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World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by Lounge Trekker on 4 January 2008 5:19pm
 
Semi-finals today. Sweden over Russia 2-1 in OT, Canada vs USA at 7 pm GMT. Medal round tomorrow, bronze at 3:00 pm, gold at 7:00. In case I have it wrong, these times are 7 am Pacific and 11 am Pacific.

This tournament might be televised in Europe. It is being played in the Czech Republic.

This is an exciting level (U-19) of hockey. Very fast, high skill level, and lots of energy.

Coach Trekker
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by tucsonmike on 4 January 2008 7:19pm
 
Yes it is Coach Trekker even if we cannot watch it here.
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on soon by Lounge Trekker on 31 December 2008 11:14pm
 
Sweden beat Russia and USA plays Canada at 7:30 et. This is a six team tournament, but they have twelve teams. Gotta pay for it somehow, but advertisers will catch on soon.

You might be able to watch it in the US on tape delay if USA wins. USA does darn good and they always have a chance.

Lounge Cheerleader

(Doesn't that thought make you glad you can't see me!)

USA scores three in ten minutes to start the game. Canada was able to tie, then take the lead going into the second. I think the final score was 7-4 Canada. USA have a good team, and if they were able to keep up the gritty play they started with it could have been different. I thought there was some diving garbage by two Canadian players, Dedominico and (crap, can't remember) ***. That kinda crap eventually helps get penalties called, these guys lose a little of my respect. But look at their coach, Pat Quinn. He's got every decoration and won every prize in hockey, international, junior, NHL. I'm not saying he told them to do it, but these guys learn a lot very fast.

But some good action! The USA goalie was pretty good, better than it sounds. USA had many good chances and if it weren't for some good stops by Dustin Tokarski the score could have been different. Anyway, that was the quarter finals.
I'm glad I watched it, but NHL is so much better, it's just not even close.
Pete
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by kazzzz on 1 January 2009 10:35am
 
Pete, what the puck are you on about???

;) see wot I did there?
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by peripatetically on 1 January 2009 12:20pm
 
hey, pete, thanks for the wrap-up report! I haven't been to a hockey game in so long. I used to go back in the late 60's and 70's when Baltimore had a team called The Clippers (clipper ship history of the region). They eventually moved out of town. Once attended a Hershey Bears game at their arena, too.
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by Lounge Trekker on 1 January 2009 6:32pm
 
Hah hah hah, kazzzz, you're sounding a little Canadian on us! Patty, there are many colleges and universities in USA with good hockey programs. If the local school has a team you might find it entertaining and a good value for the ticket price.

I heard there was an ice rink in Australia somewhere. A guy at a school I was at went down there to coach and haven't seen him since. He may have got bitten by the beach action.

Pete
 
Re: World Junior Ice Hockey semi finals on now by peripatetically on 1 January 2009 11:51pm
 
He might have gotten bitten by the sharks too, Pete! hahahaha

My neighbor and my Mom's hairdresser, both, have sons on teams that have gone on to the hockey finals in tournaments/championships played in within thier own and in other states. I know that their parents dig deep into their savings to keep these kids playing. One plays on a team in Virginia, the other in Maryland. Not teammates. Both are on great teams and are quite talented. It's a huge investment for the parents. If these fellas weren't talented, I'm sure their parents wouldn't sacrifice so much. I know they do a heck of a lot of traveling around the country. One is high school age and the other just won a college scholarship , but I don't know where. He originally lived in Connecticut and Rochester as a child, but his Dad's promotion brought him to Virginia. He's the one in college now, but not in Va. I'd like to have 1/4 of the money invested in that sport by the parents. Very expensive.
 



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