Mikhail Grigorenko, Andrey Makarov Lead Russians into World Juniors

World Juniors: Russia – Junior Hockey News Tweet This Published: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 By: Michael Gosnell The Russians still remember the defeat in the gold medal game the Swedes handed to them. This time the Russians are hosting the Word Junior Championships and have the home-ice advantage that is so valuable. Despite losing explosive

Knights happy for goalie Bobkov

Igor Bobkov had one thing on his mind Thursday morning – sleep. The London Knights goaltender arrived back in town after coming off the bench midway through the second period to help spark Russia to a comeback 5-3 win over Canada in the world junior hockey final the night before in Buffalo. He dropped off

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Russia Celebrate Gold at WJC

Asked why they were able to come from behind to win their last three games of the tournament, forward Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled and shouted, “Because we are Russians! We are champions!” Front and centre in the debacle was goaltender Mark Visentin of the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs, as he coughed up five goals in

Russians Have Capital Flavor

Thanks to Washington Capitals draft selections Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitri Orlov, Russia is back on the junior hockey map at the IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship being held in Buffalo, N.Y. Kuznetsov, a 2010 first-round pick (26th overall), scored late in the third period and again in overtime to lead Russia back from a 3-1

Evgeny Kuznetsov Envisions Bright Future For Russian Hockey

They swarmed their goaltender almost before his mask had settled on the ice after the shootout, hugging and smiling and celebrating something none of them have seen often in their young lives — a big Russian win at the world junior championship. They played through intense fatigue against a well-rested opponent on Monday, emerging with