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Conor Bedard’s watch continues on a number of fronts. Golden his file is that if he caught Peter his Forsberg and on this event he was capable of file 31 factors. He is 21 now and he has two video games left, so I doubt that contemplating these video games are going to be the hardest. However hey, by no means say that.
Forsberg can also be the all-time main scorer with 42 factors in two tournaments. Second place goes to Robert Reichel (TCH, 40), adopted by Pavel Bure (URS, 39), Alexander Mogilny (URS) and Esa Tikkanen (FIN), each with 35. To date, the 17-year-old has made 14 appearances for his U20s and scored 34 objectives. His whole factors per recreation are 1, 4, 2, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 0, 1, 7, 6, 4, 3.
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Solely 2 of the ten coaches at this yr’s Junior Worlds truly made it to the event. Tobias Abstreiter (GER) he performed in 1988 and he performed in ’89 and Marco Bayer (SUI) he performed in 1991 and ’92. Artis Abols (LAT) performed in 4 senior world championships between 1999 and his 2002.
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Anssi Salonen is the one referee to have labored on the U20 gold medal recreation (2017). Michael Campbell received bronze in He is 2020 and He is 2021. Additionally there are his three referees who made their top-level debuts right here, Greden He Hamilton (CAN), Thomas Fronski (SVK) and Riley Jacobitch (USA). So far as dialogue goes, Clement Goncalves (FRA) and Spencer Knox (CAN) are rookies who’ve labored arduous for this chance.
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Equally, Daniel Konc (SVK) can also be working right here. The identify sounds acquainted as a result of his father, Daniel Conch, labored in lots of his top-level IIHF tournaments.
Switzerland turned the one crew to succeed in the quarter-finals with out profitable a match in regulation. He additionally turned the primary crew in OT/PSS to attain three wins within the qualifying rounds because the present format was adopted in 2007.
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US defender Ryan Ufko has seven assists with out scoring this yr, whereas the opposite two have scored 5 assists. This jogs my memory of the bizarre numbers Trevor Zeglas posted when he was a junior in America. He was 0+9 in his 2019 U18 and in addition 0+9 within the 2020 U20. And in 2021, the passer is a scorer and a famous person. That yr he was an U20 and Zeglas was named event MVP as he scored 7 objectives and he scored 18 factors in most video games to steer all gamers and america received the gold medal.
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Canada’s Logan Stancoven was sensational within the showdown. He has received his toss in his 49 packs and misplaced solely 17 occasions, giving him a hit fee of 74.2%.
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It was a tricky two years for the world juniors. The 2021 occasion was held in Edmonton behind closed doorways. The 21/22 version was canceled and the rescheduled 2022 occurred once more in Edmonton in his August, leaving audiences in dire straits. Nonetheless, as Covid fades and tournaments are held in Halifax and Moncton, attendance is once more as much as the extent anticipated of an occasion held in Canada. The video games inside averaged over 7,500. Moncton attracts properly in Group B video games, despite the fact that the Avenir Middle has low capability (his 8,800 versus his 10,400 on the Scotiabank Middle). The full variety of guests is anticipated to exceed 220,000.
Slovakia’s Simon Nemek is the chief for his time on the ice up to now. He is been taking part in for Slovakia with a formidable 26:14 per recreation common.
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The Canadian tried the lacrosse transfer twice in his first loss to the Czech Republic (Adam Fantilli, Conor Bedard). Maybe it has one thing to do with attempting flashy strikes that convey emotions of being too cocky when World Juniors ought to concentrate on their extra critical nature. I’m not defeated.
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Adam Svoboda (CZE) set a single event file for goalkeeper minutes performed in 1997 with 428:27. That quantity might in the end be challenged. Sweden’s Karl Lindbom has performed each minute for Sweden, which equates to his 301 minutes and 35 minutes performed. Czech Tomasz Ščanek has been equally busy, with a time of 301:35 to be actual. And Latvia’s Patrick Berzins, up to now he has a 303:48 file.
World Juniors is hockey’s sensational degree, however clearly a step beneath the NHL, the place gamers are sooner, larger and extra expert. One in all his issues that occurs often on the junior degree and by no means occurs within the NHL is gamers hitting their sticks on the ice to demand a go. There’s a whole lot of it this yr, and there is the time period beavertail ring, which is quintessentially Canadian.