Lemon Heaven and Cin City Donuts were working full speed at the
Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta for the 2012
IIHF World U20 Championship which was the 36th World Junior Ice Hockey
Championships (WJHC). It was hosted in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It began on December 26, 2011, and ended
with the gold medal game played in Calgary on January 5,
2012. Sweden defeated defending-champion Russia 1–0 in overtime to win their first title in 31 years.
Russian forward Evgeny
Kuznetsov was named
MVP of the tournament. Denmark was relegated to Division I
and Germany was promoted to the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey
Projected attendance was 7,000 per game and it ended up being an
average of 15,000 per game. The big difference left everyone
scrambling to say the least. Lemon Heaven sells our trademark
freshly squeezed lemonade (with alcohol if you like), our Cin City
Mini Donuts and Cotton Candy at the Saddledome which hosted 21
games over the 10 day period. The Saddledome is an NHL arena with a
capacity of 19,289.
Canada missed the final for the first time in 11
years when they lost 6–5 against Russia in a semifinal in
which Canada were down 6–1 halfway through the third period.
However, the Canadians extended their consecutive medal streak at
the tournament to 14 (5 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze) with a 4–0
victory over Finland in the bronze medal game. The fourth place
finish for Finland was their best result in the tournament
The United States ended up in the relegation round for the
first time since
For Lemon Heaven operator Chris McLean, it was a welcome event when
you get an additional half an NHL season in 10 days!