12 days in Edmonton, by the numbers

12 days in Edmonton, by the numbers

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship involves an in depth Saturday in Edmonton, lastly bringing a near an eight-month journey that noticed the match cancelled in December after simply three days and 9 video games attributable to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Followers watching on TSN see the motion on the ice, however the motion behind the scenes is a serious a part of welcoming the world to what is among the main occasions on the worldwide hockey calendar.

So what precisely goes into – and comes out of – internet hosting the World Juniors, in the summertime, with all 10 groups in a single venue for the second time in three years? Let’s check out the numbers:

0: Occasions Canada and Finland have met for gold on the IIHF World Junior Championship earlier than this 12 months. Regardless of combining to win six of the final eight world titles, the rivals have by no means confronted off within the match finale.

1: Shorthanded purpose within the match, scored by Czechia ahead Martin Rysavy in a 5-1 loss to Canada.

4: Occasions Canada has received gold an IIHF World Junior Championship by profitable each sport in regulation time (1995, 2005, 2006, 2015). It may accomplish the feat for a fifth time win a win Saturday.

14: Energy-play objectives for Finland by its first six video games. That represents half of the entire objectives the Finns have scored within the match (28). No different workforce has greater than eight objectives with the person benefit.

15: Factors for match chief Mason McTavish, simply the twelfth Canadian to succeed in that whole at a single World Juniors. McTavish additionally leads the match with eight objectives, two again of the single-tournament Canadian document (John Anderson and Dale McCourt, 1977).

19: Officers assigned to work the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, representing seven nations – Canada (6), United States (4), Finland (3), Czechia (2), Germany (2), Sweden (1) and Switzerland (1).

22: Gamers who have been chosen within the first spherical of the NHL Draft in 2020, 2021 and 2022 (Canada – 8; Sweden – 7; United States – 3; Czechia – 2; Finland – 2).

27: Consecutive losses for Latvia within the preliminary spherical earlier than its 5-2 victory over Czechia that secured its spot within the quarterfinals for the primary time in seven appearances on the World Juniors.

38: Variety of occasions ‘Can’t Cease’ by the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers has performed after a Group Canada purpose. The Canadians lead the match in scoring, netting 10 extra objectives than some other workforce.

54: Faceoff wins in 71 attracts for Group Canada centre Logan Stankoven, for a tournament-leading 76.1% win price. No different participant is above 64% (Dominic James of the US received 63.8%).

165.2: Velocity (in kilometres per hour) of the toughest shot recorded within the match, by Switzerland defenceman Dario Sidler. That interprets to 102.7 miles per hour, simply 0.5 mph slower than Victor Hedman’s profitable velocity within the Hardest Shot competitors at the latest NHL All-Star Weekend.

133: Accredited media representing 10 nations. Not surprisingly, Canadian media comprised the biggest delegation – 77 media from 29 completely different media shops.

173: Targets scored by the semi-finals, by 90 completely different gamers. The best single-game whole got here within the Canada’s 11-1 win over Slovakia within the preliminary spherical, whereas the bottom was Finland’s 1-0 semi-final overcome Sweden.

237: Days between the primary drop of the puck on the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, previous to its cancellation (26 Dec. 2021) and the gold medal sport between Canada and Finland (20 Aug. 2022).

240: Gamers who dressed for a minimum of one sport. Of the 219 skaters (forwards and defenders) who have been registered previous to the match, all however one – Latvia defenceman Peteris Bulans – noticed sport motion. Two groups used all three of their goaltenders – Germany and the US.

252: Scrapes throughout TV timeouts by the volunteer ice crew. On the first whistle after the six-minute, 10-minute and 14-minute marks of every interval, a workforce of eight skaters cleared snow in entrance of each nets and in entrance of the benches. 

911: Social media posts despatched throughout all Hockey Canada platforms (Twitter, Fb, Instagram) from Aug. 9-19. The posts earned 25,241,378 impressions and 1,100,187 engagements.

1,203: Accreditations issued, which incorporates all gamers, workforce employees, officers, volunteers, media, Hockey Canada employees, Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation employees and venue employees at Rogers Place.

1,570: Minutes of hockey performed by the top of the semifinals. Solely two video games have gone past 60 minutes and each went to shootouts – Finland edged Czechia 4-3 and Slovakia downed Latvia 3-2.

12,960: Volunteer hours labored to assist the match run behind the scenes. The volunteer workforce included 96 people, working in transportation, workforce providers and off-ice officers, amongst different teams.

36,746: Pictures taken by Hockey Canada Photographs photographers Matthew Murnaghan and Erica Perreaux. They included on-ice motion, Group Canada headshots, behind-the-scenes exclusives and photographs in and round Rogers Place.

274,010: Greenback whole for the World Juniors 50/50 by the top of the semifinals, with half the proceeds ($137,005) invested in women’ and ladies’s hockey initiatives, together with internet hosting alternatives and infrastructure enhancements that allow extra Canadian women to become involved within the sport and enhance their high quality of life.

2,446,582: Web page views at HockeyCanada.ca from 9-19 Aug.. Visitors to IIHF World Junior Championship part totalled 1,219,919 views, or 49.86% of all net visitors.