Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

All four Flames prospects advanced to the semi finals of the World Juniors. Yan Kuznetsov and the Russians took on Team Germany, winning by a surprisingly narrow margin of 2-1. For Team Canada, Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier helped eliminate the Czech Republic 3-0. Team USA also advanced over Slovakia, but Dustin Wolf did not … Continue reading Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

Pelletier, Zary find the score sheet as Canada dominated Finland

Up until yesterday, Team Canada had yet to really prove themselves at the World Juniors. The team enjoyed a very easy schedule and coasted easily to victories without looking especially dominant. That changed on New Years Eve as Canada dominated Finland, outplaying them by a far wider margin than the 4-1 score might suggest. Canada … Continue reading Pelletier, Zary find the score sheet as Canada dominated Finland

Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

After a slow day at the World Juniors with all four Flames prospects having the day off, Tuesday was the opposite with all four in action. Dustin Wolf and USA thoroughly defeated the Czechs by a score of 7-0, though Wolf spent the entire game on the bench. Jakob Pelletier, Connor Zary and Canada took … Continue reading Zary and Pelletier catch fire for Canada, Kuznetsov logs another steady performance for Russia at the World Juniors

How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

We are at about the midway point of the group stage of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, with every team having played at least two of their group stage matches. At this point, some major storylines are emerging around players on each team, with certain players standing out positively, others seeming less good than … Continue reading How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

Zary and Pelletier impress, Kuznetsov responds after rough start on day three of the World Juniors

The World Junior Hockey Championships continues to roll along, and yesterday featured a great slate of games. Three Flames prospects were in action Sunday. Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier played on the same line for Canada, and played well for the team as they beat Slovakia 3-1. In the late game, Yan Kuznetsov skated for … Continue reading Zary and Pelletier impress, Kuznetsov responds after rough start on day three of the World Juniors

Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

On the second day of this year's World Junior Championship, three Calgary Flames prospects played. Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier took on the Germans with Team Canada, while Dustin Wolf took on the Austrians with Team USA. Both games were decided well before the final buzzer, with both the United States and Canada dominating their … Continue reading Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

The World Juniors officially kicked off yesterday. Two Flames prospects were in action in the nightcap between USA and Russia. Game recap In a game billed as a battle between two of the top goalies in the tournament, both started off shaky. The Russians got on the board first, with Vasili Ponomaryov, a Carolina Hurricanes' … Continue reading Dustin Wolf played well in relief for USA but Yan Kuznetsov, Russia earn the win in World Juniors action

Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Hockey is officially back in Alberta’s capital as the World Junior Championship continued with pre-tournament action last night. Three Calgary Flames prospects featured in the afternoon tilt between Canada and Russia, Jakob Pelletier and Connor Zary suiting up for Canada, and Yan Kuznetsov suiting up for Russia. Canada won the game 1-0 and generally looked to be … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospects Zary, Pelletier, and Kuznetsov shine in World Juniors pre-tournament match

Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland

Hockey is officially back in Alberta's capital as the World Junior Championship opened with country versus country hockey action with two tune-up games to kick off the international tournament. A Calgary Flames prospect saw game-action too, as their 2019 7th round pick Dustin Wolf suited up for United States in the second game of the … Continue reading Dustin Wolf stops all shots in World Juniors pre-tournament game as USA beats Finland

What to look out for when watching the four Calgary Flames prospects at the World Juniors

This year, Flames fans will have lots to look forward to at the World Juniors. Four Flames prospects will be representing their respective countries in this year's tournament, a big jump from just Dustin Wolf on Team USA last year. This year, Wolf will be back with the Americans. Representing Team Canada will be 2019 … Continue reading What to look out for when watching the four Calgary Flames prospects at the World Juniors