The Junior Report #2- You The Mantha!

Welcome one and all to the second edition of The Junior Report!

Well the games have officially begun. It was Day 1 of the 2014 World Juniors! No more pre-competition now the games really mattered. Canada opened up against Germany and like the previous “pre-competition” games Canada found themselves down early as a weird bounce put the Germans up 1-0. Canada quickly responded with a beautiful set up and play by Matt Dumba (7th Overall 2012 Minnesota Wild)  to tie it up at 1-1 then go up 2-1 before Adam Pelech (65th Overall 2012 New York Islanders) gave away the puck for the Germans to tie it up at 2-2. Canada then took control for the rest of the game and was lead by Anthony Mantha (20th overall 2013 Detroit Red Wings) who scored a Hat trick and lead Canada to a 7-2 victory. Canada played well and you can see the chemistry coming together just need to wake up early in the game as other teams might not be as easy to come back against. In other scores Russia dominated Norway by a score of 11-0. The USA topped the Czech Republic by a score of 5-1 and Sweden sneaked by Switzerland 5-3. Canada takes on the Czech Republic on Saturday Morning 11:30am EST on TSN.

Now when I decided to give this blog/article a shot I didn’t feel like just doing play by play I wanted to give something else something different to read that you might not read everywhere else so In the coming editions of The Junior Report! We will look back at the NHL Success or failures of the last 10 players that donned the “C” for Team Canada. We will also look into if Canada performs better on home ice or not. Also an article on the infamous “Punch-Up in Piestany”. That and many more on future editions of The Junior Report !

For Boredhockeyfan.com I am Dan Thompson, ‘Have a Good Night And A Pleasant Tommorow”


BHF Interview: Kevin Sylvester

Buffalo Sabres television host, part time play by play man, and the host of “Hockey Hotline” on WGR55 AM here in Buffalo, Kevin Sylvester joined ThinkSoJoE for an interview this morning.  We talk about the NHL lockout and it’s effect on broadcasters, arena workers, and fans.  We bring up painful memories for us Sabres fans as we discuss the controversial Cup-clinching goal scored by Brett Hull in 1999.  We talk about the new look Buffalo Sabres, and their potential.  Kevin discusses his new book, “The Married Man’s Guide to Golf,” as well as “Hockey Hotline,” his new hockey discussion program that airs Tuesday through Thursday at 10AM on Buffalo’s WGR55.  We get Kevin’s picks for our upcoming “Ultimate Hockey Fighter” series, and what Buffalo Sabres broadcasting conversation would be complete without a quick chat about the legendary Rick Jeanneret?  All this, and much more!  Click the link below to listen!

BHF Interview: Kevin Sylvester (MP3, 36:34)