USA vs Russia : One of the most exciting hockey events of the year will begin on Wednesday, and the 2018 IIHF Youth World Championship will be held in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada.This annual tournament features a fun and fast game that allows hockey enthusiasts to see some of the young elite forwards who are about to enter the NHL.
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USA vs Russia Live The United States enters the 2018-19 IIHF World Junior Championship in the midst of the most successful stretch in the history of their evolving under-20 program, having medalled in three consecutive tournaments for the first time.
Team USA begins its pursuit of a fourth World Juniors medal in four years Dec. 26 on Canadian soil, one year after settling for bronze and watching their cross-border rivals capture gold in Buffalo. A medal in this year’s tournament, held in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, would be a little sweeter for the Americans, especially if the U.S. and Canada can add another chapter to their head-to-head history.
The two nations staged one of their greatest WJC moments to date in a snow-globe shootout classic in 2017, a statement victory for the U.S. on the heels of winning gold over Canada in Montreal in 2016. But the U.S. went on to lose to Sweden in the semifinals and Canada got the last laugh, defeating the Swedes to reclaim gold on American soil.
Nevertheless, the United States is now an established power on the World Juniors circuit. And the Jack Hughes-led Americans are once again medal contenders, opening the tournament behind only Canada’s gold-medal odds.
Last year Canada bagged the gold medal in 2018 for International Ice Hockey Federation. Canada is on its way to defend its crown. Canada has been defeating Sweden last year, 2018 in World Junior Championship Team Canada. Hockey Canada has revealed its agenda as the official announcement for the event occurring in December. Canada will witness Maxime Comtois and Alex Formenton who is a leader in scoring for last year’s Gold Medal game.
The games will be held in Vancouver B.C and Victoria B.C. It is declared to start on 26th of December that will continue until fifth of January. There would be 10 teams actively participating in these games. Countries like Russia and the United States would be participating in this annual tournament. Junior Team of
Canada will be part of group A that will play against the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Denmark, and Russia. However, there are other teams like Finland, Kazakhstan, United States, and Slovakia would be part of it too, included in Group B. Kazakhstan this team would be returning in Top Division after occupying last nine years in Group 1. The snatched a spot in Vancouver after Belarus who was failed in four games held last year.