16-year olds Dominik Kahun (born in Czech Republic) and Leon Draisaitl are going to be extremely interesting to see how well they can do. Over the past few years, those two have been destroying the German Junior leagues, were the leading scorers for Mannheim in their first season in DNL while helping them win the Championship. Kurth was the 3rd leading scorer on that club but he is 18 so not as impressive.

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    Sweden Sweden final roster

    Goalkeeper
    Oscar Dansk (Brynas)
    Marcus Hogberg (Linkopings)
    Ebbe Sionas (AIK)

    Defenders
    Christian Djoos (Brynas)
    Calle Andersson (Farjestad)
    Linus Arnesson (Djurgarden)
    Jesper Pettersson (Linkopings)
    Hampus Lindholm (Rogle)
    Mattias Nilsson (Leksands)
    Ludwig Bystrom (MODO)

    Forwards
    Ludvig Nilsson (Timra)
    Tobias Tornkvist (Rogle)
    Mattias Kalin (Djurgarden)
    Sebastian Collberg (Frolunda)
    Filip Forsberg (Leksands)
    Anton Brehmer (Linkopings)
    Jacob de la Rose (Leksands)
    Gustav Possler (MODO)
    Filip Sandberg (HV71)
    Erik Karlsson (Frolunda)
    Andre Burakowsky (Malmo)
    Alexander Wennberg (Djurgarden)

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    For anybody looking for stream, this website has all the matches and seems to be free. However, unless its my connection, quality seems laggy but worth a try for you....
    http://www.strizna.cz/sekce/ice-hock...012-530-0.aspx

    Also, Russia v. Latvia here...
    http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-2/18/146/v-394761.html

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    Group A; Day 1-Game 1

    Denmark - Canada 1:6 (1:3, 0:2, 0:1)
    0:1 - 00.55 Scott Laughton (Rychel)
    1:1 - 11.57 Oliver Bjorkstrand (Vedel) PP1
    1:2 - 13.52 Gemel Smith
    1:3 - 17.27 Mike Winther (Troock)
    1:4 - 33.22 Anthony Mantha (Bourke, Morrissey) PP1
    1:5 - 38.32 Kerby Rychel (Dumba, Severson) PP1
    1:6 - 40.55 Matt Dumba (Bourke)
    PIM: 5x2+1x10 - 8x2 SOG: 16-48 Att: 1236
    Goalkeepers: Matthias Hansen 42/48 - Matt Murray 15/16
    Refs: Peter Gebei (HUN), Jan Hribik (CZE) Linesmen: Scott Dalgleish (GBR), Nikolaj Ponomarjow (GER)
    DEN: Hansen Matthias; Uldall Bjorn, Illemann Marco +A, Bjorkstrand Oliver +A, Lauridsen Kristoffer +C, Kristensen Emil, Lindhoj Christoffer, Lyoe Rasmus, Eller Mads, Aagaard Mikkel, Asperup Matthias, Larsen Mads, Hertzberg Sonny, Vedel Yannick, Mortensen Soren, Zorko Nikolaj, Povlsen Magnus, Brodersen Morten, Gade Nikolai, Korsgaard Lasse, Frederiksen Christopher
    CAN: Murray Matt; Nurse Darnell, Dumba Matt, Gaunce Brandan, Rychel Kerby, Reinhart Sam, Severson Damon, Pelech Adam, Bourke Troy, Laughton Scott, Carrier William, Morrissey Josh, Steele Warren, Mantha Anthony, Kosmachuk Scott, Smith Gemel, Troock Branden, Winther Mike

