U18 WJC: Medal Round, discuss games, players etc here

Predatore
04-14-2004, 08:11 AM
Tournament page: http://www.iihf.com/hydra/tournaments/output/W18/
Quick-link to the liveticker: http://195.162.151.17/hydra.iihf.com/Web_Output/P_Web_Tournament_Bottombd8b.html

Other resources:
http://www.hockeycanada.ca/
http://www.usahockey.com/
http://www.hockeynews.se/ (in Swedish)

Querterfinals:
15 April: Canada vs. Slovakia 3-1
15 April: Czech Republic vs. Sweden 5-1

Semifinals
16 April: USA vs. Czech Republic 3-2
16 April: Russia vs. Canada 5-2

Position 5-6
17 April: Sweden vs. Slovakia 5-4

Bronze Medal Game
18 April: Czech Republic vs. Canada 3-2

Gold Medal Game
18 April: USA vs. Russia 2-3

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FINAL STANDINGS
1. Russia
2. USA
3. Czech Republic
4. Canada
5. Sweden
6. Slovakia
7. Finland
8. Denmark
9. Belarus
10. Norway

Fredrik
04-15-2004, 04:34 AM
My predictions:

Querterfinals:
15 April: Canada vs. Slovakia 5-2
15 April: Czech Republic vs. Sweden 2-1 :(

Semifinals
16 April: USA vs. CZE 2-3
16 April: Russia vs. CAN 4-1

Bronze Medal Game
18 April: Canada vs. USA 2-4

Gold Medal Game
18 April: Russia vs. Czech Republic 3-2

Hopefully Sweden can beat the Czechs but I expect their goalie to save them.

Predatore
04-16-2004, 10:37 AM
..and team USA defeated the Czechs today 3-2 and will be in the final.

Slats432
04-16-2004, 10:54 AM
Petteri Nokelainen seems to be putting up some numbers. At midterm he was 2nd rated Finn. Could I get some info on him?

hawksfan50
04-16-2004, 01:45 PM
My predictions:

Querterfinals:
15 April: Canada vs. Slovakia 5-2
15 April: Czech Republic vs. Sweden 2-1 :(

Semifinals
16 April: USA vs. CZE 2-3
16 April: Russia vs. CAN 4-1

Bronze Medal Game
18 April: Canada vs. USA 2-4

Gold Medal Game
18 April: Russia vs. Czech Republic 3-2

Hopefully Sweden can beat the Czechs but I expect their goalie to save them.

Bluenote13
04-16-2004, 02:12 PM
Schneider is having a good tournament, his draft stock has gotta be rising.....

Predatore
04-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Sweden defeated Slovakia 5-4 today and finished just like last season, 5th.
Speedy winger Tommy Enström had a good game scoring 2 goals and an assist and Oscar Hedman scored his 3rd goal of the tourney.

Dr_Chimera*
04-17-2004, 11:31 AM
!Go Russia Go!

Hoot
04-17-2004, 12:13 PM
Petteri Nokelainen seems to be putting up some numbers. At midterm he was 2nd rated Finn. Could I get some info on him?

Based on what I saw in a training game against the Swedish U18 team before Minsk (lousy game to judge talent I admit): Petteri is a modern, fast, physical, grinding two way winger who is strong in the corners and along the boards. Good skater. Decent hands, good size, perhaps so-so smarts but his obvious drive imo should take him to the NHL. He could be described as a Devils type of prospect. Upside may be solid second liner or elite third liner.

endacka
04-18-2004, 02:57 AM
Lets smash Canada!
Czech rule! :yo:

Dr_Chimera*
04-18-2004, 11:40 AM
Russia is victorious! As they should be.

Anyone know where I can find pictures?

Dan
04-19-2004, 07:53 AM
Anyone seen the all-tourny team or other awards for the U-18 tournament? The IIHF site does not list them. Thanks

Predatore
04-19-2004, 08:15 AM
BEST GOALIE: Marek Schwarz (CZECH)
BEST DEFENSEMAN: Zach Jones (USA)
BEST FORWARD: Jevgeni Malkin (RUSSIA)

ALLSTAR-TEAM
G: Anton Khubobin
D: Ladislav Smid
D: Andy Rogers
F: Liam Reddox
F: Jevgeni Malkin
F: Phil Kessel

surixon
04-20-2004, 01:02 AM
BEST GOALIE: Marek Schwarz (CZECH)
BEST DEFENSEMAN: Zach Jones (USA)
BEST FORWARD: Jevgeni Malkin (RUSSIA)

ALLSTAR-TEAM
G: Anton Khubobin
D: Ladislav Smid
D: Andy Rogers
F: Liam Reddox
F: Jevgeni Malkin
F: Phil Kessel
good to see Reddox on the list, I wonder how this performance will effect his draft ranking as he was 175th ranked player? :dunno:

cagney
04-20-2004, 01:09 AM
BEST DEFENSEMAN: Zach Jones (USA)

Wow, I had no idea he was playing this well. He's only an '87 born defensemen so he'll be back next year. It's a pitty he's so small for a defensive defensemen though. That could hurt his chances with NHL teams. Hopefully he'll grow a little bit over the next year or two.

Jacob
04-20-2004, 02:35 AM
I've seen Evgeni, Evgenii and Evgeny, but Jevgeni? Come on.

William H Bonney
04-20-2004, 03:21 AM
Did anyone see the gold medal game? Should the goal that was disallowed at the very end counted? Just curious.

skatman
04-20-2004, 03:46 AM
Did anyone see the gold medal game? Should the goal that was disallowed at the very end counted? Just curious.

The cage was moved so it was a right decision......

Dr_Chimera*
04-20-2004, 10:30 AM
I've seen Evgeni, Evgenii and Evgeny, but Jevgeni? Come on.
It's the same thing - the alphabet is in cyrillic, so they spell according to sound and these all sound the same.

It's not rocket science - there is no right answer.

Panopticon
04-21-2004, 04:51 PM
That all-star team is a joke. Teemu Laakso should be there, as should Marek Schwartz. Malkin didn't even play that well at all. I thought his performance was sub par considering the hype and the way he played in the 5 nation tournament in Finland in January.

What about Voloshenko or the Finnish line... Reddox and Malkin and Khubobin (no shutouts, mediocre SVS%, let in 4 goals against Norway etc.) should not be on that list. And what's that? Best Defenseman is too good for the all-star team? Not that I think he deserves to be there, it just makes it seem even more like a joke.

And why wasn't Teemu Laakso in the all-star team? Leading defenseman scorer (would've had even more points if the refs had given him all the second assists that he deserved) and only 3 goals were scored against the finns while he was on the ice. And two of them were empty-netters. Just because a team finishes 7th doesn't mean that the individual performances can't be valued. They only lost one game (to the winner of the tournament no less) anyway...

You might think that it doesn't matter, but at this age it does. Nobody remembers how you played, they only see the awards and the stats. Well, at least he got the stats.

Jacob
04-21-2004, 04:56 PM
It's the same thing - the alphabet is in cyrillic, so they spell according to sound and these all sound the same.

It's not rocket science - there is no right answer.
I'm familiar with cyrillic.