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

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

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

Yan Kuznetsov is a must-watch Calgary Flames prospect at the 2021 World Juniors

In the last World Juniors, the Calgary Flames only had Dustin Wolf playing backup for Team USA. This time around, the Flames will be properly represented at this year's World Junior Championships taking place in Edmonton. Joining Wolf will be Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier for Team Canada, and Yan Kuznetsov for Team Russia. Both … Continue reading Yan Kuznetsov is a must-watch Calgary Flames prospect at the 2021 World Juniors

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

Several Calgary Flames prospects could crack 2021 World Junior Championship rosters

The annual World Junior Hockey Championship (WJC) is almost upon us. Every year the tournament offers fans and teams alike to get a glimpse at the game's best young talent outside the NHL. This year’s tournament will begin on Christmas Day, with the final being played on January 5th, 2021. After seeing the success the … Continue reading Several Calgary Flames prospects could crack 2021 World Junior Championship rosters

Breaking down each NHL team’s roster by nationality – 2020

About a year ago, TWC did a breakdown for every team in the NHL based on nationality. A lot has changed in the league since then, so we decided to update that post for the 2019-20 season, based on rosters heading into the holiday roster freeze. Hockey is globally known as "Canada's game", and while … Continue reading Breaking down each NHL team’s roster by nationality – 2020