Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

World junior semifinals set: U.S.-Canada, Russia-Sweden

A bitter border rivalry is ready to resume, though it will take an early wakeup call to see it.

The United States and Canada are set to meet in the semifinals of the world junior championships Thursday. The game, held in Russia, will be televised live by NHL Network at 4 a.m. The host Russians will play Sweden at 8 a.m.

The United States, captained by Sabres prospect Jake McCabe, earned a semifinal bid by blasting Czech Republic, 7-0.

The Russians needed a shootout to finally dispatch Switzerland, 4-3. Mikhail Grigorenko, the Sabres' top prospect, scored once, assisted on the tying goal and found the net in the shootout.

---John Vogl

 

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | [email protected]

About Sabres Edge


Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

Subscribe

Advertisement