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Backhand Shelf will be running a daily recap of the major stories and events during the World Junior Championship thanks to our man on the ground in Alberta, Jonathan Willis. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Low-Ranked Teams Crush Lower-Ranked Teams

 Both component states of former Czechoslovakia were in action, and both faced off against the two teams most likely to be headed for relegation.  And while there’s a clear gap between the talent between the big teams in this tournament and the more middle of the pack entries, that same gap exists between the teams at the bottom and the teams in the middle.

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Backhand Shelf will be running a daily recap of the major stories and events during the World Junior Championship thanks to our man on the ground in Alberta, Jonathan Willis. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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It was a good night for the favoured teams, as all of Canada, the U.S., Sweden and Russia won their contests – all save the Russians by lopsided scores.

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Backhand Shelf will be running a daily recap of the major stories and events during the World Junior Championship thanks to our man on the ground in Alberta, Jonathan Willis. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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 There were many questions worth asking at Canada’s Christmas Day practice, but the one at the top of every mind was which goaltender would get the start for the Canadian team.

Don Hay, the head coach of this year’s entry, has already made his decision.  But making a decision and making a decision public are two very different things, as Hay proved when he declined to identify which goaltender would get the nod between the pipes for Canada.  Hay’s playing his cards very close to the vest – even the goaltenders don’t know who will be starting in net at this point.

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