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Thread: 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship Division I - Group B - Aalborg (DEN),15-21Dec. 2008

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    u20 IHWC 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship Division I - Group B - Aalborg (DEN),15-21Dec. 2008

    2009 U20 DIV I GROUP B WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DECEMBER 15-21 IN AALBORG DENMARK.

    Post all news and info reguarding the U20 DIV I Group B World Championships in Aalborg, Denmark. Also anwser the poll on who will promote to the U20 World Championships and Relegate to the U20 DIV II Tournament for 2010. All games are at the Aalborg Arena in Aalborg Denmark.

    Teams in the Tournament
    Austria
    Denmark Relegated from 2008 U20 World Championship
    Hungary
    Italy Promoted from 2008 U20 DIV II
    Norway
    Ukraine

    Tournament Schedule
    DateHome TeamAway TeamTime
    12/15UkraineNorway13:15
    12/15HungaryAustria16:45
    12/15ItalyDenmark20:15
    12/16AustriaUkriane13:15
    12/16NorwayItaly16:45
    12/16DenmarkHungary20:15
    12/17Off Day  
    12/18ItalyHungary13:15
    12/18AustriaNorway16:45
    12/18DenmarkUkraine20:15
    12/19AustriaItaly13:15
    12/19HungaryUkraine16:45
    12/19NorwayDenmark20:15
    12/20Off Day  
    12/21NorwayHungary13:15
    12/21UkraineItaly16:45
    12/21DenmarkAustria20:15
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    I assume that Phoenix aren't going to release Mikkel Boedker but what about Frolunda with Lars Eller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    ...but what about Frolunda with Lars Eller?
    Are they not required to release him?

    That is my understanding - as they are from a league governed by a national federation.

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    Of course, he may end up with an injury just before the tournament...

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    Denmark for promote, Italy relegate.
    2011/2012. - 50th Anniversary of KHL Medveščak Zagreb !

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    Italy Italy preliminary roster

    Goaltenders:
    BERNARD Andreas HC Bolzano Foxes
    VALLE DA RIN Martino Real Torino
    STEINMANN Dominik Vipiteno Broncos
    CASARIL Christian HC Egna Wildgoose

    Defence:
    OBERDORFER Hannes SHC Fassa
    RAMOSER Stephan Renon
    HOFER Roland HC Stilfes/HIFK Helsinki Jun.(FIN)
    CASANOVA STUA Martino Val Pusteria Wolves
    FABRIS Daniel HC Appiano Pirates
    GANZ Milos HC Alleghe
    STIMPFL Peter HC Auer/Ora
    SULLMANN PILSER Alexander Peter HC Plzen Jun. (CZE)
    BAUR Simon Vipiteno Broncos
    FLORIAN Runer HC Valpellice Bulldogs
    MIGLIORANZI Enrico HC Asiago (reserve)
    HACKHOFER Fabian Vipiteno Broncos (reserve)

    Forwards:
    TUTZER Martin HC Appiano Pirates
    EBNER Tobias HC Appiano Pirates
    TESSARI Matteo HC Asiago
    WALDTHALER Thomas SV Caldaro
    BERNARD Anton HC Bolzano Foxes
    GANDER Markus Vipiteno Broncos
    STOFNER Hannes Vipiteno Broncos
    RIZZI Daniel HC Merano Junior
    TRAVERSA Tommaso Real Torino
    KOSTNER Simon HC Gherdeina/ JYP Jyvaskyla Jun. (FIN)
    MAIR Patrick Vipiteno Broncos
    TAUBER Lukas Val Pusteria Wolves
    PLONER Klaus Renon
    NICOLAO Paolo SHC Fassa/Nuovo Fiemme
    INSAM Marco Niagara Falls (CAN)
    PRESTI Mirko HC Asiago (reserve)
    ZELGER Marian HC Auer/Ora (reserve)
    WALDNER Jan HC Appiano Pirates (reserve)

    Interesting and competitive roster, with Marco Insam and Alexander Sullmann as stars and many interesting players to watch as Bolzano back-up Andreas Bernard, Appiano's forward Martin Tutzer, Real Torino's Tommaso Traversa and Bolzano's Anton Bernard.
    Italy has chances to make a decent tournament

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    Denmark Denmark preliminary roster

