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Sweden ends 31-year drought!

Zibanejad the OT hero as Russia’s defending champs fall[more]

 
Scotia Bank Saddledome Calgary  CanadaMika Zibanejad (#20) scores the winning goal in overtime on Russia's Andrei Makarov, giving Sweden its first World Junior gold since 1981. Photo: JC Pinheiro / HHOF-IIHF Images
CALGARY – Mika Zibanejad scored the magnificent overtime winner as Sweden earned its first World Junior gold medal since 1981 and second all-time with an 1-0 triumph over Russia on Thursday. The Swedes outshot Russia 58-17.

At 10:09 of the extra frame, Zibanejad exploded off right wing,... [more]

Royal welcome for champs

Crown Princess & Prince, 6,000 fans celebrate Swedish juniors[more]

Thousands of fans celebrate the Swedish U20 national team in downtown Stockholm. Photo: Niklas Larsson / Bildbyrån
STOCKHOLM – The IIHF World Junior champions received true royal treatment when they returned home after Sweden’s first U20 gold medal in 31 years. Coach Roger Rönnberg and his... [more]

What U20 gold means for Sweden

Christer Englund: “The gold medal is my happiest moment.”[more]

Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary Alberta CanadaThe Sweden U20 national team celebrates with the medals and trophy after winning the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship following a 1-0 OT win over Russia. Photo: Andy Devlin / HHOF-IIHF Images
ZURICH – Mika Zibanejad’s shot in overtime ended a 31-year drought for Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship. What it means will be seen today, with a warm welcome awaiting... [more]

Groups for Ufa 2013

Host Russia seeded with North American teams[more]

The 7,950-seat Ufa Arena will be the main venue of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship. Photo: Almir Sibagatulin / Epsilon / Getty Images
CALGARY – With the conclusion of this year’s World Juniors, the IIHF has announced the groups for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The... [more]

600,000 Swedes saw final

SVT audience numbers hit the roof in the middle of the night[more]

ZURICH/STOCKHOLM – 600,000 persons watched the decision of the U20 gold medal... [more]

Kuznetsov named U20 MVP

Russian forward had 9-point game, hat trick vs. Canada[more]

CALGARY – Russia’s Yevgeni Kuznetsov was voted tournament MVP tonight. The... [more]

IIHF, Hockey Canada address media

Talking World Juniors success, concussions and more[more]

CALGARY – Prior to the gold medal game IIHF President René Fasel, IIHF Vice... [more]

Canada’s bronze lining

Strong finish to 2012 U20 with 4-0 win over Finland[more]

CALGARY – Quinton Howden scored twice and Tanner Pearson and Mark Scheifele... [more]

 

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