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    Group B; Day 1-Game 1

    Latvia - Russia 1:6 (0:2, 0:2, 1:2)
    0:1 - 07.33 Bogdan Yakimov (Maslov)
    0:2 - 16.30 Arseni Khatsei (Filippov, Malenkikh)
    0:3 - 21.12 Danil Zharkov (Osnovin) PP1
    0:4 - 25.21 Nikita Zadorov (Zharkov) SH1
    0:5 - 41.50 Vyacheslav Osnovin (Zharkov)
    0:6 - 47.44 Anton Slepyshev (Yakimov, Bereglazov) PP1
    1:6 - 52.08 Georgijs Golovkovs (Kulda)
    PIM: 7x2+1x10 - 7x2 SOG: 18-40 Att: 652
    Goalkeepers: Elvis Merzļikins 34/40 - Andrei Vasilevski 17/18
    Refs: Andreas Koch (SUI), Florian Zehetleitner (GER) Linesmen: Vit Lederer (CZE), Kristian Vikman (FIN)
    LAT: Merzļikins Elvis; Gelažis Matīss +A, Makarovs Iļja, Jevpalovs Ņikita +C, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Lipsbergs Roberts +A, Škuratovs Patriks, Augstkalns Edmunds, Ozoliņš Kārlis, Golovkovs Georgijs, Kulda Edgars, Rosinskis Rinalds, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Bukarts Rihards, Lavrovs Martins, Bļugers Teodors, Freimanis Mārtiņš Oskars, Zemītis Ģirts, Kondrats Ričards, Ševčenko Artūrs, Riekstiņš Daniels
    RUS: Vasilevski Andrei; Bereglazov Alexei +A, Maslov Kirill, Slepyshev Anton +C, Yakimov Bogdan, Nichushkin Valeri, Gareyev Stanislav, Galin Damir, Zharkov Daniel, Osnovin Vyacheslav +A, Lededev Alexander, Mironov Andrei, Malenkikh Yegor, Filippov Alexei, Kuptsov Sergei, Khatsei Arseni, Lisov Nikita, Zadorov Nikita, Barabanov Alexander, Kamayev Denis, Delnov Alexander

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    Group A; Day 1-Game 2

    Finland - United States 0:4 (0:0, 0:0, 0:4)
    0:1 - 40.54 Nicolas Kerdiles (O'Regan, Hartman) PP1
    0:2 - 43.04 Matt Lane (Compher, Vatrano)
    0:3 - 44.24 Quentin Shore (Barber, Osterberg)
    0:4 - 48.35 Connor Carrick (Lane, Vatrano) PP1
    PIM: 9x2+1x5x20 - 7x2 SOG: 21-37 Att: 1509
    Goalkeepers: Joonas Korpisalo 33/37 - Collin Olson 21/21
    Refs: Daniel Konc (SVK), Pascal St. Jacques (CAN) Linesmen: Roman Shikhanov (RUS), Emil Yletyinen (SWE)
    FIN: Korpisalo Joonas; Pokka Ville, Tikkinen Niklas, Barkov Aleksander, Antonen Joose, Lehkonen Artturi +A, Ristolainen Rasmus +A, Lindell Esa, Mustonen Aleksi, Haapala Henrik, Kulmala Rasmus, Lehtonen Mikko, Vainonen Mikko +C, Markkula Samu, Salminen Saku, Ikonen Henri, Makinen Atte, Huovinen Joonas, Juutinen Janne
    USA: Olson Collin; Jones Seth +C, Skjei Brady, Compher JT, Vatrano Frank, Lane Matt, Trouba Jacob +A, Sieloff Pat +A, O'Regan Daniel, Kerdiles Nicolas, Hartman Ryan, Grzelcyk Matt, Carrick Connor, Barber Riley, Shore Quentin, Louis Anthony, Butcher William, Osterberg Kyle, Dipauli Thomas, Darcy Cam, Copp Andrew

