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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Fun-Day Fun-Facts

World Junior Hockey Championship Fun Facts

The first official tournament was held in 1977.

Canada has won the gold medal five times in a row twice (1993-1997 and 2005-2009).

One of the most infamous incidents in tournament history occurred in 1987 in Czechoslovakia where a massive brawl took place between Canada and the Soviet Union

Russia has won the most WJHC medals with 28 in total.

The United States of America and Sweden have won the tournament once each.

Gabriel Bourque and Mike Cammalleri share the Canadian team record for most points in one game with seven.

Upper Deck previously created a WJHC subset through-out most of the 1990's but now only players who have appeared in an NHL game can appear on officially licensed hockey cards. In The Game produces hockey cards of many WJHC players within their Heroes and Prospects sets.

2009-10 In The Game Heroes and Prospects which contains many of the players featured at the tournament will be available in late January from Canada Card World.

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