    Goaltenders :
    Frederik Andersen, Herning
    Nikolai Nørbak, AaB
    Dennis Aaby, Frederikshavn
    Martin E. Sørensen, Totempo HvIK

    Defence :
    Philip Larsen, Frölunda (SEL)
    Oliver Lauridsen, St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
    Rasmus Nielsen, Herning
    Simon Grønvaldt, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
    Anders Overmark, Herning
    Christian Helmerstad, Amar
    Christoffer Pedersen, Totempo HvIK
    Christoffer Norre, Nordsjælland
    Markus Lauridsen, Linköping (SWE J18)
    Mikkel Holten Møller, Nordsjælland
    Jesper Jensen, Rødovre
    Rasmus Damgård, Malmö (SWE J18)

    Forwards :
    Frederik Storm, Herlev
    Mads Louring, Rögle (SWE J20)
    Simon Dalsgård, Herning
    Mathias Thinnesen, Esbjerg
    Lars Eller, Frölunda (SEL)
    Alexander Jensen, Linköping (SWE J20)
    Lasse Lassen, Herning
    Sune Hjulmand, Esbjerg
    Nicholas Jensen, Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
    Mikkel Bødker, Phoenix (NHL)
    Søren Jürs, Gentofte
    Lasse Holgård, Esbjerg
    Steffen Frank, Vojens
    Nichlas Carlsen, Rødovre
    Mark Mieritz, Frölunda (SWE J20)
    Jeppe Henriksen Herlev
    Kasper Gommesen, Esbjerg
    Christoffer Eskerod, Gentofte
    Sebastian Svendsen, Frölunda (SWE J20)
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    Pretty optimistic of Olaf Eller to include Bødker on that list

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    Looks like a solid roster. I'll attend as many of the games as possible since i live in Aalborg now. It's going to be great :)

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    What are the hopes of getting any of the North American based players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    What are the hopes of getting any of the North American based players?

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    The CHL players participated last time Denmark was in the B-group. I am pretty sure their teams have to let them go.

    I don't know about the NCAA - they let players off for the Elite Group, so I would assume they let players go for the B-group aswell, the same with the NAHL.

    With Mikkel Bødker I would say 0% chance :-)

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    Denmark 100% made in Denmark

    Pretty sure Boedker will be there.
    Gretsky will value a WC experience in a leadership position for one of his favourite high potentials, and no doubt that Coyotes can live without Boedker fopr a couple of days.

    Given the "political" dimension of the event, you can be certain that DIU will do whatever they can to convince the Coyotes to realase Boedker for the necessary period.

    This event is supposed to be a promotion showcase of the Danish "breeding". After clearing Canadian coach and Olaf Eller leaving aside a Danish Goalie developped and playing in Canada (although he seemed to outclass several of those on the list), there is little doubt that the pride (Lars Eller and Mikkel Bødker) of the Danish production will be there.

    By the way, without those exeptions, Denmark won't promote.
    Last edited by gogoaler; 03-12-2008 at 18:34.
    He made it because he didn't know it was impossible :c256:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoaler View Post
    By the way, without those exeptions, Denmark won't promote.
    "Those" exceptions are the release of Bødker? Anyway i'm not sure you are aware of the skilllevel of the other players, it's a quite talented team. Denmark is the favorite to promote even without Bødker, IMO.

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    How is the strength of the norwegian and austrian teams?

    I have no idea about them except that they are usually around the same level as Denmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElQuapo View Post
    How is the strength of the norwegian and austrian teams?

    I have no idea about them except that they are usually around the same level as Denmark.
    My thoughts on the Austrian team: I guess this class is quite clearly the strongest since that of '83 which was promoted to the top level 2003 (and subsequently relegated). In contrast to the 83 class this years team has no big stars like Thomas Vanek (with Oliver Setzinger, Daniel Welser and Thomas Koch as other outstanding players) but it has very good depth. The bulk of the team's forwards plays regularily in EBEL plus there's a few good guys fromabroad including top defensemen Ulmer (Spokane, WHL) and Lembacher (Lulea). U18 forwards Komarek (Lulea) and Puschnik (Heilbronn) could make an impact too.
    In the national team break the team won a four nations tournament with Italy, Slovenia and France.
    I think Denmark are the favourites having more high profile players but the Austrian selection is quite good and should aim for a medal anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    "Those" exceptions are the release of Bødker? Anyway i'm not sure you are aware of the skill level of the other players, it's a quite talented team. Denmark is the favorite to promote even without Bødker, IMO.
    Exeptional : Bødker & Eller.
    May be I am aware.
    Probably your point of view is neutral, objective and advised, and so much the better if playing home with huge means will make the difference to promote the "pære dansk" squad.
    Last edited by gogoaler; 04-12-2008 at 03:52.
    He made it because he didn't know it was impossible :c256:

