Finland Edges USA For Junior Gold

January 5, 2019
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The Finnish U20 national team celebrates after winning the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. PHOTO: MATT ZAMBONIN / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES

Game completed Saturday:
FIN 3 USA 2
3 players (Kelly, Frank, Wes) had game winner correct
2 players (Frank, Wes) had game score correct

Congratulations to Frank, our winner, who won on the strength of his top scores in the Preliminary Round and Gold Medal Game. Michael was our runner-up, while Wes moved into the final prize spot with his spot-on Gold Medal game prediction.

I hope all players enjoyed this World Juniors Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other hockey fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael

Overall
1 Frank Cholette 250 $35.00
2 Michael Poplawski 214 $24.50
3 Wes Zetaruk 212 $10.50
4 Kelly Chaplin 208
5 Doug Wansbrough 206
6 John Lo 196
7 Logan Zetaruk 192
Gold Medal Game
1 Wes Zetaruk 100
Frank Cholette 100
3 Kelly Chaplin 80
4 Michael Poplawski 30
John Lo 30
Doug Wansbrough 30
7 Logan Zetaruk 20
Semifinals
1 Logan Zetaruk 84
2 Michael Poplawski 80
3 Doug Wansbrough 72
4 John Lo 64
5 Kelly Chaplin 42
Frank Cholette 42
7 Wes Zetaruk 22
Quarterfinals
1 Doug Wansbrough 56
2 Michael Poplawski 42
Wes Zetaruk 42
4 Logan Zetaruk 40
John Lo 40
6 Kelly Chaplin 38
7 Frank Cholette 36
Preliminary Round
1 Frank Cholette 72
2 Michael Poplawski 62
John Lo 62
4 Logan Zetaruk 48
Kelly Chaplin 48
Doug Wansbrough 48
Wes Zetaruk 48

For download: iihf world u20 championships prediction challenge! 2019.pdf

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Medal Round Predictions

January 5, 2019

The USA is the favourite of our game’s leaders, as the top four players in our standings are predicting them to win gold, while Finland is the choice for those trying to overtake those at the top.

Enjoy the hockey, and good luck!

For download: iihf world u20 championships prediction challenge! 2019 medal round predictions.pdf

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USA and Finland to Meet for Gold Saturday

January 4, 2019
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Team United States celebrates their semifinal win over on Friday in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Michael, Doug and Logan are our leaders after the the third round of three in our game.  No players had a score exactly correct, but Logan, Michael, Doug and John each had the two finalists predicted correctly.

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 184 $35.00
2 Doug Wansbrough 176 $24.50
3 Logan Zetaruk 172 $10.50
4 John Lo 166
5 Frank Cholette 150
6 Kelly Chaplin 128
7 Wes Zetaruk 112
Semifinals
1 Logan Zetaruk 84
2 Michael Poplawski 80
3 Doug Wansbrough 72
4 John Lo 64
5 Kelly Chaplin 42
Frank Cholette 42
7 Wes Zetaruk 22
Quarterfinals
1 Doug Wansbrough 56
2 Michael Poplawski 42
Wes Zetaruk 42
4 Logan Zetaruk 40
John Lo 40
6 Kelly Chaplin 38
7 Frank Cholette 36
Preliminary Round
1 Frank Cholette 72
2 Michael Poplawski 62
John Lo 62
4 Logan Zetaruk 48
Kelly Chaplin 48
Doug Wansbrough 48
Wes Zetaruk 48

For download: iihf world u20 championships prediction challenge! 2019 semifinals.pdf

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Medal Round Prediction Form is Now Available

January 4, 2019

The Medal Round Prediction Form is now available. Please submit your predictions no later than the time shown on the Form.

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Semifinals Predictions

January 4, 2019

While only Wes is predicting a Swiss victory today vs. Finland, we’re nearly split on whether Russia or the USA will reach the Gold Medal game on Saturday. This round promises to create some action in our standings.

Enjoy the hockey, and good luck!

For download: iihf world u20 championships prediction challenge! 2019 semifinals predictions.pdf

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Semifinals Prediction Form is Now Available

January 3, 2019

The Semifinals Prediction Form is now available. Please submit your predictions no later than the time shown on the Form.

Overall
1 Frank Cholette 108
2 Doug Wansbrough 104
3 Michael Poplawski 104
4 John Lo 102
5 Wes Zetaruk 90
6 Logan Zetaruk 88
7 Kelly Chaplin 86

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Quarterfinals Predictions

January 2, 2019

There’s nothing to distinguish our predictions for the Quarterfinals round other than our scores, as there are four unanimous choices to advance to Friday’s Semifinals games.

Enjoy the games today, and hope the games’ scores go exactly your way!

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Quarterfinals Predictions.pdf

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Quarterfinals Prediction Form Now Available

January 1, 2019

The Quarterfinals Entry Form is now available. Please submit your predictions no later than the time shown on the Form.

Standings
1 Frank Cholette 72
2 Michael Poplawski 62
John Lo 62
4 Logan Zetaruk 48
Kelly Chaplin 48
Doug Wansbrough 48
Wes Zetaruk 48

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Russia, Sweden Top Groups; Preliminary Round Results

January 1, 2019
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Russia’s Ivan Morozov and Canada’s Barrett Hayton battle for the puck in the game for top spot in Group A.

Frank is our leader after the first round of four in our game, being the only player to have all eight advancing teams correct and a group predicted exactly correctly.  Michael and John are a mere 10 points back.

Preliminary Round
1 Frank Cholette 72
2 Michael Poplawski 62
John Lo 62
4 Logan Zetaruk 48
Kelly Chaplin 48
Doug Wansbrough 48
Wes Zetaruk 48

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Preliminary Round.pdf

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Slovakia Rout Kazakhstan to Reach Quarters; Top Seeds Still Up for Grabs and Czechs and Danes to Play for Final QF Spot

December 31, 2018
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Russia’s Kirill Marchenko (#12) celebrates with Alexander Romanov (#26) and Alexander Alexeyev (#4) after scoring a goal against Switzerland.

 

Preliminary Round
1 Logan Zetaruk 86
2 Michael Poplawski 62
John Lo 62
4 Kelly Chaplin 48
Doug Wansbrough 48
Wes Zetaruk 48
7 Frank Cholette 34

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Preliminary Round 12-30.pdf

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