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Flames Flashback: World Junior Hockey Championships

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

The 2012 WJC may have come and gone but the memories of the incredible hockey action, amazing fan support and national pride live on.  

Many fans in Calgary and Edmonton had the chance to say, “I was there” as this year’s World Junior tournament broke the record for the largest attendance at any World Junior Championship. An impressive 571,539 fans from around the world flocked to the Saddledome and Rexall Place to watch the internationally beloved tournament.

The previous record of 453,282 was set at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa. With next year’s IIHF World U20 Championship slated for Ufa, Russia, this year’s tournament that took place in our own backyard was a unique experience for all the players, staff, volunteers and fans involved.

We have taken our favourite World Junior memories and captured them in writing, video and photos.


WJC Recap: Sweden 1, Russia 0 (OT)

WJC Recap: Canada 4, Finland 0

WJC Recap: Slovakia 2, Czech 5

WJC Recap: Canada 5, Russia 6

WJC Recap: Canada 3, USA 2

Baertschi Soaks In WJC Experience

Arnold Makes His Mark

Fans enjoy world-class experience

Flames provide fans “chance in a lifetime”

Gold Medal Blog 06.01.12

Gold Medal Blog 05.01.12


WJC: Tournament Recap

Saddledome Transformation

2nd C of Red

WJC Highlights SWE-RUS

World Juniors Trophy Presentation

WJC: Bronze Medal Post

WJC: Canada vs. Finland Highlights

Bronze Medal Presser

Ken King Thank You

World Juniors Game Presentation

WJC Highlights: RUS-CAN


WJC - Gold Medal- Sweden vs. Russia

2012 WJC - Canada vs. Finland

2012 WJC - Canada vs. Russia

2012 WJC - Canada vs. USA

2012 WJC - USA vs. Czech

2012 WJC - Canada vs. Denmark

2012 WJC - Russia vs. Latvia

2012 WJC- Canada vs. Czech

2012 WJC- Day 2

2012 WJC- Day 1

Flames at past WJC

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