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    Hungary preliminary roster

    Goalkeepers:
    Bálizs Bence (Alba Volán, 1990)
    Rajna Miklós (NZ-Stars, 1991)
    Defenders:
    Balogh Bálint (Alba Volán, 1991)
    Erdélyi Tamás (Dab. Docler, 1992)
    Hetényi Péter (Red Bull Salzburg, AUT, 1991)
    Kiss Dániel (Dab.Docler, 1991)
    Maklári Erik (Alba Volán, 1989)
    Orbán Attila (Dab.Docler, 1990)
    Zalavári Bence (UTE, 1991)
    Forwards:
    Bartalis István (Troja/Ljungby, SWE, 1990)
    Dancsfalvi Norbert (HC Kosice, SVK, 1990)
    Fekti Ádám (Red Bull Salzburg, AUT, 1992)
    Győri Tamás (Dab.Docler, 1990)
    Hajós Roland (Alba Volán, 1990)
    Jonkl László (Dab.Docler, 1989)
    Kiss Dávid (Red Bull Salzburg, AUT, 1990
    Kóger Dániel (Red Bull Salzburg, AUT, 1989)
    Mestyán István (Dab.Docler, 1989)
    Nagy Gergő (Alba Volán, 1989)
    Papp Csaba (Dab.Docler, 1992)
    Pavuk Attila (Hoosac School, USA, 1991)
    Popovics Patrik (Miskolc, 1990)
    Roczanov Dezső (UTE, 1989)
    Somogyi Balázs (Red Bull Salzburg, AUT, 1991)
    Tóth Adrián (Alba Volán, 1990)
    Reserve:
    Szilágyi Levente (FTC, 1990)
    Virág Tamás (Dab.Docler, 1991)
    Wéber Zsolt (NZ-Stars, 1990)

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    The Austrian team will have a training camp in Switzerland from December 7. to 13. including two games against the Swiss. For December 12. a game against Denmark in Aalborg is mentioned on the federation webpage. Guess the camp in Switzerland will end a little earlier...or the game in Aalborg happen later.

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    The Austrian roster for the camp in Switzerland:

    1 HIRN Lorenz GK 173 73 20.04.1990 L EHC LIWEST Linz (AUT)
    25 WIESER Marco GK 183 69 15.12.1990 L EC Pasut VSV (AUT)

    15 BACHER Stefan D 187 87 04.07.1989 L EC Pasut VSV (AUT)
    18 LEMBACHER Robert D 177 80 24.06.1989 L Lulea (SWE)
    4 MITTERDORFER Daniel D 182 80 25.07.1989 L EC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
    5 MÜHLSTEIN Florian D 185 78 12.11.1990 L EC KAC (AUT)
    3 PALLESTRANG Alexander D 184 86 04.04.1990 L EHC LIWEST Linz (AUT)
    9 SCHOLZ Fabian D 179 80 08.01.1990 L VIK Västeres HK (SWE)
    23 SCHUMNIG Martin D 181 76 28.07.1989 R EC KAC (AUT)
    8 ULMER Stefan D 176 72 01.12.1990 R Spokane Chiefs (USA)

    19 DIVJAK Patrick F 174 75 02.03.1989 L Sioux Falls Stampede (USA)
    10 FEICHTNER Alexander F 176 83 23.04.1989 L EC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
    16 FISCHER Mario F 187 90 05.05.1989 L EC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
    14 HEINRICH Dominique F 170 70 31.07.1990 L EC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
    17 HERBURGER Raphael F 178 72 02.01.1989 L EC KAC (AUT)
    21 HUNDERTPFUND Thomas F 188 84 14.12.1989 L EC KAC (AUT)
    12 JAKOBITSCH Silvio F 178 75 29.05.1989 L EC KAC (AUT)
    7 KRISTLER Andreas F 170 75 30.08.1990 L EC Pasut VSV (AUT)
    22 MAIER Patrick F 178 78 17.04.1990 R EHC LIWEST Linz (AUT)
    11 PIRMANN Markus F 183 75 21.01.1989 L EC KAC (AUT)
    24 SCHEIBER Roman F 181 75 19.02.1989 L EHC Oberscheider Lustenau (AUT)
    13 SCHIECHL Michael F 181 81 29.01.1989 L Eishockeyclub Graz 99ers (AUT)

