Found December 23, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
Team Sweden - 2012 With the continued NHL lockout, the eyes of the world turn to Ufa, Russia as the IIHF’s World Junior Championships are set to take place between December 26th and January 5th. This tournament highlights the top prospects under 20-years-old, representing their country in a round-robin qualification round before the top three countries in each group move on to the medal rounds and the bottom two countries fend off being relegated to the Division I Group A tournament next year. Here’s a quick look at the individual countries taking part in this year’s iteration.  Group A Sweden - The Swedes are the defending champions of the World Junior’s tournament after beating Russia in overtime 1-0 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. There are six returning players from Sweden’s gold medal team including team captain Filip Forsberg, who was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. However, Team Sweden will be...
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