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2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Dec. 29-Jan. 4) Sweden Wins It

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01-02-2013, 08:56 PM
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Quebec holds on to win 2-1. Unreal performance by their goalie Billia. McDavid and Ekblad easily played half the game, they looked gassed in the 3rd.

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Okay I only saw the 3rd period but Ho-Sang looked like another Rob Schremp. Flashy moves but didn't make anything happen.

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01-02-2013, 08:56 PM
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Holy smokes what an upset. Ontario is done, 2-1 final. Great game for Quebec and their goalie.

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01-02-2013, 09:04 PM
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quebec upset ontario 2-1 to grab the semi-final spot.

good for them - i always like when teams perceived as underdogs achieve in this tournament

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01-02-2013, 09:11 PM
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Canada Pacific beat Canada West in OT but they needed to win in regulation to make semi finals. Semi matchups are USA-Russia and Quebec-Sweden.

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01-02-2013, 09:22 PM
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Russia scrape through (Seems to become a common trend ), thanks to the West taking the match to OT.

Group A Standings
Sweden - 12
Russia - 7

Pacific - 6
Finland - 6
West - 1

Group B Standings
USA - 11
Quebec - 9

Ontario - 7
Atlantic - 3
Slovakia - 0

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01-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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Apparently it's unlikely Eichel and Iverson will return to play for the US in the tournament due to injury. That leaves the US with just 10 healthy forwards.

I was not very impressed with the play from the US team today against Slovakia despite the score and I think they'll have a very tough time making it through to the finals. I'd think at this point whoever wins the game between Ontario and Sweden will likely win the final game (Of course I'm assuming Ontario beats Quebec, which seems highly likely to me having seen both teams).

Well my interest just tanked.

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01-02-2013, 10:13 PM
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Gatineau's Alexandre Carrier (late 96) was absolutely impressive in covering McDavid in the final two periods. Too bad the former is only 5'11, he could become a legit prospect for the 2015 NHL draft if he gains an inch or two. McDavid was easily the best player on the ice though. Ho-Sang was unimpressive.

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01-02-2013, 10:16 PM
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Okay I only saw the 3rd period but Ho-Sang looked like another Rob Schremp. Flashy moves but didn't make anything happen.
I only saw the first and he looked really dangerous.

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01-02-2013, 10:19 PM
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Gatineau's Alexandre Carrier (late 96) was absolutely impressive in covering McDavid in the final two periods. Too bad the former is only 5'11, he could become a legit prospect for the 2015 NHL draft if he gains an inch or two. McDavid was easily the best player on the ice though. Ho-Sang was unimpressive.
The Quebec goalie, Julio Billia, was excellent.

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Good luck to Quebec the rest of the way, have to cheer for Canada. They're up against it though.

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WOW! Here this looked like Ontario's deepest roster in recent memory, and they don't even make the medal round. Congrats to Quebec. When's the last time Ontario didn't even advance out of their group at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge?

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WOW! Here this looked like Ontario's deepest roster in recent memory, and they don't even make the medal round. Congrats to Quebec. When's the last time Ontario didn't even advance out of their group at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge?
2006 was the last Ontario team to not medal, Tavares, Gagner, Subban, Doughty and Couture.

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01-02-2013, 11:11 PM
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WOW! Here this looked like Ontario's deepest roster in recent memory, and they don't even make the medal round. Congrats to Quebec. When's the last time Ontario didn't even advance out of their group at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge?
1989 was the last time Ontario failed to qualify for the medal round

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01-02-2013, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, I think Ekblad, McKeown, Dal Colle, McCann, Bennett, Ho-Sang, Watson are all first rounders. McDavid for 2015 maybe a third rounder ... He didn't dominate ...
Geez, I didn't know 2014 was going to be such a weak draft.

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1989 was the last time Ontario failed to qualify for the medal round
2006 was the last time Ontario failed to qualify for the Medal Round.

Quebec beat the U.S for the gold medal 5-2.

The Czechs beat Pacific for the bronze 5-4 in a shootout.

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01-02-2013, 11:32 PM
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1989 was the last time Ontario failed to qualify for the medal round
It was the '89 age group that I posted above but the '06 tournament.

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01-03-2013, 03:03 AM
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Boy, I totally put the jinx on Ontario, didn't I? No more predictions from me.

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01-03-2013, 05:21 AM
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Team USA vs Team Russia on FastHockey 7.30 PM tonight. Must be 1.30 CET +1, right? Finally I get to see MacInnis and Turgeon in action.

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01-03-2013, 06:52 AM
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Bad couple days for Kitchener Rangers coaches. Steve Spott and Troy Smith get upset

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2006 was the last Ontario team to not medal, Tavares, Gagner, Subban, Doughty and Couture.
Scrubs!

Seriously though this shows that talent alone may not do it in these types of tournaments.

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01-03-2013, 09:54 AM
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Was there yesterday for the QC-ONT game and I gotta say I was very disappointed by Ekblad. Sure, he is mature beyond his years, well physically at least (6'4, 210 lbs, beard), but for every good play he made, he made 5 bad ones. Got beat a lot on rushes, took bad decisions with the puck, especially in the offensive zone, and wasn't as dominant as he should have been along the boards.

McDavid on the other hand, made something happen everytime he was on the ice, he is electrifying. I also liked that he was looking to cut to the net every chance he had instead on staying on the perimeter. I will definitey follow his progress from now on!

Other players I liked in the game:
Alexis Pépin (QC) : pretty big and made some nice plays
Daniel Audette (QC) : I know he has had it tough in Sherbrooke, but was easily the most dangerous player on Quebec offensively
Joshua Ho-Sang (ONT) : Schremp comparison might be right, but I though he had great hands and was pretty dangerous
Jared McCann (ONT): Made a couple of nice moves, had some nice chances he couldn't bury too
Brett Hargrave (ONT): He is huge and knows how to use it, should be interesting to follow his progression
Roland McKeown (ONT) : Best D on the Ontario side, I thought, was great defensively and joined the rush well, too
Jacob Middleton (ONT): Looked like a nice defensive defenceman, had a few nice hits, too

Robby Fabbri (ONT) was ejected on what might have been the less subtle bording call I've ever seen. He got 5 and a game and not one person was surprised about it, yet he was furious going off the ice. Absolutely stupid play, he took a few steps and extended his arms to push the QC player facefirst into the board (the QC player had been facing it for a long time and did not just turn into it).

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01-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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Daniel Audette (QC) : I know he has had it tough in Sherbrooke, but was easily the most dangerous player on Quebec offensively
I like him a lot. He could do with a few more pounds of muscles, though. But on the other hand his dad made it to the NHL with a rather small body, so...

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01-03-2013, 04:51 PM
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So Ontario lost the 5th place game against Pacific too?
What happen with this team?

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Was there yesterday for the QC-ONT game and I gotta say I was very disappointed by Ekblad. Sure, he is mature beyond his years, well physically at least (6'4, 210 lbs, beard), but for every good play he made, he made 5 bad ones. Got beat a lot on rushes, took bad decisions with the puck, especially in the offensive zone, and wasn't as dominant as he should have been along the boards.

McDavid on the other hand, made something happen everytime he was on the ice, he is electrifying. I also liked that he was looking to cut to the net every chance he had instead on staying on the perimeter. I will definitey follow his progress from now on!

I was at the USA/Ontario game and completely agree with your analysis of McDavid and Ekblad. McDavid looks pretty small but is not hesitant to play in traffic at all.

I was impressed by Jared McCann as well.

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