    Surprising for me that Kevin Puschnik (the topscorer of the German U18 league is the lone Austrian on the preliminary list for the next NHL draft) and Konstantin Komarek (Lulea's J18 topscorer) are not even considered. Achilles heel is I guess goaltending. Neither of the two players has EBEL experience, they just play the U20s resp. tier III Oberliga.

    Funny detail: Team Hungary has more Red Bull Salzburg players than Austria
    Last edited by RexKramer; 07-12-2008 at 00:59.

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    Denmark First roster cuts are made

    The following players have been cut from the Danish preliminary roster:

    Martin E. Sørensen(G), Totempo HvIK
    Mikkel Holten Møller(D), Nordsjælland
    Rasmus Damgård(D), Malmö (SWE J18)
    Mads Louring(F), Rögle (SWE J20)
    Mathias Thinnesen(F), Esbjerg
    Steffen Frank(F), Vojens

    In addition Mikkel Bødker has been removed from the roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexKramer View Post

    Achilles heel is I guess goaltending. Neither of the two players has EBEL experience, they just play the U20s resp. tier III Oberliga.
    But boh of them played a huge Championchip (u18) in Riga last year (i think both with 95% Saves). I think austrian team is very good. Denmark and Austria will battle for gold.

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    A little surprising that Mads Louring has been cut, besides that not the big news..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latvas_hockey View Post
    But boh of them played a huge Championchip (u18) in Riga last year (i think both with 95% Saves). I think austrian team is very good. Denmark and Austria will battle for gold.
    The games among the medalling teams last year in Riga were very low scoring ones and the goalkeepers surely had their part. But I think that especially Denmark are going to bombard the Austrian net in a way the two guys are not very used to. Their regular play is just in the AUT U20 league which can't be compared to a division I U20 tournament. This could be the major disadvantage for Austria in an eventual promotion deciding final game (although Denmark is the favourite anyway and there's four more teams of which especially Norway surely can't be written off).

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    Norway Preliminary roster

    NORWAY



    Goaltenders
    Emil Bariås, Vålerenga
    Andreas Micka, HC Liberec (CZE)

    Defense
    Stefan Espeland , MODO U20 (SWE)
    Marius Hagberg, Comet
    Daniel Smestad Jensen, Lørenskog
    Erik Follestad Johansen, Frisk Asker
    Mats Mostue Larsen, Storhamar
    Aleksander Rindal, Lillehammer
    Daniel Sørvik, Furuset

    Forwards
    Christoffer Hansson, Furuset
    Raimond Hesler, Vålerenga
    Martin Blakseth Huse, Storhamar
    Fredrik Lystad Jacobsen, Frisk Asker
    Tommy Kristiansen, Sparta Sarpsborg
    Jonas Djupvik Løvlie, Manglerud Star
    Andreas Martinsen, Lillehammer
    Ken Andre Olimb, Asker
    Mats Rosseli Olsen, Furuset
    Christopher Paulsen, Troja, SWE
    Fredrik Rålm, Frisk Asker
    Andreas Stene, Vålerenga
    Scott Winkler, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, USA

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    Austria beat Switzerland 3:2 after penalty shots today. Austrian goals by Fischer (Herburger) and Schiechl (Lembacher).

    http://www.sehv.ch/SIH/nationalteams...009&nav=060801

    Austria initially overwhelmed and 2 goals down quickly. Coach Werfring called a time-out and focused the team on tight defense and simple hockey. Afterwards Austria manageded to keep up and scored the equalizer in the last period. Overtime went scoreless and with the 10th shooter (Patrick Maier) Austria took the win.

    NExt game tomorrow 15:00
    Last edited by RexKramer; 09-12-2008 at 21:28.

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    Austria loses the second test game in and against Switzerland 6:1.
    Clear victory for the Swiss, way too many penalties for AUT.

    http://www.sehv.ch/SIH/nationalteams...010&nav=060801

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    Is Denmark playing any test games?