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    Group B; Day 1-Game 2

    Germany - Sweden 1:8 (1:1, 0:2, 0:5)
    1:0 - 05.48 Denis Shevyrin (Bender, Moser)
    1:1 - 14.59 Mattias Kalin (Pettersson, Djoos) PP1
    1:2 - 21.18 Alexander Wennberg (Collberg)
    1:3 - 29.37 Mattias Kalin(2) (Tornkvist)
    1:4 - 40.35 Alexander Wennberg(2) (Collberg, Andersson) PP1
    1:5 - 50.03 Sebastian Collberg (Wennberg, Andersson) PP1
    1:6 - 53.07 Alexander Wennberg(3) (Collberg, Bystrom)
    1:7 - 57.49 Filip Forsberg (Burakowsky, Lindholm) PP1
    1:8 - 58.55 Christian Djoos (Possler, Sandberg)
    PIM: 9x2 - 4x2 SOG: 30-42 Att: 723
    Goalkeepers: Patrick Klein 34/42 - Oscar Dansk 29/30
    Refs: Igor Dremelj (SLO), Anssi Salonen (FIN) Linesmen: Justin Hull (CAN), Tomas Pesek (CZE)
    GER: Klein Patrick; Bender Tim, Moser Janik, Kurth Marcel, Palausch Lennart +A, Tiffels Frederik, Quinlan Nicolai, Schmid Thomas, Herpich Kai +C, Ziegler Sven, Kaefer Raphael +A, Tiffels Dominik, Stephan Eric, Kahun Dominik, Draisaitl Leon, Eisenschmid Markus, Koberger Sebastian, Schwarz Andreas, Zientek Benjamin, Shevyrin Denis, Klopper Patrick
    SWE: Dansk Oscar; Lindholm Hampus, Bystrom Ludwig, Forsberg Filip +C, de la Rose Jacob, Burakowsky Andre, Andersson Calle, Arnesson Linus, Collberg Sebastian +A, Possler Gustav, Wennberg Alexander, Djoos Christian, Pettersson Jesper, Kalin Mattias, Sandberg Filip, Karlsson Erik, Nilsson Mattias, Nilsson Ludvig, Tornkvist Tobias, Brehmer Anton

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    http://www.lhf.lv/12042012-latvija_p..._sak_ar_zaudej

    You can see a video of highlights from Latvia- Russia here.
    Well, this game's pretty much the day of blowouts... Underdogs managed to score 3 while favourites totalled 24 goals....

    Still very important games ahead for us, tomorrow Swiss... I hope we can win. Today we maybe didn't have many chances but we had quality chances, if not for Vasilevski and post we could've scored 2 more goals. I believe in our offense, now defense is a completely different story and Merzļikins didn't look convincing on his knees too today... But we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusher View Post
    http://www.lhf.lv/12042012-latvija_p..._sak_ar_zaudej

    You can see a video of highlights from Latvia- Russia here.
    Well, this game's pretty much the day of blowouts... Underdogs managed to score 3 while favourites totalled 24 goals....

    Still very important games ahead for us, tomorrow Swiss... I hope we can win. Today we maybe didn't have many chances but we had quality chances, if not for Vasilevski and post we could've scored 2 more goals. I believe in our offense, now defense is a completely different story and Merzļikins didn't look convincing on his knees too today... But we'll see.
    Actually I counted 3 posts. One after that nifty move by Jevpalovs (though it wasn't that dangerous of a shot), one out of the face off circle that rang the post but the commentator didn't even notice it and that cross bar. Also in our defense there was almost another goal but that high stick ruined it.

    Yes, Merzļikins didn't look that good in the beginning. Very unconvincing movement from one post to the other and he falls on his knees a lot. And gave up some bad rebounds. But in the end he seemed to have gotten into the game and actually made some impressive saves.
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    Group A; Day 2-Game 3

