World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2017: Finals Preview

There’s still some hockey action left to play at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships before the finals on January 5th, 2017.

That doesn’t mean that online bookies shouldn’t be wary of future bets on quarterfinal teams.

See below for those teams along with a prediction of where the action will go as well as some tools to help pay per head agents manage the action.

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Canada and United States

Canada is tied with the U.S. atop Group B although as of early on Dec. 29, the Canadians have 1 less goal for at 10 than the U.S. has at 11. Not that it matters.

Both teams are into the quarterfinals. The Canadians appear salty. They are the host nation and, as always, Canada is loaded with young talent, but they aren’t running away with the tournament.


With 6 points, Sweden ran away with Group A. The Swedes were one of the favorites to win the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championships.

They failed. The Swedes appear determined to make amends for their terrible showing last year. The Swedes have looked terrific in 2 games.

Russia and Czechoslovakia

The Russians and Czechs should garner a lot of action from players. Pay per head agents must pay attention to both teams.

Russia, with 4 points, is in second place in Group B behind Canada and the U.S.

The Russians have the tournament’s top player so far in Krill Kaprizov. Kaprizov has scored 4 goals and dished 3 assists in 2 games played. That’s remarkable.

The Czechs have a respectable 1 win and 1 overtime loss.

Per Head Tools to Use

Online bookies should utilize the max betting limit to prevent losses on Russia, Canada, the USA or Sweden.

The Czechs could sneak away with a gold medal tournament win. They’re good enough to do it. But, the betting should be on those 4 teams with most of the money going to USA.

The max betting tool allows bookmakers to efficiently set max betting limits. This should prevent a single player, or multiple players, from overextending bookmakers.

Another tool to use is the schedule limit override. Shutting off future betting for any sport at certain times is important.

In the case of the World Junior Hockey Championships, USA and Canada figure to garner the most future wagers. Managing wagering on both teams is easy with the schedule limit override tool.

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