Finland, Switzerland Advance to Quarterfinals

December 30, 2018
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Sweden’s Adam Boqvist (3) celebrates his goal with teammates during overtime world junior action against the United States on Saturday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Preliminary Round
1 Logan Zetaruk 72
2 Michael Poplawski 48
3 John Lo 38
4 Kelly Chaplin 36
Doug Wansbrough 36
Wes Zetaruk 36
7 Frank Cholette 22

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Preliminary Round 12-29.pdf

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Canada, Russia, USA, Sweden Clinch Quarterfinals Berths

December 29, 2018
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Czech Republic goalie Lukas Dostal makes a save on Klim Kostin of Russia. On Friday Russia defeated the Czechs 2-1 to improve to 2-0 at the world junior hockey championship. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press )

Preliminary Round
1 Michael Poplawski 100
2 Kelly Chaplin 76
Doug Wansbrough 76
Wes Zetaruk 76
Logan Zetaruk 76
6 Frank Cholette 62
7 John Lo 52

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Preliminary Round 12-28.pdf

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Canada, Sweden Off to 2-0 Starts

December 27, 2018
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Canada’s Jared McIsaac, from left to right, Shane Bowers, MacKenzie Entwistle, back right, and Jack Studnicka celebrate Entwistle’s goal as Switzerland’s Yannick Bruschweiler (10) skates to the bench during IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver on Thursday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Through Wednesday’s games, all 10 teams have now seen action.

Preliminary Round
1 Michael Poplawski 72
2 Kelly Chaplin 60
Doug Wansbrough 60
Wes Zetaruk 60
5 John Lo 52
6 Logan Zetaruk 48
7 Frank Cholette 36

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships Prediction Challenge! 2019 Preliminary Round 12-27.pdf

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Group Stage Predictions

December 26, 2018

WM U20 LogWelcome to the Game!

With seven players, we’ll be playing for three prizes of $35.00, $24.50 and $10.50.

Please ensure that I’ve transcribed your predictions correctly.

Good luck, and enjoy the games!

Season’s Greetings!

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


2019 IIHF World Juniors Prediction Challenge is Coming!

December 18, 2018

WM U20 LogPlease return to this web site as the tournament approaches for the Rules and Entry Form.


Final Results

January 5, 2012
Sweden beats Russia in Overtime for Juniors Gold

Sweden beats Russia in Overtime for Juniors Gold

If you thought the events on the ice during the past 48 hours were remarkable, they were just as amazing in our game!

Kelly, one of the Prediction Challenge regulars, won a Prediction Challenge for the first time since 2005, a drought almost as long as the Swedes’ at the Junior Worlds! Congratulations!

If that wasn’t enough, Kelly accomplished this with a score in the Medal Round of zero, but came out on top via the tiebreaker from the Bronze Medal game. Congratulations to Amy who reached the podium for the first time with her gutsy selection of the surprisingly dominant Swedes in the Gold Medal game, and to Wes for his third-place finish.

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships 2012 Final Results.pdf

Overall
1 Kelly Chaplin 162 $35.00
Amy Roach 162 $24.50
3 Wes Zetaruk 158 $10.50
4 Laura Wansbrough 144
5 Michael Poplawski 142
6 Doug Wansbrough 118
7 Doug Stewart 0
Medal Round
1 Amy Roach 50
2 Wes Zetaruk 10
3 Kelly Chaplin 0
Laura Wansbrough 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Doug Wansbrough 0
Doug Stewart 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 60
2 Kelly Chaplin 50
Michael Poplawski 50
4 Amy Roach 46
5 Laura Wansbrough 42
Doug Wansbrough 42
7 Doug Stewart 0
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 68
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
Doug Wansbrough 64
4 Kelly Chaplin 60
5 Laura Wansbrough 30
Amy Roach 30
7 Doug Stewart 0
Preliminary Round
1 Laura Wansbrough 72
2 Kelly Chaplin 52
3 Amy Roach 36
4 Michael Poplawski 24
Wes Zetaruk 24
6 Doug Wansbrough 12
7 Doug Stewart 0

Medal Round Predictions

January 5, 2012

IIHF World Junior Championship 2012Amy has set herself up to steal the show! She was the only player to pick Sweden to defeat Russia in tonight’s final game.

