So you think you know your way around the IIHF World Junior Championship?
See if you deserve a gold medal by taking your best shot at the following quiz with 10 trivia questions about this year’s participating nations.
The deadline for entries is Sunday, January 4. The first three randomly selected entries with all 10 correct answers will win a copy of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship Official Media Guide.
Send your answers (as well as your name and current mailing address) to:
worldjuniortrivia2009 at yahoo dot com
1. In which year did Wayne Gretzky suit up for Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship?
2. Who scored the overtime winner for Russia in the 1999 gold medal game?
3. Which Czech forward was named to the tournament all-star team when the Czech Republic hosted the World Juniors in 1994?
4. Which NHL team drafted Nikolai Antropov after watching him represent Kazakhstan at the 1998 World Juniors?
5. Which country hosted the tournament at which the USA won its first World Junior gold medal?
6. How many points did Marco Sturm get for Germany at the 1996 tournament in Boston?
7. By what score did the host Finns defeat Kazakhstan in the quarter-finals of the 1998 tournament?
8. Which two brothers who both later played in the NHL were on the 1981 Swedish gold medal team?
9. Which two Slovakian cities hosted the first-ever official World Junior Championship (during the era of Czechoslovakia)?
10. Who captained Latvia at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver?