Winnipeg Jets Prospects At The WJHC: Part 1

Winnipeg Jets and their six prospects at the WJHC –

It’s that time of the year again where Canadian hockey fans turn their focus to the IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championships.

The WJHC is an awesome event in any year but for Winnipeg Jets fans this year’s tournament has a little added bonus with the local team being represented by a NHL leading six prospects.  You can take what you want from that number.  Some will wave the flag that the Winnipeg Jets are the best drafting team in the NHL and don’t rush their prospects while others will say it’s because other organisations top prospects actually play in the NHL.  I would say that the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Jets prospects

From left to right … Josh Morrissey, Eric Comrie and Nic Petan

The Winnipeg Jets prospects representing Canada are Nic Petan, Eric Comrie and Josh Morrissey while Chase De Leo is playing for Team U.S.A, Nikolaj Ehlers is playing for Denmark and last but not least Jan Kostalek is manning the blue-line for the Czech Republic.

The beauty of the WJHC is that fans watch games that would never have even remotely peaked their interest in the past.  Be honest.  How many Jets fans would have watched Denmark vs Czech Republic if Nik Ehlers wasn’t playing?  That’s the fun part of being a fan.

I wanted to wait for the tournament to get well under way before I posted this question on Twitter.

I wanted the Winnipeg Jets prospects to have played at least three games so we could all have a decent look at them during the preliminary round.  I did this for a reason.  I wanted to see how fans would react to our prospects success or lack of success in the easier portion of the tournament.  IMO, the Jets prospects have all played well and Jets Nation should be pleased with their results up until now.

Four Jets prospects will be playing in the big New Years Eve game (Can vs USA). Then comes the elimination round for those who make it and those games will be tougher so we will re-visit our prospect’s contributions when the tournament is over.  

For stats and info on the WJHC click here ☛ ☛ IIHF 

Go Canada Go and may the Winnipeg Jets prospects play well.

Part 2 with poll results at the end of the tournament.

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