Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19

Thread: 2011 World Juniors, Buffalo NY

  1. #1

    2011 World Juniors, Buffalo NY

    Good luck to the Canadian and American teams and as always, may the best team win!




    http://www.buffaloworldjuniors.com/

  2. #2

    What do Rob Ramage and Ray Bourque have in common?

    Their sons are playing for Gold in Buffalo NY.

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wisconsin sophomore defenseman John Ramage (St. Louis) was named captain of the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team. Ramage and Team USA take part in the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

    Ramage becomes the second consecutive Badger to captain Team USA in the tournament. Last year, then-Badger forward Derek Stepan was chosen captain, before leading the tournament in scoring and the Americans to their second gold medal since the event began in 1977.

    Ramage serves alongside Ryan Bourque and Jeremy Morin, who take the roles of alternate captains.

    All three players were members of last year's U.S. squad that captured the gold medal in Regina and Saskatoon, Sask.

    Team USA will play its first preliminary-round game on Sunday (Dec. 26) against Finland. The game, to be televised on NHL Network U.S. and streamed live on FASTHockey.USAHockey.com, will start at 7 p.m. CT.

  3. #3
    ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^› Special K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Posts
    5,108
    Went to the Bruins game last night. Seated in the premium area, I went to the men's room, as I was rounding the corner I look up and there's Ray Bourque exiting the restroom, all I could muster up to say was "Hey Ray, how ya doing?" Lol. He said "good thanks, yourself?" Made my night!
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

  4. #4

    Team Canada wins their first game of tourney

    http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=346882

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ryan Johansen and Brayden Schenn scored power play goals early in the third period as Canada opened the world junior hockey championship with a scrambly 6-3 victory over Russia on Sunday.

    Canada went 3-for-5 with the man advantage, with Marcus Foligno getting one in the first period. Curtis Hamilton got a goal with 27 seconds left to play and defencemen Ryan Ellis and Erik Gudbranson also scored for Canada.

    Maxim Kitsyn, Nikita Dvurechenski and Danil Sobchenko scored for Russia. Russian star Vladimir Tarasenko made some dazzling plays, but the St. Louis Blues prospect was held to one assist.

    "We're getting better each game," said Ellis. "When we need it most, guys step up."

    Johansen was at the net to bang in a rebound 3:36 into the final period to break a 3-3 tie and Schenn scored on a feed from Zack Kassian at 6:16.

    The packed HSBC Arena was a blanket of red of white as Canadian fans flocked across the border from southern Ontario to give their team a home rink atmosphere. They even took a cue from Montreal fans by singing "Ole, Ole" as the game wound down.

    "The tournament is huge back home and being in a border city a lot of our fans can come," said Canadian head coach Dave Cameron. "A big part of coaching is generating emotion and it certainly helps when you have that in the building and they're all on your side."

    Drawn in a tough group, their opener was a far cry from a year ago in Saskatoon, when they blitzed Latvia 16-0 en route to a 4-0 preliminary-round record in which they outscored their opponents 32-6.

    Canada plays the Czech Republic on Tuesday, Norway on Wednesday and ends the preliminary round Friday against Sweden.

    Neither team looked polished in a game in which players struggled to control a bouncing puck, leading to errant passes and icings.

    Canada laid on the body early and it cost them. Two players went for the same Russian and left space open for Yuri Urychev to move in from the left point and see his shot deflected by Kitsyn past Olivier Roy 3:57 into the game.

    A big penalty kill led by Casey Cizikas midway through the period looked to wake Canada up and, at 17:55, Foligno was at the side of the net to lift Louis Leblanc's rebound in on a power play to tie it.

    Ellis scored when his point shot went just wide, came off the end boards, bounced off goalie Igor Bobkov's skate and in 10:35 into the second, but Dvurechenski got it back at 11:51 when his shot on a rush slipped between Roy's pads.

    "The boards are hard," said Ellis, "I was hoping to bank it so it would go to one of our guys, but I got a lucky bounce and it went in."

    Gudbranson scored on a point blast at 15:15, but with Kassian off for slashing, Russia tied it again on a power play at 16:52 when Sobchenko was in front to bang in Urychev's point shot.

    In the 10-team tournament's opening game, Switzerland took the early lead and held on for a 4-3 victory over Germany.

    The last time Canada failed to win its opening game of the world junior was a 0-0 tie with Slovakia in 1999 in Brandon, Man., and the last time they lost was a 3-2 decision to Finland in Helsinki in 1998.

    Reports say Canadians purchased 63 per cent of the 310,000 tickets sold so far for the tournament.

