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ESPN Classic Canada relives great Canadian junior moments

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TSN.ca Staff
12/15/2011 4:12:27 PM
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From triumph to heartbreaking defeat, ESPN Classic relives some of the greatest moments from the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP with its annual WORLD JUNIOR WEEKEND on Dec. 17-18 and WORLD JUNIOR MARATHON on Dec. 24-25. In total, ESPN Classic brings fans more than 40 hours of vintage World Junior games showcasing some of Canada's biggest stars.

WORLD JUNIOR WEEKEND features a Canada vs. Russia marathon beginning on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. ET with a memorable 1987 round-robin game that includes one of the most infamous bench-clearing brawls in international hockey history. Fans can also catch the 1991 gold medal game from TSN's first World Junior broadcast as John Slaney scored the biggest goal of his career at 2 p.m. ET.

In addition, the WORLD JUNIOR MARATHON starting Saturday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. ET will feature all of Team Canada's games from the 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP including the gold medal game as Team Canada took a 3-0 lead into the third period before the Russians mounted an epic comeback. The game airs Sunday, Dec. 25 at 8 a.m. ET with an encore presentation in primetime at 6 p.m. ET.

ESPN Classic's WORLD JUNIOR WEEKEND and 2011 WORLD JUNIOR MARATHON schedules are as follows:
World Junior Weekend – Canada vs. Russia
Saturday, Dec. 17
• 10 a.m. ET – 1987 Round Robin Game
• 12 noon ET – 1988 Round Robin Game
• 2 p.m. ET – 1991 Gold Medal Game
• 4 p.m. ET – 1999 Gold Medal Game

Sunday, Dec. 18
• 10 a.m. ET – 2002 Gold Medal Game
• 12 noon ET – 2003 Gold Medal Game
• 2 p.m. ET – 2005 Gold Medal Game
• 4 p.m. ET – 2006 Gold Medal Game
• 6 p.m. ET – 2007 Gold Medal Game
• 8 p.m. ET – 2009 Semi-Final
• 10 p.m. ET – 1991 Gold Medal Game

2011 World Junior Marathon
Saturday, Dec. 24
• 8 p.m. ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Russia
• 10 p.m. ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Czech Republic
• 12 midnight ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Norway

Saturday, Dec. 25
• 2 a.m. ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Sweden
• 4 a.m. ET – Quarter-Final Game: Canada vs. Switzerland
• 6 a.m. ET – Semi-Final Game: Canada vs. USA
• 8 a.m. ET – Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia
• 10 a.m. ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Russia
• 12 noon ET – Round-Robin Game: Canada vs. Sweden
• 2 p.m. ET – Quarter-Final Game: Canada vs. Switzerland
• 4 p.m. ET – Semi-Final Game: Canada vs. USA
• 6 p.m. ET – Gold Medal Game: Canada vs. Russia

Canada's World Junior hockey team celebrates (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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