    I have not been able to find any info anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElQuapo View Post
    Is Denmark playing any test games?

    I have not been able to find any info anywhere.
    There will be a test game between Denmark and Austria on Friday, 12th in Aalborg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    There will be a test game between Denmark and Austria on Friday, 12th in Aalborg.
    Thanks, my mistake, I did not phrase my question correctly.

    I ment to ask if they have played any yet. The one against Austria I saw here in the thread.

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    Statements after the second game against Switzerland:
    Dieter Werfring (headcoach AUT): "We benefited a lot from these two games. The pace (of the Swiss team) was very hard for us but our goal was to get used to the speed of the championship."

    "The game against Denmark on Friday will show how good the Danes will be. They are clearly the favorite for promotion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide View Post
    Goaltenders:
    BERNARD Andreas HC Bolzano Foxes
    VALLE DA RIN Martino Real Torino
    STEINMANN Dominik Vipiteno Broncos
    CASARIL Christian HC Egna Wildgoose

    Defence:
    OBERDORFER Hannes SHC Fassa
    RAMOSER Stephan Renon
    HOFER Roland HC Stilfes/HIFK Helsinki Jun.(FIN)
    CASANOVA STUA Martino Val Pusteria Wolves
    FABRIS Daniel HC Appiano Pirates
    GANZ Milos HC Alleghe
    STIMPFL Peter HC Auer/Ora
    SULLMANN PILSER Alexander Peter HC Plzen Jun. (CZE)
    BAUR Simon Vipiteno Broncos
    FLORIAN Runer HC Valpellice Bulldogs
    MIGLIORANZI Enrico HC Asiago (reserve)
    HACKHOFER Fabian Vipiteno Broncos (reserve)

    Forwards:
    TUTZER Martin HC Appiano Pirates
    EBNER Tobias HC Appiano Pirates
    TESSARI Matteo HC Asiago
    WALDTHALER Thomas SV Caldaro
    BERNARD Anton HC Bolzano Foxes
    GANDER Markus Vipiteno Broncos
    STOFNER Hannes Vipiteno Broncos
    RIZZI Daniel HC Merano Junior
    TRAVERSA Tommaso Real Torino
    KOSTNER Simon HC Gherdeina/ JYP Jyvaskyla Jun. (FIN)
    MAIR Patrick Vipiteno Broncos
    TAUBER Lukas Val Pusteria Wolves
    PLONER Klaus Renon
    NICOLAO Paolo SHC Fassa/Nuovo Fiemme
    INSAM Marco Niagara Falls (CAN)
    PRESTI Mirko HC Asiago (reserve)
    ZELGER Marian HC Auer/Ora (reserve)
    WALDNER Jan HC Appiano Pirates (reserve)

    Interesting and competitive roster, with Marco Insam and Alexander Sullmann as stars and many interesting players to watch as Bolzano back-up Andreas Bernard, Appiano's forward Martin Tutzer, Real Torino's Tommaso Traversa and Bolzano's Anton Bernard.
    Italy has chances to make a decent tournament
    I would say that this is the best Italian roster in the last 4/5 years, but frankly I doubt this is enough to avoid relegation.
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    Test game 12.12.08 @ Aalborg:

    AUT – DAN 2:2 (0:0, 2:1, 0:1)
    Scorers for AUT: Michael Schiechl, Thomas Hundertpfund

    The Austrian federation website sums up the game as a good result against the tournament favourites in which the players were tired after the long trip from Switzerland to Aalborg. Only an individual mistake allowed Denmark to tie the game 5 minutes to the end.

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    Denmark Final roster cuts for Denmark

    The following players have been cut after the game against Austria:

    Christian Helmerstad(D), Amar
    Markus Lauridsen(D), Linköping (SWE J18)
    Nichlas Carlsen(F), Rødovre
    Dennis Aaby(G), Frederikshavn
    Jesper Jensen(D), Rødovre
    Christoffer Eskerod(F), Gentofte

    Final Roster

    Goaltenders :
    Frederik Andersen, Herning
    Nikolai Nørbak, AaB

    Defence :
    Philip Larsen, Frölunda (SEL)
    Oliver Lauridsen, St. Cloud State University (NCAA)
    Rasmus Nielsen, Herning
    Simon Grønvaldt, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
    Anders Overmark, Herning
    Christoffer Pedersen, Totempo HvIK
    Christoffer Norre, Nordsjælland

