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04-17-2013, 11:25 AM
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2013 U18 WJC Preview: Canada, Sweden highlight the Group B countries

For fans of tournaments where no preliminary round game is a ‘gimme’, we welcome you to Group B play at the 2013 IIHF U18 World Junior Championship. In Sweden and Canada, the group hosts two of the four favorites for gold in this tournament.

Traditionally Canada is always able to bring along a solid group of good, young players who are well-known in the scouting community, but who have generally little experience or practice playing with one another. The team is tossed together on short notice on a yearly basis, despite camps at various junctures along the way. Another hurdle for Team Canada is always the fact that the CHL junior leagues are in the midst of their playoffs and thus, the team has to do without what would likely be some of its best top-flight talent.… read more


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