Always a favourite among collectors, Upper Deck 2009-10 Black Diamond has been a key product for rookie cards for more than ten years. This year’s group of Quad Diamond rookies should really have collectors salivating. John Tavares. Victor Hedman. James Van Riemsdyk. Jonas Gustavsson. Matt Duchene. Evander Kane.

With exciting quad diamond rookie cards, Gemography autographs, a beautiful jersey set, and lots of cool inserts, UD Black Diamond is packed with hits.

2009-10 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey checklist

Box Break Summary:
Get 3 Triple Diamond RCs and 1 Quad Diamond RC in each box.
A total of 6 Triple Diamond and 2 Quad Diamond cards per box.
Look for 2 Quad-Swatch Jersey cards per box!

Case Hits:
Four jersey parallels include a signed version, #’d to just 5!
Grab Hardware Heroes die-cut cards which fall 2 per case and are #’d to just 100.
Collect Gemography autograph cards, falling 1 in every other box.
Ruby, Gold & Platinum parallels offer more great low-#’d hits!

2009-10 Upper Deck Black Diamond is now available at Canada Card World.

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The classic battle is tonight. Who is your money on?

Both Team Canada and Team U.S.A carry impressive 3-0 records into the game and they have combined for 52 goals while only allowing 6 goals in total.

For Team Canada, Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Eberle, Alex Pietrangelo, Taylor Hall, Brandon Kozun, and Ryan Ellis are all in the top twelve in tournament scoring. Team U.S.A has Derek Stepan and Kyle Palmieri in the top twelve.

Last year, these two teams met on New Year’s Eve and Team Canada and John Tavares put on a show in a 7-4 victory which gave the Canadians the momentum they needed to grab their 5th gold medal in a row.

For rookie cards of these players in upcoming products from In The Game and Upper Deck, this year and beyond, visit Canada Card World.

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Another day, another win… and another dominating display by Team Canada.

Taylor Hall finally put forth a statement with a hat-trick. The potential 1st overall pick of the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft also had an assist to make it a four-point night and gave him seven points for the tournament in just three games.

Hall is already looking forward to a New Year’s Eve match-up with Team USA. “As soon as I made the team, this was the game that I marked on the schedule,” said Hall. “Any time I’ve played the Americans, it’s always been a tough game. There’s a lot of excitement involved and a lot of energy so it’s going to be fun.”

Alex Pietrangelo is having a fine tournament as well and is showing his leadership and experience with each shift. Pietrangelo is a rare player who is playing in the WJHC tournament again but is also in the middle of his second NHL season with the St. Louis Blues. After scoring a goal against Slovakia, Pietrangelo now has 2 goals and 6 assists in 3 games to put him into a tie for the overall scoring lead at the tournament. Not bad for a defenseman!

Taylor Hall and many other players from Team Canada are available in various products from In The Game which are available at Canada Card World. Alex Pietrangelo’s rookie cards are available in many products from Upper Deck’s 2008-09 products which are also available from CCW.

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Brandon McMillan of Team Canada scored in the first minute of the game and completed his hat-trick just before the game finished in a 6-0 victory over Switzerland at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Saskatchewan, Canada.

“I thought we played well down low. We really cycled on their defencemen and created a lot of opportunities from that,” said McMillan, a 3rd round draft choice of the Anaheim Ducks in 2008.

Jordan Eberle had four points as Canada improved to 2-0 and grabbed a share of the Group A lead with the United States. Alex Pietrangelo and Nazem Kadri also scored Canada. Jake Allen became the first Canadian goalie to start the tournament with back-to-back shutouts.

“Our power play was good obviously and that’s going to be a big key to our game,” said Eberle. “When we came out at the start of the second and got three quick ones, it turned the game around.” Eberle was selected 22nd overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

Jordan Eberle, Brandon McMillan, and many other players from Team Canada are available in various products from In The Game which are available at Canada Card World.

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WJHC 2009-10 – Team Sweden

28 December 2009

Team Canada may have turned a lot of heads with a 16-0 victory over Latvia on Boxing Day but Canadian fans have to be concerned over a potential gold medal match-up versus Team Sweden.

Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson had a goal and four assists to help Sweden stomp the Czech Republic 10-1 in the opening Group B game of the World Junior Hockey Championships. Sweden, with 18 NHL draftees on its roster, scored four goals in the first and another four in the third. Florida Panthers draft pick Jacob Markstrom had the easy victory in nets.

Team Sweden followed up their opening day victory with a 7-3 win over Austria. With two games under their belt, Sweden has outscored the oppostion 17-4. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Anton Rodin each had two goals and an assist.

New Jersey Devils draft pick Jacob Josefson opened the scoring for Sweden before the game was a minute old with a top-shelf slapshot from the point. Ekman-Larsson, a Phoenix Coyotes pick, assisted on the goal.

Jacob Josefson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and other players from Team Sweden are available in various products from In The Game which are available at Canada Card World.

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