Today kicks off the start of World Junior Hockey! Last year around this time a profound memory for many World Junior fans was the Canada-USA shootout game where Troy Terry pulled a TJ Oshie and scored multiple goals to lead Team USA to a gold medal.
Well, here we are again and it is a wonderful time because we get to watch many prospects of the NHL and see some of the best youth players around the world display their talent. For fans who get to watch prospects of their favorite teams, get excited because one day, these will be the faces of your favorite team’s franchise!
For example, Filip Chytil for Czech Republic, Lias Andersson and Alex Nylander for Sweden. Basically, all of team Canada should entice fans to watch the 4 PM game, with goaltender Carter Hart, forward Dillion Dube, Sam Steel, Brett Howden, Michael McLeod, defenseman, Jake Bean, Kale Clague, Cal Foote, Victor Mete. Team USA has 12 first/second rounders on their team and one of the best teams of the tournament. Players like Kieffer Bellows, Joey Anderson, Adam Fox, Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan Poehling, Casey Mittelstadt, Logan Brown. These teams all roster some future superstars of the NHL, so get comfortable on your couch today as every hour of the day will consist of some World Junior hockey. Below is the schedule. Enjoy!