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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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Brayton Wilson
January 03, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Thursday's semifinal round at the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship is set as four teams will compete for the chance to play for the gold medal on Friday night at KeyBank Center. The United States, Canada, Sweden and the Czech Republic each punched their ticket after capturing wins in...
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Brayton Wilson
January 01, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Preliminary game action has wrapped up at the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, and the field is set for the quarterfinal round set to begin on Tuesday at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. It was almost another collapse from the United States on Sunday at KeyBank Center, but thanks to...
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Brayton Wilson
December 31, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Canada has clinched Group A of the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, and will play the fourth seed of Group B in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. This was accomplished on Saturday night at KeyBank Center when Canada shutout Denmark 8-0, finishing their group play with a 3-0-1-0...
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Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2017 - 8:57 pm
It is arguably one of the biggest upsets at the IIHF World Junior Championship in recent memory. Slovakia, coming in losers of their first game to Team Canada on Wednesday, knocks off the United States 3-2 on Thursday night at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. It was Samuel Bucek who played the hero as he...
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Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2017 - 7:45 pm
Team Finland got their first win of the tournament Thursday afternoon, earning a 4-1 win over Denmark. It was also Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen's first win in goal for the Finns after suffering a 4-2 loss to the Canadians on Tuesday. Luukkonen had a very easy day in net for Finland, stopping six of seven...
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Brayton Wilson
December 24, 2017 - 8:06 pm
The start of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo is just around the corner. A total of 10 countries will square off against one another for the right to call themselves the best hockey nation at the under-20 level. The 10 teams will be split into two groups of five, and will play...
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