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While the preliminary round of the IIHF U20 WJHCs continues, the quarterfinals hit for the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. Stay here for all the game day action, including Finland vs. Germany and Canada vs. Norway at the WJHCs.
There are four IIHF U20 WJHC games on the dock today, including Switzerland vs. Finland, Canada vs the Czechs, Russia vs. Sweden and USA vs. Slovakia. Be sure to join the chat for these games, as well as the Canada/HC Davos Spengler Cup game.
Games today at the Spengler Cup include Team Canada against Spartak Moscow, featuring former NHL legends Mark Messier (Team Canada coach) and Dominik Hasek (goaltender for Spartak). At the 2011 IIHF WJHCs, Slovakia takes on Germany and the Czechs debut against Norway.
The Spengler Cup is a Swiss holiday tradition, an invitational club tournament that is in its 84th year. Here's a quick look at the teams, schedule, and broadcast of the event.
The European Trophy is supposed to show that hockey fans across the continent are ready for a pan-European league. It's a pre-season tournament, so it's not a perfect measurement, but so far it's only the Germans who are embracing the concept.