The World Junior Hockey Championships: The Holidays’ Best Sports Event

December 28th, 2009 by chase ruttig Leave a reply »
This holiday season, many North American sports fans feast on the traditional holiday sports buffet items such as bowl games, and the NBA's Christmas Day games. Meanwhile, the IIHF World Under 20 Hockey Championship, dubbed the World Juniors for short, is sitting in the salad bar, untouched by many Americans.

And I think that should change.

The tournament is the highest rated event of the Christmas season in Canada, and it should, the Candadians are going for their Sixth straight gold medal. And would be a lock if most of our tournament eligible all stars weren't already producing in the NHL.

The tournament features some of the purest and most entertaining hockey you can ever see. With all the emphasis the US puts on college hockey they should maybe see what the rest of the amatuers' in the rest of the world have to offer on the junior games biggest stage

This display of young hockey talent is followed meticulously by Canadians as exhibition games or shown on TSN, but is left in the television wasteland that is the NHL Network in the United States.

I urge all Americans to tune in and show the display of talent and intensit ...

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