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WJC Talk Surrounding The Wings

08/09/2022 at 5:05am EDT

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

The World Junior Championships will play out like a preview of coming attractions for Detroit Red Wings fans over the next couple of weeks.

Nine different Red Wings prospects will play in the make-up tournament in Alberta. This replaces the tournament that started last December and then was shut down because of COVID-19. This is a complete do-over. None of last winter’s completed games will be counted.

The Red Wings will have four prospects play on the opening day of the tournament Tuesday. Goalie Jan Bednar will play for Czechia against Slovakia (2 p.m., NHL Network).

Defenseman Eemil Viro’s Finland team plays against Latvia (6 p.m, NHL Network). Viro will likely play in the American Hockey League for Grand Rapids this season. Forwards Carter Mazur and Red Savage will play for USA against Germany (10 p.m., NHL Network). Mazur will help Denver University defend its NCAA championship this upcoming season, while Savage will play his sophomore season at Miami.

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below, two articles from Adam Kimelman on the WJC, the first is Wings related...

The Detroit Red Wings have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs six straight seasons, but a glimpse of a better future will be on display during the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Red Wings will have nine prospects playing in the tournament, the most among NHL teams.

"We've had a lot of a lot of draft capital the last number of years, our amateur scouts did a great job and it's been great to work with some of these young guys," Red Wings assistant director of player development Dan Cleary said. "We've got some talented players coming through that should come to fruition here within a year, two years, next year."

Topping that list is their two picks from the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft, Sweden defenseman Simon Edvinsson (No. 6) and Canada goalie Sebastian Cossa (No. 15).

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Also from Kimelman,

The United States will play Germany in one of three games Tuesday, the first day of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton.

The tournament will run Aug. 9-20, with all games at Rogers Place.

Each game will be televised live on NHL Network in the United States and on TSN and RDS in Canada.

The tournament was originally scheduled for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. After four days of play, the tournament was postponed Dec. 29 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Players who were eligible for the elite under-20 international tournament in December remained eligible for the rescheduled tournament, regardless of whether they had turned 20. Results and statistics from the December games will not count when the tournament begins.

The United States won the 2021 WJC, defeating Canada in the championship game. The last team to win consecutive tournaments was Canada, which won five straight from 2005-09.

Canada will play its first preliminary-round game against Latvia on Wednesday.

Ten teams will play in the WJC. The United States will be in Group B for the preliminary round, along with Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Group A consists of Canada, Finland, Czechia, Slovakia and Latvia.

Latvia was added to replace Russia, which has been banned from international play because of its invasion of Ukraine.

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