2015 WJC Podcast: A look back at countries eliminated in the quarterfinals

By Ken McKenna
Hudson Fasching - Team USA

Photo: University of Minnesota forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect Hudson Fasching was named one of the top three players for Team USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)


The 2015 World Junior Championship is now in the books, with host country Canada taking the gold medal after a tight, 5-4 win over Russia in the final game. Slovakia was a surprise medalist, taking the bronze medal after upsetting Sweden in the other game that took place on the final day of the tournament.

As was the case over the course of the 2015 WJC, ISS Hockey‘s head scout in Quebec, Marc Lapointe, is the guest on this Hockey’s Future podcast where we wrap up the coverage of this year’s tournament. In the first part of this podcast, Marc talks about the teams that had been passed over in the prior podcast, namely those that were eliminated in the quarterfinal games. Discussion focuses on Denmark, the Czech Republic, Finland, and the USA. Players discussed include Mikko Rantanen, Will Butcher, Pavel Zacha, Dylan Larkin, and Hudson Fasching.

You can listen to the podcast in the player below or download the file via the link below the player.

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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