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Richard Wolowicz

Editor note: This post was created by Nathaniel Perlow, a super member of Nucks Misconduct.

Hockey is back! But it's not the NHL... it's the World Junior Hockey Championships! They are being hosted in Ufa, Russia this year (a good 1300km east of Moscow). This thread is your destination for celebration, insightful thoughts and smack talk throughout the WJHC.

The Groups for this year's WJHC are listed below:

Group A

Sweden
Finland
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Latvia

Group B

United States
Russia
Slovakia
Germany
Canada


Here is the full schedule for the WJHC (in Pacific Time)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

Teams Notes
Finland vs Latvia 11:30 PM
Canada vs Germany 1:30 AM
Sweden vs Czech Republic 4:00 AM
Russia vs Slovakia 6:00 AM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

Teams Notes
Latvia vs Switzerland 4:00 AM
Germany vs USA 6:00 AM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012

Teams Notes
Czech Republic vs Finland 11:30 PM
Slovakia vs Canada 1:30 AM
Switzerland vs Sweden 4:00 AM
USA vs Russia 6:00 AM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012

Teams Notes
Sweden vs Latvia 4:00 AM
Russia vs Germany 6:00 AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012

Teams Notes
Switzerland vs Finland 11:30 PM
USA vs Canada 1:30 AM
Latvia vs Czech Republic 4:00 AM
Germany vs Slovakia 6:00 AM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012

Teams Notes
Czech Republic vs Switzerland 11:30 PM
Slovakia vs USA 2:00 AM
Finland vs Sweden 4:00 AM
Canada vs Russia 6:00 AM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 (relegation round match and quarterfinal matches)

Teams Notes
TBD vs TBD 1:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 3:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013 (relegation round match and semifinal matches)

Teams Notes
TBD vs TBD 1:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 3:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013 (relegation round matches and 5th place match)

Teams Notes
TBD vs TBD 1:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 3:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013 (bronze and gold medal matches)

Teams Notes
TBD vs TBD 1:00 AM
TBD vs TBD 5:00 AM


I would plan on getting up really early or pulling some all nighters to watch these exciting matchups (Ufa is 14 hours ahead of Vancouver).

Best of luck to all the teams in the tournament.

Get your caffeine fix and enjoy some good hockey!

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