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World Junior Weekend - Dec. 21-22


Saturday, Dec. 21, 11am et/8am pt

1978 World Juniors - Canada vs. USSR @ Montreal (Dec. 25, 1977): A very young Wayne Gretzky takes the tournament and this game by storm.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 1pm et/10am pt

1978 World Juniors - Canada vs. Sweden @ Montreal: More young Gretzky, Tony McKegney

Saturday, Dec. 21, 3pm et/Noon pt

1993 World Juniors - Canada vs. Sweden @ Sweden: Notables for Canada include Paul Kayria, Rob Niedermayer, Alexandre Daigle and Manny Legace. Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund headline Team Sweden.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 5pm et/2pm pt

1994 World Juniors - Canada vs. Sweden, @ Czech Republic: Allison, Anson Carter and Mike Peca are notables for Canada. Sweden had its share of future NHL'ers including Kenny Jönsson and Niklas Sundström.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 10am et/7am pt

1995 World Juniors - Canada vs. Czech Republic - Yes, it wasn't a clinching game but the Czechs were widely regarded Canada's number one competition in the 1995 tournament. This game was arguably the peak moment of the tournament.

Sunday, Dec. 22, Noon et/9am pt

1996 World Jr. - Canada vs. Sweden @ Boston - Jarome Iginla and Jose Theodore headline the class of 1996.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2pm et/11am pt

1997 World Jr. - Canada vs. USA @ Switzerland - Joe Thornton and Daniel Briere lead the charge for Canada's victory.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 4pm et/1pm pt

1999 World Jr. Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia (Jan. 5, 1999) - You can't win 'em all but this overtime loss was a tough one. Roberto Luongo laid the groundwork for his NHL career in this tournament.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 6pm et/3pm pt

2002 World Jr. Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia @ Czech Republic (Jan. 4, 2002) - A rivalry is only a rivalry when there is winning back and forth. The Russians were riding a wave.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 8pm et/5pm pt

2003 World Jr Gold Medal - Canada vs. Russia @ Halifax (Jan. 5, 2003) - Heartbreak in Halifax. Leading 2-1 late in the third period, disaster strikes for Canada.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 10pm et/7pm pt

2004 World Jr. Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. USA @ Finland - One bad bounce, an even worse break, and a very good team got the U.S. their first-ever Gold Medal at the Tournament.

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