2013 World Junior Report (Day 1)

So the tournament has begun as the 2013 World Juniors got underway in Ufa, Russia with a busy schedule for both pools. The tournament would see four games in the opening day of the 2013 tournament. It was the beginning of a new day for all as every team would wake up with the same chance to win the championship.

Another New Champion? (World Juniors Medal Preview)

There is no question that there are two teams that are bigger than any other in the World Junior tournament every year. These two are the Russians and the Canadians as they have been the dominant forces in the World Juniors year after year. The tournament used to be a walk for both teams as it would always come down to either the Russians or the Canadians to see who was the best.

Who Can Survive The Death Pool (Pool B Preview)

The World Juniors only has two pools every year but that doesn’t mean that there is no death pool. This pool is Pool B in 2013 as the big three of the Juniors are all in one pool that will likely produce the 2013 champion. Usually the tournament will feature even pools where there are generally two strong teams and a third that is a good team.

Can the Rest Continue to Impress (Pool A Preview)

The World Juniors has always been seen as a tournament for the Canadians and only really watched by the Canadians. That has started to change though as teams have begun to challenge Canada with development in other countries catching up to Canada. Even then Canada would still dominate with only a handful of teams challenging them and giving them a scare.

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