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It’s the medal round time at Junior Club World Cup. This Sunday, August 27th, bronze and gold medal games will take place in Yekaterinburg at CEC Uralets. Here’s a list of five reasons you should come to the final game (along with the third place game).
1. 2017 Junior Club World Cup is one of the highest scoring in history
The teams don’t hold back neither in Yekaterinburg, nor in Verkhnyaya Pyshma. The least number of goals was scored in the game between Czech Trinec and Snezhnye Barsy, when Astana enjoyed a 2-1 win. It is suffice to say that there were 10 goals scored in two out of four quarterfinal games, while the other two featured six and seven tallies. Krasnaya Armiya and Avto are the most productive teams of the tournament with 20 and 23 goals respectively. While the host team of the World Cup lost in the quarterfinal, ‘Red Army’ will play in the final.
Junior Club World Cup is a family event. CEC has everything you need to have a great time with kids. There is a small hockey rink installed at the concourse where you can test your shot accuracy in the intermission. Fabulous Yekaterinburg cheerleaders entertain fans during game pauses. And, of course, the great hockey, which will leave no sports fan unmoved. If you don’t know where to spend this Sunday night, Junior Club World Cup is great option for your whole family.
3. Battle till the end
Junior hockey is known for the passion of its young players and captivating atmosphere of sports competition. Junior Hockey World Cup has it all in abundance since it’s about not just the coveted trophy but also country’s pride of all participating teams. The fans love fighting and there’s a lot of it on the ice. However, it’s the game itself that comes first and the teams battle in all of them till the end. No such tournament goes without a few sensations.
Swedish MODO didn’t win a single game in round robin but went on to eliminate top team of Group A Avto Yekaterinburg – one of the main contenders - in the quarterfinal. Unpredictability is the hallmark of Junior Club World Cup.
4. A chance to see reigning Junior Hockey League champions at CEC Uralets
Krasnaya Armiya Moscow made the final, which means that CEC Uralets fans will get to see reigning Kharlamov Cup champions. Yekaterinburg fans won’t be able to see Krasnaya Armiya in the regular season, since Western and Eastern Conference teams don’t play against each other until Kharlamov Cup Semfinals.
Moscow team led by Rinat Khasanov and many Kharlamov Cup champions show great hockey at this World Cup so we encourage all hockey fans to cheer for them in the final game, which will take place on August 27th.
5. Future hockey stars hone their skills at Junior Club World Cup
While Junior Hockey League forges champions, Junior Club World Cup is well worthy of the status, too. Many future stars played at the tournament over the years. Roman Lyubimov, Evgeny Svechnikov, Kristers Gudlevskis, Stanley Cup champion Frank Corrado, Maxim Lazarev, Denis Kostin and many others appeared at Junior Club World Cup in past years. Today they play for KHL and NHL teams but Junior Club World Cup was a part of their development. Who knows, perhaps on August 27th we will witness a new hockey star.
As a bonus for the fans, Junior Hockey League announces a special competition ‘Come to Junior Club World Cup final’. To enter the competition, you have to come to the 2017 Junior Club World Cup final, take a picture at CEC Uralets and upload the picture to your social media account with a hashtag #ФИНАЛJCWC2017. Fans with the best and most creative pictures will be presented with Junior Club World Cup merchandize.
See you at hockey!
2017 Junior Club World Cup will feature the first champions of the tournament Krasnaya Armiya Moscow and Swedish junior national champions MODO. Czech Trinec and Snezhnye Barsy from Kazakhstan will compete for the bronze. KHL TV and KHL TV HD will broadcast the bronze medal game at 11am Moscow time. KHL TV HD will broadcast the gold medal game at 3pm Moscow time.