Here are the complete results of the first playing day of the World Junior Championship taking place in Pardubice and Hradec Kralove.
25.12.01 France – Canada 0:15
02:42 CAN Kobasew (Spezza) 1:0 PP
14:07 CAN Upshall (Murray) 2:0
14:47 CAN Nash (Boyes) 3:0
16:59 CAN McClement (Murray, Harrison)
22:03 CAN Aulin (Colaicovo, Cammalleri)
26:41 CAN Murray (Upshall)
26:58 CAN Weiss (Bouwmeester, Upshall)
31:04 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin, Paetsch)
35:37 CAN Boyes (Cammalleri)
40:55 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin)
43:09 CAN Upshall (Weiss, Nash)
45:32 CAN Aulin (Cammalleri, McClement)
46:19 CAN Weiss (Colaicovo)
49:29 CAN Boyes (Cammalleri, Aulin)
53:31 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin)
25.12.01 Switzerland – Finland 3:0
02:17 SUI Camenzind (Helfenstein) 1:0 PP
55:05 SUI Sannitz (Deruns) 2:0 Read more»
Kari Lehtonen is expected to be a top 5 pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft , but on this day he was outplayed by Switzerland’s Tobias Stephan. Stephan stopped all 17 shots he faced , leading the Swiss to the 3-0 victory. Stephan was named Switzerland’s best player in the contest. Finland took penalties at the 1:18 and 1:52 mark and at 2:17 the Swiss cashed in. Andreas Camenzind converted on the power play with the assist going to Rangers prospect Sven Helfenstein.
With 4:55 left Raffaele Sannitz put the Swiss up 2-0. Lehtonen was pulled with just over a minute left , and Andrei Ambuhl hit the empty net. The assist on Ambuhl’s goal went to Phoenix’s 3rd round pick in the 2001 draft , Beat Forster. In the end Switzerland beat the Finns 3-0 , in a penalty filled matchup. Finland took 10 minor penalties , while Switzerland took 6. Finland’s coach Errka Westerlund praised the Swiss for playing a great defensive game and ripped his own team for taking some dumb penalties. Switzerland did a great job shutting down Finland’s two stars , Mikko Koivu and Tuomo Ruutu. Westerlund said his team created some good chances but just weren’t able to finish. He expects a better effort next time out.
1st Period – Andreas Camenzind (Sven Helfenstein) 2:17 PPG
2nd Period – None
3rd Period – Raffaele Sannitz (Thomas Deruns) 15:05
Andrei Ambuhl (Beat Forster) 19:39 , ENG
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Wings Sweep out the Year
The Danville Wings swept out the year with 2 wins over the Chicago Freeze.
Bryan Marshall led the charge with 2 goals with Logan Bittle getting the
game winning goal and Jeremy Hall adding a goal to defeat Chicago 4-1 Friday
night. Rick Cazares stopped 20 out of 21 shots. The next night with both
teams tied at 4 goals after 2 periods, Marek Hornak scored the game winner
with a great pass from R.A. Mobile to defeat the Freeze 5-4.
contributed 2 goals (tying goal) and 1 assist with additional scoring from
Jeremy Hall and Bryan Marshall. Marc Bowen stepping in after for an injured
Cazares at 16:48 into the first period came up big with 23 out of 25 saves.
Bowen making his first appearance since October 19 (vs. Pittsburgh) earned a
well deserved win and a 1st Star of the game selection.
The Wings enter the New Year 13-12-2 and second in the west division. The
Wings have won 9 of their last 11 games out scoring their opponents 49 to
Whats coming up: The Wings will return in 2002 to face division leader
Texas Tornado on January 4 and 5 at home (game time 7 pm). Call for tickets
today at (217) 431-2444 and beat those long lines. If you have a group that
wants to come call George Chin at the Danville Wings Marketing Office.
Goals : 16 — Jason Tejchma Read more»
The Calder Corner
Andy McDonald of the Mighty Ducks takes home the HF prospect of the week by scoring 3 goals and 2 assists, to help the Ducks go into the holiday break by going 3-1.
In addition to Andy McDonald taking home the weekly award, a special award goes out to all the parents of hockey playing children everywhere. Without there countless hours and dollars spent driving to tourney’s and upgrading the equipment seemingly every 2 months, no child who has played hockey past the “learning stage” would have been able to get to where they are.
A special holiday thanks goes out to the parents!
McDonald: 3 Goals (1,2,3), 2 Assists
Heatley: 2 Goals (11, 12), 1 Assist
Kovalchuk: 1 Goal (14), 1 Assist
Tjarnqvist: 1 Assist
Hordichuk: 1st NHL Goal and point
Boynton: 1 Assist
Noronen: 1 Game, 33 Shots, 30 Saves (1-1-0)
Nichol: 1 Assist Read more»