Team Canada and Team Russia were officially eliminated from competition today in the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships when Team Finland and Team Sweden knocked out the two teams respectively.
Team Canada lost their game 5-1 and will be playing tomorrow in the Bronze Medal Game. Team Sweden continued to remain undefeated in the tournament when they edged Team Russia 2-1 in their Semifinal game today. Russia will take on Team Canada tomorrow.
Team Germany rallied to defeat Team Norway in the second game of the relegation round to force a decisive third game to be played tomorrow. The loser will be relegated to Division I-A.
Sweden has thoroughly dominated all of the teams they have faced during this year’s tournament and are clear favorites to win the whole thing tomorrow.
Filip Forsberg, SWE, is currently tied for the most points in the tournament with 12. He has 4 goals and 8 assists. Teuvo Teravainen, FIN, is the other person tied for the lead. He has 2 goals and 10 assists.
Team Sweden and Team Finland are both from Group B. Their preliminary matchup ended in Sweden winning 4-2 on December 28.
With a full slate of games tomorrow, look for a great day of junior hockey.
Soon to be posted:
A look at Team USA and more specifically the efforts of New Jersey Devils prospects Stefan Matteau and Steve Santini.