Over at The Hockey Writers, I've completed a series featuring players to watch at this year's World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, NY.
Part 1: Team Canada players were highlighted
Part 2 highlighted some of the young guns who are vital to the success of the other contending nations – the favoured defending champions USA, along with Sweden and Russia
Part 3 features the best of the rest - who might emerge as "El Nino" did last year and what will Niederreiter do for an encore?
|12/26||Russia vs. Canada||4pm|
|Finland vs. USA||8pm|
|12/28||Canada vs. Czech Republic||4pm|
|USA vs. Slovakia||8pm|
|12/29||Norway vs. Canada||7:30pm|
|12/30||Sweden vs Czech Republic||3pm|
|Germany vs USA||7pm|
|12/31||Canada vs Sweden||4pm|
|USA vs Switzerland||8pm|
|1/5||Bronze Medal Game||3:30pm|
|Gold Medal Game||7:30pm|
All games on NHL Network.
TSN Schedule -
Sunday, December 26 - 4:00 pm ET - Russia vs Canada.
Sunday, December 26 - 8:00 pm ET - Finland vs United States - TSN2.
Tuesday, December 28 - 4:00 pm ET - Canada vs Czech Republic.
Tuesday, December 28 - 7:00 pm ET - Sweden vs Russia.
Wednesday, December 29 - 7:30 pm ET - Norway vs Canada.
Thursday, December 30 - 3:00 pm ET - Sweden vs Czech Republic.
Thursday, December 30 - 7:00 pm ET - Germany vs United States.
Friday, December 31 - 4:00 pm ET - Canada vs Sweden.
Friday, December 31 - 8:00 pm ET - United States vs Switzerland.
Sunday, January 2 - 3:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #1.
Sunday, January 2 - 7:30 pm ET - Quarterfinal #2.
Monday, January 3 - 3:30 pm ET - Semifinal #1.
Monday, January 3 - 7:30 pm ET - Semifinal #2.
Wednesday, January 5 - 3:30 pm ET - Bronze Medal.
Wednesday, January 5 - 7:30 pm ET - Gold Medal.
All games are on TSN except for Dec 26 - 8:00 pm ET - Finland-United States.
That game will be on TSN2 due to Vikings-Eagles NFL game being shown on TSN. (Stick tap to LaxSabre - HFBoards)