The other six entries went with Russia to take the title yet again and avenge their Preliminary Round overtime loss to the Swedes, with the only action in the Prediction game being dependent on the score.

In our potential tiebreaker, Canada is the overwhelming favourite to take Bronze as well, with Amy again the only player to go against the grain.

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships 2012 Medal Round Predictions.pdf

Enjoy the games!


Semifinals Results

January 3, 2012
Coming up just short

Coming up just short

Canada won’t be playing in the big game Thursday night, but six players still remain in the hunt for the top prize of $35.00! Wes was the big mover in the Semifinals round on the strength of his picking Sweden to beat Finland by that 3-2 score.

So, as promised, it will come down to the Russia-Sweden final, but with a few of us on scores ending with 2 and a couple ending in 8, the Canada-Finland may come into play as a tiebreaker.  Medal Round Predictions are due on Thursday, so don’t forget to submit the form!

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships 2012 Semifinals Results.pdf

Overall
1 Kelly Chaplin 162 $35.00
2 Wes Zetaruk 148 $24.50
3 Laura Wansbrough 144 $10.50
4 Michael Poplawski 142
5 Doug Wansbrough 118
6 Amy Roach 112
7 Doug Stewart 0
Semifinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 60
2 Kelly Chaplin 50
Michael Poplawski 50
4 Amy Roach 46
5 Laura Wansbrough 42
Doug Wansbrough 42
7 Doug Stewart 0
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 68
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
Doug Wansbrough 64
4 Kelly Chaplin 60
5 Laura Wansbrough 30
Amy Roach 30
7 Doug Stewart 0
Preliminary Round
1 Laura Wansbrough 72
2 Kelly Chaplin 52
3 Amy Roach 36
4 Michael Poplawski 24
Wes Zetaruk 24
6 Doug Wansbrough 12
7 Doug Stewart 0

Semifinals Predictions

January 3, 2012

IIHF World Junior Championship 2012Ladies and gentlemen, it’s going to come down to the final! All players have predicted Canada to beat Russia and Sweden to beat Finland. I don’t expect too much movement in our scores, but there will be some… will it change our standings?

Enjoy today’s games!

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships 2012 Semifinals Predictions.pdf

The Medal Round takes place Thursday, so don’t forget to submit the form!


Quarterfinals Results

January 2, 2012

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Michael has skipped past Amy for the third podium place at the halfway mark of the game! Four players had the two quarterfinal winners correct, but nobody predicted the Finland-Slovakia outburst nor the tight Russia-Czech Republic battle.

Two rounds to go! Semifinals Predictions are due on Tuesday… don’t forget to submit the form!

For download: IIHF World U20 Championships 2012 Quarterfinals Results.pdf

Overall
1 Kelly Chaplin 112
2 Laura Wansbrough 102
3 Michael Poplawski 92
4 Wes Zetaruk 88
5 Doug Wansbrough 76
6 Amy Roach 66
7 Doug Stewart 0
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 68
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
Doug Wansbrough 64
4 Kelly Chaplin 60
5 Laura Wansbrough 30
Amy Roach 30
7 Doug Stewart 0
Preliminary Round
1 Laura Wansbrough 72
2 Kelly Chaplin 52
3 Amy Roach 36
4 Michael Poplawski 24
Wes Zetaruk 24
6 Doug Wansbrough 12
7 Doug Stewart 0
RUSSIA OUTLASTS CZECHS, INTO SEMIS WITH OVERTIME VICTORY

Russia's next opponents: Host Canada