141228 – WJC Switzerland vs Russia

Day 3 – just two games on the schedule.  The Group B game features Sharks prospects playing against each other

Pictures from tournament

The Russians dominated in the first with three goals.

The Swiss team held the Russians off the scoreboard early in the 2nd after their teammate was knocked down and taken off the ice, but they were unsuccessful on the subsequent five minute power play. The Russians came back in the remaining portion of the second, and notched two more goals.

In the third, the Swiss pressured hard, but could not get past the Russian goalie, while the Russians added two more.

Switzerland vs Russia – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player statsRussian Player stats

Sharks articles on WJC

141227 – WJC Sweden vs Denmark, Switzerland vs Czech Republic

Day 2 – two games of interest for Sharks fans.

Pictures from tournament

NHL.com recap of group B day 2

Sweden vs Denmark – RecapRosterGame SummarySweden Player stats

Swizterland vs Czech Republic – RecapRosterGame SummarySwitzerland Player stats

Off day for Team Russia

141226 – WJC Denmark vs Russia; Sweden vs Czech Republic

Opening day. Two of the four games have Sharks prospects today.   (All Sharks prospects are in Group B, playing in Toronto.)

Jersey #s listed below

Pictures from tournament

SJSharks.com recap of day 1

Denmark vs Russia – RecapRosterGame SummaryRussia Player stats

  • Nikolai Goldobin #11 got the Russians on the board after being down 0-2, and scored the game deciding goal in the shoot out.
  • CP Recap

Sweden vs Czech Republic – RecapRosterGame SummarySweden Player stats

  • Julius Bergman #7 on the scoresheet with a slash at the end of the 2nd period; and was +3 for the game.
  • Frederik Bergvik #35 did not dress for the game.
  • CP Recap

5 Sharks prospects at 2015 World Juniors

Mirco Mueller and Noah Rod (Switzerland), Julius Bergman  and injury replacement Frederik Bergvik (Sweden) and Nikolai Goldobin (Russia) will be playing at the IIHF 2015 World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal (December 26-January 5). Most of the games will be broadcast live on NHL Network US.

Russia is one of the pre-tournament favorites.

There are Android and IOS/Apple apps to follow the tournament.

Sharks are expecting Mueller to be a leader in his third WJC tournament.  Goldobin should provide some offensive flash for the Russians.  Bergman a steady presence.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson will be in attendance.

Twitter list for tournament (being added to as we approach tournament)

SBN Montreal preview on Team Switzerland (written early December)

SBN Montreal preview on Team Sweden

SBN Montreal preview on Team Russia

Yahoo Canada

Hockey’s Future

NHL.com

News stories on Mueller being released from NHL Sharks to play in third WJC tournament:

IIHF

NBC/PHT

San Jose Sharks

San Jose Mercury News

CSN California/Bay Area

The Gackle Report