    Notes: In 35 meetings all-time, Canada is 15-17-2 against Russian teams. ... Roy is the first player from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to play for Canada at the world junior.

  5. #5
    Retired veteran hobbyist
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    17,825
    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Reports say Canadians purchased 63 per cent of the 310,000 tickets sold so far for the tournament.
    This is one of the main reasons why the tournament is held in cities near the Canadian border whenever a US city is chosen as the host site. Past history has taught organizers that the arenas will only be full if the tournament is either held in Canada or in a US city in close proximity to Canada. It has been a failure attendance-wise in Europe or Scandinavia.

  6. #6
    Retired veteran hobbyist
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    17,825
    US player calls Buffalo 'worst city ever'

    United States forward Emerson Etem has retreated on his “tweet” blasting world junior hockey host Buffalo.

    The 18-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., who plays for the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers, posted this on his Twitter account Monday: “buffalo is a ghost town!! the worst city ever, it makes medicine hat look like paradise, never thought i'd say that.”

    “It could be interpreted a few different ways and it was a badly written tweet,” he said Tuesday. “My point was not to put down a great host city like this. It’s the middle of winter. People aren’t out and it’s cold outside. I came from Medicine Hat where it’s warm.

    “I won a national (midget) championship here in the springtime three years ago and I had a blast.”

    After his “worst city ever” rant, local reporters asked the Anaheim Ducks first rounder if he’d been to Newark or Detroit.

    “Yes, I’ve been all over the map,” Etem said with a grin.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Etem had a little more than 600 followers on Twitter. He ain’t NHL Twitter king Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes just yet.

    The U.S. team spoke to him about his comment.

    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/Jun.../16689896.html

  7. #7
    with the USA's win tonight, they finish the prelims, 3-0, and with Canada's loss, they finish the first round 2-1` now comes the Medal rounds.....they say Defense and Goaltending wins Championships, the only thing standing in the way of a repeat by the Americans, is themselves.

  8. #8
    ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^› Special K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Posts
    5,108
    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    with the USA's win tonight, they finish the prelims, 3-0, and with Canada's loss, they finish the first round 2-1` now comes the Medal rounds.....they say Defense and Goaltending wins Championships, the only thing standing in the way of a repeat by the Americans, is themselves.
    I agree. The Canadians goaltending in extremely suspect!!!! The US looks far better, bigger and stronger than the Canadians.
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

  9. #9
    ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^› Special K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Posts
    5,108
    Team USA wins bronze over Sweden this afternoon 4-2. Gold medal game tonight at 7:30, Team Canada vs. Russia!
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

  10. #10
    Wow, Russia Wins Gold....5-3 over Canada, with 5, yes FIVE unanswered goals, unbelievable
    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    Team USA wins bronze over Sweden this afternoon 4-2. Gold medal game tonight at 7:30, Team Canada vs. Russia!

  11. #11
    Retired veteran hobbyist
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    17,825
    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    Wow, Russia Wins Gold....5-3 over Canada, with 5, yes FIVE unanswered goals, unbelievable
    What a colossal collapse by Canada!!

    I stopped watching the game when it was 3-0 in the 2nd period. I switch channels & i see Russia leading 4-3 & they add another goal shortly later. This is the biggest choke job in junior hockey history!!

    Absolutely unbelievable!!!

  12. #12
    ‹^› ‹(•Ώ•)› ‹^› Special K's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Posts
    5,108
    This was truly an epic collapse by Canada, Wow! I had the game over midway through the 2nd when it was 3-0.
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    319
    Canada thought they had it in the bag going into the 3rd period. They got cocky and stopped playing the game. I feel bad for them, but they brought it on themselves... Hopefully next year they will be smarter than that and bring home the gold.

  14. #14
    You are correct Sandy. As soon as Russia scored that 2nd goal in a matter of seconds after they scored the first goal, i just had that feeling Russia was gonna win. Next year the JR's are in Calgary, i would bet the Farm so to speak that Canada wins Gold.
    Quote Originally Posted by SinfulSandy View Post
    Canada thought they had it in the bag going into the 3rd period. They got cocky and stopped playing the game. I feel bad for them, but they brought it on themselves... Hopefully next year they will be smarter than that and bring home the gold.

  15. #15
    Retired veteran hobbyist
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    17,825
    Quote Originally Posted by lgna69xxx View Post
    You are correct Sandy. As soon as Russia scored that 2nd goal in a matter of seconds after they scored the first goal, i just had that feeling Russia was gonna win. Next year the JR's are in Calgary, i would bet the Farm so to speak that Canada wins Gold.
    I've kind of been used to those types of games over the past few years with games involving my various sports teams.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •