Sunday, January 2, 2011

Medal Rounds Start Today

Switzerland vs. Canada
Teams Canada and Switzerland will take to the ice Sunday afternoon in the first game of the World Juniors playoff series at HSBC Arena.

The Canadians are entering the playoffs having won three of their four preliminary games, finishing with 11 points. They scored 28 goals in those games, including 10 in their win against Norway... more.

Norway vs. Slovakia
Team Slovakia and Team Norway face off this afternoon at Dwyer Arena to begin the tournament’s relegation round.  Slovakia completed the preliminary round with one overtime victory to go along with three losses, while Norway has been on the losing end of all four of its games.  Puck drop for this matinee contest is scheduled for 3:30 PM.

Slovakia enters action as the fourth seed in Group A at the conclusion of preliminary play, defeating Germany in overtime and losing to the United States, Finland, and Switzerland.  They sit in last place overall in power-play efficiency thus far (1 for 15) and currently sit atop in penalty minutes with 92... more.

Russia vs. Finland
Team Finland (3-0-1-0) faces off against Team Russia (2-0-0-2) for a Quarterfinal showdown on Sunday evening at 7:30p.m at HSBC Arena. Finland is looking to continue their momentum after blanking Slovakia 6-0 to win their fourth straight game. Team Russia is looking to build off their impressive 8-3 victory over Czech Republic to beat Finland and advance to the Semi-finals... more.

Germany vs. Czech Republic
Team Germany will go toe-to-toe with the Czech Republic tonight in a relegation game at Niagara University.

Germany failed to advance to playoff action, only managing one point in the preliminary round. Germany’s only point came in their second game with a loss to Slovakia in overtime. The Germans pummeled Slovak goaltender Dominik Riecicky with 48 shots, but couldn’t pull through in sudden death... more.

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