Saturday, December 30, 2006

2007 World Junior Hockey Championship
Today's scoreboard

Finland 4, Switzerland 0 (Final)
Czech Republic 2, Belarus 1 (Final)
USA 6, Slovakia 1 (Final)
Sweden 3, Germany 1 (Final)

Updated standings
Group A, Leksand

Canada 3 0 0 0 9
Sweden 2
0 0 1 6
Germany 1 1 0 2 5
USA 1 0 1 1 4
Slovakia 0 0 0 3 0

Group B, Mora

Russia 3 0 0 0 9
Finland 2 0 0 1 6
Switzerland 1 0 0 2 3
Czech Rep.
1 0 0 2 3
Belarus 1 0 0 3 3

UPDATE Well, what comes next is pretty straightforward: In Group A, Canada takes the semi-final bye and Slovakia is eliminated. An American win or overtime win over Sweden tomorrow moves USA into second spot and eliminates Germany; otherwise, the Swedes get second spot and the Americans play in the relegation portion of the event.

In Group B, Finland and Russia play for the semi-final berth, with the winner going on and the loser claiming second spot. The winner of the Czech Republic v. Switzerland tilt gets third and moves on.

In short: If the Americans win, they play the winner of Czech Rep./Switzerland and Sweden faces the loser of Finland/Russia in the quarter-finals. If the Americans lose, Sweden faces the Czech Rep./Switzerland winner and Germany draws the loser of Finland/Russia.

Canada's possible semi-final opponents, in order of likelihood, are: Sweden, Finland, Russia and Germany. (The first three are all relatively equal in probability; in order to draw Germany, the Americans would have to lose tomorrow and Germany would have to defeat either Russia or Finland.)


At 1:37 p.m., December 31, 2006, Blogger Desdemona said...

So the US squeak out an OT win. The US station that i was listening to and the TSN website say that the US is a second seed in the A pool. Shouldn't they be A3 as they got 1W (3), 1OTW (2), 1OTL (1) and 1L (0)? Sweden, on the other hand got two wins worth 3 points each against Germany and Slovakia and a point for the OTL against the US.

Am I calculating this wrong or does Sweden has 7 and the US have 6?


Post a Comment

<< Home

Links to this post:

Create a Link


Free Page Rank Checker
eXTReMe Tracker