Canada’s World Juniors Top 6 Usage

Josh W
December 30 2014 12:00PM

We previously looked the defencemen and goaltenders for team Canada at the IIHF World Under-20 Championships. Next we can look at CHL analytics to see how well they have been performing against peers in the major juniors and see if Hockey Canada has truly picked the best players to play in the top 6 forward rotation.

Read past the jump to learn who they are.

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Team Canada's Defencemen

Josh W
December 29 2014 12:00PM

As our analytics knowledge continues to expand we can use what we know at the NHL level and start to apply it at the junior level. 

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) comprises of the Western Hockey League (WHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The data they provide in box scores is minimal compared to the NHL play by play sheets but we can still derive plenty of useful advanced CHL Statistics.

Continue past the jump as we analyze Hockey Canada’s selection of defencemen.

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First Star, Worst Star: December 28, 2014

December 28 2014 10:43AM


I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays! 

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Canada Collectively Sighs As McDavid Manages Three Points In Win

Adam Laskaris
December 27 2014 08:38PM

Canada defeated Germany 4-0 on Saturday for their second victory in as many days. When scoring the first goal of the game, Canada is now 2-0 in the 2015 World Juniors. If they want to win gold in the tournament, they should look to do that every game.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 27 2014 07:00AM

Flubber McGee 2014 Hockey Problems

2014 year in review, hockey's biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior's, top prospects and more in this week's Roundup.

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