It’s the most great season. The IIHF World Junior Championship is here.
By and by, awesome under-20 hockey players from around the globe will assemble to figure out which country has the best yield of youngsters. This time the setting is Canada, where the old neighborhood group is focusing on consecutive gold. The best bet entering the 12-day occasion flaunts a list jam-loaded with NHL first-round draft picks 20 of 25 and NHL-type ability, including group skipper and Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach.
Try not to anticipate that this should be a cakewalk, in any case; Team Canada will confront hardened contest from Russia, which it crushed in the gold-award game last year; an exceptionally talented American crew; and a Swedish list that sports an Oilers prospect, Philip Broberg, as commander.
As usual, the World Juniors are relied upon to be loaded with huge objectives, enormous recoveries and ever greater successes. With public pride on the line, the fight for gold will be wild. Here is all you really want to know about the competition.
The 2022 World Junior Championship will take place in Edmonton, Alta.
This year’s tournament originally was scheduled to be held in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., but the need for a secure bubble led Hockey Canada to move the entire event to where the NHL played summer hockey. The WJC is set to hit the ice in both cities, with fans — fingers crossed — in 2022.
This year marks the third time Edmonton will host World Juniors games. In 1995, Canada topped the podium; in 2012, Sweden won and the Canadians finished third in Alberta’s capital.
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