Leafs at the World Juniors: Korbinian Holzer, 2007

Adam Laskaris
December 27 2014 12:19PM

Canada plays Germany tonight at the World Juniors, and is not exactly known as a traditional powerhouse. But at the 2007 tournament, Germany gave Canada a scare with a 3-1 loss in the preliminary round in a game that was tied 1-1 until nearly the 35 minute mark. 

Current Toronto Maple Leaf Korbinian Holzer was in the lineup for Germany, one of eight times he's suited up for the German squad.

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TCGD: Here Come The Germans

Shawn Reis
December 27 2014 09:00AM

Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 27 2014 07:00AM

Flubber McGee 2014 Hockey Problems

2014 year in review, hockey's biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior's, top prospects and more in this week's Roundup.

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Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

Ryan Fancey
December 26 2014 09:19PM

As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they've never lost to at this competition.

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Leafs at the World Juniors: Jonathan Bernier, 2008

Adam Laskaris
December 26 2014 06:49PM

Jonathan Bernier's time with the Maple Leafs has seen him transition into, when he's at his best, one of the better goalies in the league. Despite a seemingly neverending controversy between him and James Reimer, the one thing that is abundantly clear is he's the team's most frequently used goaltender, and therefore the de facto starter.

But before Bernier came to Toronto, he's had to settle for roles as a backup, most notably behind Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings, but also behind Steve Mason and the Canadian National Junior team. And just like when Bernier was in Toronto, there was definitely debate as to whether or not he was being used properly. 

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