IIHF world junior hockey

Kelowna’s Gracie Graham won gold with Hockey Canada at the U18 World Women’s Hockey Championships in Sweden on Jan. 15. (@graciegraham_/Instagram)

“It’s a dream come true”: Kelowna’s Gracie Graham brings home gold with Hockey Canada

Graham collected one goal and two assists at the U18 World Womens Hockey Championships

 

Gracie Graham (right) has two points in four games as Canada is undefeated at the U18 women’s world championships in Sweden. (@HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Kelowna hockey player going for gold with Canada at U18 championships

Gracie Graham and Team Canada will play in the finals on Sunday

 

Gracie Graham (right) has two points in three games as Canada is undefeated at the U18 women’s world championships in Sweden. (@HockeyCanada/Twitter)

Kelowna hockey player helps Canada reach U18 women’s world championship semis

Gracie Graham has two points in three games at the tournament through three games

 

Canada’s Connor Bedard carries the Championship Cup after the team’s overtime win against Czechia in the title game of the IIHF world junior hockey championships Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

After banner world juniors, Connor Bedard not focusing on NHL draft

Phenom showed how wide the gulf is between himself and the rest of his contemporaries

Canada’s Connor Bedard carries the Championship Cup after the team’s overtime win against Czechia in the title game of the IIHF world junior hockey championships Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)
Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc was welcomed by local exchange students ahead of Tuesday’s game. (@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Kelowna Rocket silver medalist receives warm welcome from exchange students

Szturc returned to the line up on Tuesday night

Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc was welcomed by local exchange students ahead of Tuesday’s game. (@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
The Kelowna Rockets traded Colton Dach to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday morning. (Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets trade gold medal-winning captain to Seattle

Kelowna acquired two players and three draft picks in return

The Kelowna Rockets traded Colton Dach to the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday morning. (Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach gets help from a teammate as they lift the trophy after winning the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships for Canada on Thursday night, Jan. 5 (@reganrant/Twitter)

Two Kelowna Rockets coming home with gold and silver from World Juniors

Colton Dach, who was injured, won gold with Canada while Gabriel Szturc won silver with Czechia

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach gets help from a teammate as they lift the trophy after winning the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships for Canada on Thursday night, Jan. 5 (@reganrant/Twitter)
Canada’s Shane Wright, top left, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal action against Czechia in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Shane Wright, top left, celebrates his goal with teammates during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal action against Czechia in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Luc Tardif, IIHF President, answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

IIHF president hopeful about Hockey Canada’s future with new board despite ‘damage’

Luc Tardif said he believes new members can address issues of sexual harassment in hockey

Luc Tardif, IIHF President, answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax on Thursday, January 5, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

As Canada prepares to face off for gold, hockey fans call world juniors a success

Canada and Czechia set for Thursday’s final as Halifax event gets thumbs up despite recent scandals

Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc is in the gold medal game for Czechia at the 2023 World Juniors on Thursday night against Canada. (@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Kelowna Rocket taking on Canada in World Juniors gold medal game

Gabriel Szturc has eight points in six games at the tournament

Kelowna Rockets forward Gabriel Szturc is in the gold medal game for Czechia at the 2023 World Juniors on Thursday night against Canada. (@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canada roars back to beat U.S. 6-2 and advance to gold-medal game at world juniors

Czechia beats Sweden 2-1 in OT to also qualify for Thursday’s final

Canada’s Logan Stankoven, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Connor Bedard, right, as USA’s Jimmy Snuggerud, second from left, and Jack Peart look on during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Jiri Kulich of Czechia, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in front of Fabian Wagner of Sweden during overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship semifinal action in Halifax on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, centre, reacts after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action against Slovakia in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Camouflaged cameraman a hit at world juniors: ‘I have the best seat in the house’

Nathan Eidse sits in the penalty boxes and jumps into the fray as soon as play stops

Camera operator Nathan Eides, left, records Canada celebrating a win over Sweden during IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Saturday, December 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is out of the Team Canada lineup for the remainder of the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships with an apparent shoulder injury. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)

Kelowna Rockets captain Dach out of world juniors

Colton Dach suffered apparent shoulder injury in 5-1 win over Sweden Saturday, Dec. 31; ruled out Sunday

Kelowna Rockets captain Colton Dach is out of the Team Canada lineup for the remainder of the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championships with an apparent shoulder injury. (Hockey Canada/Twitter)
Sweden’s goaltender Carl Lindbom, centre, makes a pad save on Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Bedard’s 4 assists lead Canada to 5-1 win over Sweden on New Year’s Eve at world juniors

17-year-old from North Vancouver leads hockey showcase with 18 points

Sweden’s goaltender Carl Lindbom, centre, makes a pad save on Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, skates past Austria’s Lukas Horl, right, and Luca Auer during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Thursday, December 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Canada’s Connor Bedard, left, skates past Austria’s Lukas Horl, right, and Luca Auer during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Halifax on Thursday, December 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Hats are thrown from the crowd as Canada’s Connor Bedard celebrates his third goal of the game during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action against Germany in Halifax on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Bedard has 7 points as Canada finds form at world juniors with 11-2 rout over Germany

Canadians improve to 16-0 against Germany all-time at men’s under-20 showcase

Hats are thrown from the crowd as Canada’s Connor Bedard celebrates his third goal of the game during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action against Germany in Halifax on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Team Canada goalie Thomas Milic of Coquitlam gets the start against Germany Wednesday at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships in Halifax. He’ll have two special people rooting for him in Lumby: grandparents Pat and Bob Pointer. (Twitter/@TSNHockey)

North Okanagan couple rooting for Canadian grandson goalie

Pat and Bob Pointer cheering on Thomas Milic who starts for Team Canada at WJHC in Halifax

Team Canada goalie Thomas Milic of Coquitlam gets the start against Germany Wednesday at the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championships in Halifax. He’ll have two special people rooting for him in Lumby: grandparents Pat and Bob Pointer. (Twitter/@TSNHockey)