Mix and Match: A World Junior Championship Mashup

January 4th, 2010 by Sebastien Tremblay Leave a reply »

So the New Year's festivities are over and hockey is going full swing. This year, we fans have the pleasure of getting a condensed hockey schedule thanks to the Olympics. For die-hard hockey fans, it’s the best time of year.

Add to that the World Junior Championship, my favorite “holiday” event and that gives us much more hockey than we usually would get in a year.

This year, we get to enjoy the highest level of competition hockey has to offer and I think also the best three ways to display the artistry that is hockey: the NHL schedule, the Olympics and World Juniors Championship. It’s not often we have the chance to see so much talent within 365 days.

That being said, there is potential for a lot of writing during the holidays. So here I am at 7:45am on Monday morning thinking about hockey and anxiously waiting for the first game of the day. Should I be sleeping? Probably.

But as soon as I woke up, I started thinking about hockey, more precisely, junior hockey. That’s how big a fan I am.

I kept thinking about the Latvian team that is at the World Juniors Tournament and wondering i ...

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