    Forwards :
    Frederik Storm, Herlev
    Simon Dalsgård, Herning
    Lars Eller, Frölunda (SEL)
    Alexander Jensen, Linköping (SWE J20)
    Lasse Lassen, Herning
    Sune Hjulmand, Esbjerg
    Nicholas Jensen, Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
    Søren Jürs, Gentofte
    Lasse Holgård, Esbjerg
    Mark Mieritz, Frölunda (SWE J20)
    Jeppe Henriksen Herlev
    Kasper Gommesen, Esbjerg
    Sebastian Svendsen, Frölunda (SWE J20)
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    I was wondering what your predictions for the opening day of the tournament which is comming up on Monday.

    Ukraine 2 Norway 5

    Hungary 3 Austria 5

    Italy 1 Denmark 7

    This group in my mind will be better to follow then the Group A Tournament.
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    I think we will see wins for the higher seeded teams on the first day (NOR, AUT and DEN). Italy played a fairly good 4 nations tournament in November falling to AUT only late in the game. I guess they have all chances to stay up and are at least equal to Hungary or the Ukraine.

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    Ukraine 0 Norway 3

    Hungary 1 Austria 3

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    Ukraine 3 Norway 2

    Hungary 3 Austria 2

    Italy 3 Denmark 6
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    Ukraine 2 Norway 3 ot

    Hungary 1 Austria 4

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    Ukraine 1 Norway 3

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    Hungary - Austria 1-6

    Italy - Denmark 2-6
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    Norway won the opening game of the Group B Tournament 4-2 over Ukraine. Next up is Hungary VS. Austria which I think will be the best game of the day in all the U20 Tournaments that are going on right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanman9 View Post
    Norway won the opening game of the Group B Tournament 4-2 over Ukraine. Next up is Hungary VS. Austria which I think will be the best game of the day in all the U20 Tournaments that are going on right now.
    What makes you think so, if I may ask (and what does best exactly mean? Highest level of play, closest match...)
    Personally I think Italy is at least as strong as Hungary although only promoted last year and Denmark is the top seeded team - so this game imho will be the day's best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexKramer View Post
    What makes you think so, if I may ask (and what does best exactly mean? Highest level of play, closest match...)
    Personally I think Italy is at least as strong as Hungary although only promoted last year and Denmark is the top seeded team - so this game imho will be the day's best.
    I think Austria-Hungary is likely to be the closest, most competitive game today.

    The difference between the two is less than the difference between Italy and Denmark...

    ...in my opinion.

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    If I pretend that I haven't seen the score after the first period I have to say that the Hungarians should not be a real threat to AUT. Last year AUT foght hard for gold with the Germans having convincing wins in almost all other games ;-)...this class is widely considered as least as good if not better. But reality up to now tells a different story.

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    Game over 6:2 for Austria. Strong start by Hungary but a 5:0 second period settled things.
    Norway - Uraine was a closer game

    I'm curious for the Denmark - Italy match...but no surprise to be expected there either.

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    im really hoping italia can atleaast take them to overtime and make denmark sweat a little bit.. if the italians get some strong goaltending they can surely make an upset!~

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    Hungary's goal is to avoid relegation this year. The National Team has only 5 defensemen, and a lot of U18 players. Our 1989-1990 generation is very small - no depth and especially no defenders. Our U20 NT coach visited the U20 tournament in Italy in november and told that even the recently best Hungarian senior championship team, Újpest would have difficulties to win over the Austrians.

    I was very surprised about the many nice opinion, but this 6-2 for Austria is much more realistic. Nice start from us in the 1st period but I think it is mostly because Austrians did not take us seriously at the beginning and they needed the break and some words from their coach to get their speed.

    We start against the two best teams, but the real test for us will be the two matches against Ukraine and Italy.

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    0-0 denmark Italy game after 1!!! Shots 7-6 in favor of Denmarc! doesn't seem like a mismatch so far!!!

    lets go Italy!!

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    but they are taking many penalties, i think we will se some goals soon if they don't stop taking those...

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    After 2 periods it's Italy 0 Denmark 1 goal by Fredrik Storm. Shots are now 15-9 Denmark. Italy took three 2 min penalties while Denmark took none in the second period.

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    0-2 Denmark, Holgaard from Jürs and Henriksen.

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