December 31 2014 09:45AM
With Christmas break having come and gone, most of the Canucks prospects have been taking a short break from playing hockey and spending time with their “families” (aka billets in the CHL). While not much hockey has been played in the past week the exception would be the IIHF World Under-20 Championships (aka the World Juniors).
The Canucks currently have three prospects playing in high profile positions within the World Juniors. While normal prospect coverage will continue next week (along with any activity this past week), this week we will focus on Jake Virtanen, Thatcher Demko and Gustav Forsling.
Continue past the jump for all World Junior activity.
December 27 2014 10:30AM
While the Christmas break is coming to a close, the Utica Comets have not been super active, but they still have been playing games this week. We are back with the Comets Militia report where we look back at all the activity for the AHL affiiliate of the Vancouver Canucks.
Continue past the jump to see how the Comets have performed.
December 24 2014 12:54PM
As we head into the Christmas break, many of the Canucks prospects schedules continue to slow down. But with juniors slowing down that only means one thing: The IIHF World Under-20 Championship! We are back again this week with all the latest in prospect news and updates.
Continue past the jump to see how your favourite prospect is performing.
December 19 2014 11:00AM
Angry Joacim Eriksson - Courtesy @CometsInGame
The Utica Comets are back for the weekly Comets Militia report on all the activities relating to the Canucks American Hockey League affiliate. It has not been the best week for the Comets; despite controlling both games and looking like they would walk away with 4 points, their opponents were able to beat them at the last second.
Read past the jump to see what has happened this week.
December 18 2014 10:00AM
With World Junior Championship pre-tournament action just one day away, the Vancouver Canucks are likely to have a handful of prospects representing their various countries. It's always interesting to look back at the success (or lack there of) of current players at previous World Junior Championships. Though the WJCs host the world's best Under-20 year old players, countries don’t necessarily send the best players, but rather the best–available players. Late bloomers may never even be considered for their world junior roster while many players may peak as a U20 player and never see a higher level.
With that being said, let's have a look back at current Canucks who have played in a World Junior Championship.