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Finland
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Brayton Wilson
January 02, 2020 - 8:28 pm
Two of the Buffalo Sabres' four prospects taking part in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic will have a chance to medal after wins in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday in Ostrava. Dylan Cozens and Team Canada, as well as Erik Portillo and Sweden are heading to the...
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Canada-Czech Republic
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Brayton Wilson
January 01, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Unlike previous days of surprising upsets and close matchups at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic, the final day of preliminary action saw a number of games that went in favor of some of the powerhouse countries of the tournament. Perhaps the feature game of the day came...
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USA-Czech Republic
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Brayton Wilson
December 30, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Group B of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship continues to provide some thrilling finishes as the United States and Canada both come away winners once again in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The day started with Canada taking on Germany with the opportunity to rebound from a 6-0 loss to the Russians...
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Canada-Russia
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Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Day 3 of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic was filled with parity as a pair games in Group B action has changed the complexion of the entire group. The opening game of the day in Ostrava featured the host Czechs looking to get their second win of the tournament as they...
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Canada-USA
Photo: Petr David Josek - Associated Press
Brayton Wilson
December 27, 2019 - 7:19 am
The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship kicked off on Thursday in the Czech Republic with four games on the docket that featured three of the four Sabres prospects taking part in the tournament. The first game of the tournament featured Matej Pekar and the host Czechs taking on Russia in Ostrava,...
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Brayton Wilson
December 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
It is one of the greatest annual hockey spectacles every year - the IIHF World Junior Championship. The 2020 World Juniors is slated to be a thrilling tournament this year as for the first time since 2016, the tournament heads back to Europe to take place in the Czech Republic. Group A, that...
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Brayton Wilson
January 02, 2019 - 10:44 am
The preliminary round of the 2019 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship has wrapped up in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Buffalo Sabres will have all four of their prospects playing in the tournament taking part in the quarterfinal round, which gets underway on Wednesday...
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Brayton Wilson
December 26, 2018 - 6:19 am
The day after Christmas always kicks off the opening day of the IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, which takes place this year in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Last year, Canada re-claimed the title in Buffalo with a 3-1 win over Sweden in the gold medal game. It was the...
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Brayton Wilson
December 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
On Monday, three Buffalo Sabres prospects were named to the preliminary roster for their respective home countries for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Goalie prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and defenseman Oksari Laaksonen were both named to...
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February 23, 2018 - 10:29 am
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR Coming into Friday's semifinal matchup at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, many had thought it would take a miracle for Germany to ever beat Canada, even without NHL players actively on the roster. However, the Germans pulled off the upset,...
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