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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: USA 5 Finland 4

New Years Eve brought up the intriguing match-up in game 18 of the tournament, Finland versus the United States. This one’s been circled on my calendar for a while now for a list of reasons, being: Olli Juolevi Kailer Yamamoto Quinn Hughes Kristian Vesalainen Casey Mittelstadt This game was loaded with developing star power and…

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Plays of the Week: December 23rd-30th, 2017

For the most part, this week was pretty good. Christmas to start, World Juniors, NHL hockey – what more could you ask for out of a week? Our writers have been extremely¬†hard at work recapping every World Junior game, so be sure to send some stick taps their way! Weekly Features Monday Mailbag (J.D. Burke)…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Czech Republic 6 Belarus 5

The Czech Republic and Belarus aren’t exactly big draws on the international stage, but boy did they deliver this afternoon in buffalo. In a surprising barn burner, both teams combined for 11 goals and played the type of loose, fun hockey that fans have come to expect from this tournament. The Czechs had some great…

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Canucks Army Postgame: Dowd they go in 4-3 loss to LA Kings

A mere two nights ago, the Canucks took heady advantage of a severely underperforming Chicago Blackhawks roster, coming out of the gate after the holiday break with a fun, goal-filled 5-2 win to shake off the rust. The good times can only last so long, though; despite some good moments here and there from the…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 8 – 0 Denmark

Team Canada may have dropped a sloppy comeback loss to Team USA in their outdoor game yesterday – but who cares, when you’ve just clinched the top spot in Group A? Canada managed an absolute beatdown on Denmark on Saturday evening, pulling off a merciless 8-0 shutout win over the fringe hockey country with goals…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Finland 5 – 2 Slovakia

The third game of day five of the World Junior Championship matched up Finland Vs. Slovakia. It’s been well documented that Finland has been struggling to score goals with only six scored early in the tournament, did that change today? Lets take a look.   First period The first period was uneventful. Slovakia was trapping…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Sweden 7 – 2 Switzerland

With a stacked roster around Vancouver Canucks prospect Elias Pettersson and big names like Lias Andersson, Erik Brannstrom, and Rasmus Dahlin, Team Sweden is widely viewed as the favourites to win the 2018 World Junior Championship. Against Switzerland, however, Sweden had some struggles early in the game. At first, everything went according to plan, as…

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Canucks recall F Michael Chaput from Utica

Ahead of their contest against the Los Angeles Kings tonight, the Canucks have recalled forward Michael Chaput from the Utica Comets. The full press release is as follows: At this moment, there is no word on if Chaput will draw into the lineup but given that the Canucks dressed 7 defencemen last game and Alex…

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT 39 – CANUCKS VS. KINGS (HNIC)

Canucks. A new hope, take two. Before all the injuries took away the ‘real’ Canucks, they were a team on the rise and showed hope for the future. Mix in some “are you freaking kidding me?” and you have the current Vancouver squad. The last time the Kings faced the Canucks it looked like Vancouver…

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CanucksArmy World Junior Recap: Canada 3 – 4 USA

The Friday matinee Buffalo Blizzard Bowl between Canada and the United States. A game that will be remembered for plenty of reasons; for me, all the wrongs ones. The game was a spectacle, no doubt, but at the expense of player safety for many teams prized possessions and at the expense of the game of…