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2013 U18 WJC Video: Tim Bender, Germany

Regardless of how the playoff round of the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship turns out for Germany, the fact they have extended themselves beyond the preliminary round and, most importantly, avoided the relegation round, has to be viewed as some measure of success for this developing hockey country.



Of course, it is out of the frying pan and into the fire for the Germans as they face the undefeated host team for this tournament, Russia. Germany did defeat Russia at last year's U18, but this year the Russians appear to be on a bit of a roll heading into the playoff round.… read more



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