IIHF World Championship

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Brayton Wilson
May 15, 2019 - 7:20 am
Brandon Montour's time at the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia has come to a premature end. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman is returning to Buffalo after suffering a lower-body injury while playing with Team Canada during Monday's 6-5 win over the host nation. OFFICIAL STATEMENT | Brandon Montour...
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Paul Hamilton
April 18, 2019 - 12:18 pm
(WGR 550) - On locker room cleanout day, Jack Eichel said he wasn’t sure if he was going to play at the IIHF World Championship. Team USA announced on Thursday that Eichel will be a participant, joining Western New York’s Pat Kane. Eichel played in this tournament in 2015 and had two goals and five...
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Brayton Wilson
March 26, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has been named as part of a management group that will help put together Canada's National Men's Team roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. #NEWS | Jason Botterill, Ron Francis and Ron Hextall to lead @HC_Men...
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Joe DiBiase
March 20, 2019 - 2:49 pm
USA Hockey announced on Wednesday that former Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Drury has been named the general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Ice Hockey Team. He will select the coaching staff and the roster for Team USA in the upcoming 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia. Team USA at...
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Paul Hamilton
May 20, 2018 - 1:27 pm
(WGR 550) - Team USA beat Canada for the second time at the World Championship and took home a bronze medal. The Americans won 4-1, scoring a power-play goal with 6:39 left in the game to take a 2-1 lead. Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly was a huge part of killing off five of six penalties, but he was...
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Paul Hamilton
May 19, 2018 - 12:03 pm
(WGR 550) - Team USA came out in the first period and dominated Sweden, but former Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson (VAN) was spectacular, stopping 16 pucks in the first period. The Swedes then got their legs and cruised to their 16th straight win at the World Championship, 6-0. Nilsson made 41 saves,...
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Paul Hamilton
May 17, 2018 - 1:37 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres' Ryan O’Reilly had gone four games without a point, but he broke out of it in a big way on Thursday, scoring the overtime winner to put Canada into the semifinals of the World Championship. Canada got a power play in overtime, which helped them beat Russia 5-4. Connor McDavid...
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Paul Hamilton
May 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm
(WGR 550) - Team Sweden was already playing well at the World Championship, but the Group A winner got a huge lift by adding Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and Patric Hornqvist after Nashville and Pittsburgh were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sabres forward Johan Larsson is also...
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Paul Hamilton
May 14, 2018 - 5:51 pm
(WGR 550) - Team Canada has had its problems at the World Championship and things didn’t get much better on Monday. Yes, the Canadians won in overtime, but Latvia shouldn’t be taking the Canadians into OT and Finland shouldn’t be blowing Canada off the ice. Connor McDavid (EDM) scored the overtime...
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Brayton Wilson
May 18, 2017 - 5:28 pm
The top team in Group B of the 2017 IIHF World Championship is moving on to the semifinal round. Team Canada holds off a late push from host nation Germany with a 2-1 win and a trip to the semifinals to face offensive juggernaut Russia. Canada grabbed the lead late in the first period off a...
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