    Czech Republic - Denmark 8:4 (1:1, 6:2, 1:1)
    1:0 - 05.37 Dominik Volek (Tomecek, Chlapik) PP1
    1:1 - 13.03 Oliver Bjorkstrand (Eller, Lauridsen)
    2:1 - 22.51 Eustathios Soumelidis (Sidlik, Tomecek) PP1
    3:1 - 24.36 Martin Prochazka (Matejcek)
    4:1 - 26.02 Jan Stencel (Zadrazil)
    5:1 - 26.20 Jakub Vrana (Soumelidis, Tomecek)
    5:2 - 28.05 Oliver Bjorkstrand(2) (Lauridsen)
    5:3 - 31.18 Kristoffer Lauridsen (Brodersen, Gade)
    6:3 - 31.46 Dominik Simon (Soumelidis, Vrana)
    7:3 - 35.29 Ondrej Slovacek PP1
    7:4 - 52.48 Marco Illemann (Mortensen)
    8:4 - 55.56 Jakub Vrana(2) (Simon)
    PIM: 4x2 - 7x2 SOG: 47-28 Att: 1694
    Goalkeepers: Marek Langhammer 24/28 - Matthias Hansen 14/18 (George Sorensen 25/29)
    Refs: Anssi Salonen (FIN), Maxim Sidorenko (BLR) Linesmen: Scott Dalgleish (GBR), Andreas Kohler (SUI)
    CZE: Langhammer Marek; Sidlik Petr +C, Sulak Libor, Chlapik Adam, Volek Dominik +A, Tomecek Vojtech, Kostalek Jan, Houfek Jakub, Slovacek Ondrej, Zadrazil Matej, Hudecek Jan +A, Knot Ronald, Stencel Jan, Vrana Jakub, Soumelidis Eustathios, Simon Dominik, Behal Jiri, Sedlacek Pavel, Matejcek Martin, Prochazka Martin
    DEN: Hansen Matthias (33.58 Sorensen George); Uldall Bjorn, Illemann Marco +A, Eller Mads, Bjorkstrand Oliver +A, Lauridsen Kristoffer +C, Lyoe Rasmus, Hertzberg Sonny, Aagaard Mikkel, Asperup Mathias, Kristensen Emil, Lindhoj Christofffer, Larsen Mads, Vedel Yannick, Korsgaard Lasse, Zorko Nikolaj, Povlsen Magnus, Brodersen Morten, Gade Nikolai, Mortensen Soren, Frederiksen Christopher

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    And best Latvia's U18 offense ever, together with Merzļikins takes a win vs the Swiss and now has a real shot at the goal that was set to the team before the championship- 6th place

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    Group B; Day 2-Game 3

    Switzerland - Latvia 2:4 (1:2, 1:2, 0:0)
    0:1 - 01.56 Ņikita Jevpalovs (Lavrovs)
    1:1 - 06.22 Julian Schmutz
    1:2 - 11.49 Martins Lavrovs (Bukarts)
    1:3 - 28.43 Edgars Kulda (Augstkalns) PP1
    2:3 - 34.31 Lukas Balmelli (Simion) PP1
    2:4 - 39.18 Georgijs Golovkovs (Ozoliņš)
    PIM: 6x2 - 4x2 SOG: 44-22 Att: 147
    Goalkeepers: Melvin Nyffeler 18/22 - Elvis Merzļikins 42/44
    Refs: Roman Gofman (RUS), Mikael Sjoqvist (SWE) Linesmen: Tommy George (USA), Tomas Pesek (CZE)
    SUI: Nyffeler Melvin; Rouiller Anthony, Kreis Samuel +C, Balmelli Lukas, Sieber Lukas, Simion Dario +A, Lanzarotti Alessandro, Busser Xeno, Brandi Nicola, Zangger Sandro, Diem Ramon, Baltisberger Phil, Sartori Riccardo, Schmutz Julian, Muller Marco, Dunner Nico +A, Zuber Timon, Schmutz Flavio, Studer Thomas, Herzog Fabrice
    LAT: Merzļikins Elvis; Škuratovs Patriks, Augstkalns Edmunds, Ozoliņš Kārlis, Golovkovs Georgijs, Kulda Edgars, Rosinskis Rinalds, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Bukarts Rihards, Lavrovs Martins, Bļugers Teodors, Gelažis Matīss +A, Makarovs Iļja, Jevpalovs Ņikita +C, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Lipsbergs Roberts, Freimanis Mārtiņš, Zemītis Ģirts, Kondrats Ričards, Ševčenko Artūrs, Riekstiņš Daniels

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHKStarkovs View Post
    Switzerland - Latvia 2:4 (1:2, 1:2, 0:0)
    0:1 - 01.56 Ņikita Jevpalovs (Lavrovs)
    1:1 - 06.22 Julian Schmutz
    1:2 - 11.49 Martins Lavrovs (Bukarts)
    1:3 - 28.43 Edgars Kulda (Augstkalns) PP1
    2:3 - 34.31 Lukas Balmelli (Simion) PP1
    2:4 - 39.18 Georgijs Golovkovs (Ozoliņš)
    PIM: 6x2 - 4x2 SOG: 44-22 Att: 147
    Goalkeepers: Melvin Nyffeler 18/22 - Elvis Merzļikins 42/44
    Refs: Roman Gofman (RUS), Mikael Sjoqvist (SWE) Linesmen: Tommy George (USA), Tomas Pesek (CZE)
    SUI: Nyffeler Melvin; Rouiller Anthony, Kreis Samuel +C, Balmelli Lukas, Sieber Lukas, Simion Dario +A, Lanzarotti Alessandro, Busser Xeno, Brandi Nicola, Zangger Sandro, Diem Ramon, Baltisberger Phil, Sartori Riccardo, Schmutz Julian, Muller Marco, Dunner Nico +A, Zuber Timon, Schmutz Flavio, Studer Thomas, Herzog Fabrice
    LAT: Merzļikins Elvis; Škuratovs Patriks, Augstkalns Edmunds, Ozoliņš Kārlis, Golovkovs Georgijs, Kulda Edgars, Rosinskis Rinalds, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Bukarts Rihards, Lavrovs Martins, Bļugers Teodors, Gelažis Matīss +A, Makarovs Iļja, Jevpalovs Ņikita +C, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Lipsbergs Roberts, Freimanis Mārtiņš, Zemītis Ģirts, Kondrats Ričards, Ševčenko Artūrs, Riekstiņš Daniels
    Watched the game, yeah Swiss were a tad better but they only really pressured us in the 2nd period... In the third a lot of the shots where just from every position, but overall I can say that the game was like Soviet school in case of Latvia vs Canadian school vs Swiss shots-wise, we had combinations and individual skill, Swiss mostly shot the puck on the net time and time again... But our defense is truly only bad part of this team, we might have best forwards ever and Merzlikins was like wall against the guys he plays daily in Switzerland (guess wanted to prove himself) but defense still should be much better....

    But who's complaining. We've NEVER won Swiss at U18 level before... The same team didn't win them last year at U17 EYOf, we lost 3:4, so... Mr. Tambijev, this is your win too despite how much you're criticized about HK Riga's performance in MHL, particularly play-offs. This was a play-off game and you won it (and Merzlikins and other guys).

    Off to celebrate!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusher View Post
    Watched the game, yeah Swiss were a tad better but they only really pressured us in the 2nd period... In the third a lot of the shots where just from every position, but overall I can say that the game was like Soviet school in case of Latvia vs Canadian school vs Swiss shots-wise, we had combinations and individual skill, Swiss mostly shot the puck on the net time and time again... But our defense is truly only bad part of this team, we might have best forwards ever and Merzlikins was like wall against the guys he plays daily in Switzerland (guess wanted to prove himself) but defense still should be much better....

    But who's complaining. We've NEVER won Swiss at U18 level before... The same team didn't win them last year at U17 EYOf, we lost 3:4, so... Mr. Tambijev, this is your win too despite how much you're criticized about HK Riga's performance in MHL, particularly play-offs. This was a play-off game and you won it (and Merzlikins and other guys).

    Off to celebrate!!!
    Congrats! I really liked Latvia´s play tonight. Despite Switzerland outshooting them, I thought Latvia was actually the better team in this game.
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