Kazakhstan's Vladislav Nurek takes a well deserved water break during a TV time out. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

ISN photographer Gordon Rufh has put together his favorite shots of the World Juniors 2019 held here in Victoria. It was a massively exciting time for our community and for Vancouver Island period. We showcased to the world how our little piece of Canada stacks up and we didn’t disappoint. Here are his amazing shots, enjoy!

I love taking fan photos and especially enjoy it when the fans put some creativeness into their favourite teams. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
I love taking fan photos and especially enjoy it when the fans put some creativeness into their favourite teams. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Canada's Mackenzie Entwistle (16) skates in on Slovakia's goaltender Samuel Hlavaj and goes flying through the air. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Canada’s Mackenzie Entwistle (16) skates in on Slovakia’s goaltender Samuel Hlavaj and goes flying through the air. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Canada's Jaret Anderson-Dolan (11) races for the puck against David Aebischer (28) of Switzerland in pre-tournament play at Save-on Foods Memorial Centre. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Team Canada’s Jaret Anderson-Dolan (11) races for the puck against David Aebischer (28) of Switzerland in pre-tournament play at Save-on Foods Memorial Centre. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Switzerland #23  Philipp Kurashev scores for Switzerland putting in past Dipietro making it 1-1- Pre-tournament play - Canada vs Switzerland. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Switzerland #23 Philipp Kurashev scores for Switzerland putting in past Dipietro making it 1-1- Pre-tournament play – Canada vs Switzerland. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
What can I say, this just made me happy meeting Michele Hollenstein (right). She came all the way from Switzerland to watch her brother Luca Hollenstein (30) goaltender play the game of his life shutting out Sweden 2-0 Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
What can I say, this just made me happy meeting Michele Hollenstein (right). She came all the way from Switzerland to watch her brother Luca Hollenstein (30) goaltender play the game of his life shutting out Sweden 2-0 Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Kazakhstan's celebrate their second goal of the game midway through the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Kazakhstan’s celebrate their second goal of the game midway through the third period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Nothing better than a being snowed photo. This photo was taken during pre-tournament when Switzerland played team Canada. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Nothing better than a being snowed photo. This photo was taken during pre-tournament when Switzerland played team Canada. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Pre-tournament play - Canada vs Switzerland. Canada's MacKenzie Entwistle (16) in pursuit of Switzerland's Nico Gross (16)
Pre-tournament play – Canada vs Switzerland.
Canada’s MacKenzie Entwistle (16) in pursuit of Switzerland’s Nico Gross (16)
Maxime Comtois (14) during pre-tournament play. Canada defeated Switzerland 5-3. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Maxime Comtois (14) during pre-tournament play. Canada defeated Switzerland 5-3. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA's goalie Kyle Keyser saw a lot of action in front of his crease during the first period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA’s goalie Kyle Keyser saw a lot of action in front of his crease during the first period. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
What can I say about team Kazakhstan's goalie Demid Yeremeyev other than he was phenomenal in the game against the USA. Kazakhstan made 58 saves even though they lost 8-2.  The  best thing I liked about the game is how the crowd got behind Kazakhstan and cheered their hearts out.  Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
What can I say about team Kazakhstan’s goalie Demid Yeremeyev other than he was phenomenal in the game against the USA. Kazakhstan made 58 saves even though they lost 8-2. The best thing I liked about the game is how the crowd got behind Kazakhstan and cheered their hearts out. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Kazakhstan's David Muratov (23) takes down USA's Logan Cockerill (12) and gets called for a tripping penalty. Photo by Gord Rufh
Kazakhstan’s David Muratov (23) takes down USA’s Logan Cockerill (12) and gets called for a tripping penalty. Photo by Gord Rufh
Samuel Ersson makes a save during the Finland Sweden game on boxing day.  A Philadelphia Flyers fifth-rounder in 2018 was solid in net for Sweden during the tournament with a 0.922 save percentage. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Samuel Ersson makes a save during the Finland Sweden game on boxing day. A Philadelphia Flyers fifth-rounder in 2018 was solid in net for Sweden during the tournament with a 0.922 save percentage. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
A favourite of mine during the Boxing day game (Sweden vs Finland) with Otto Latvala (21) of Finland looking like he is hitching a ride on Sweden's Jacob Olofsson (18) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
A favourite of mine during the Boxing day game (Sweden vs Finland) with Otto Latvala (21) of Finland looking like he is hitching a ride on Sweden’s Jacob Olofsson (18) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
These guys were great cheering for the USA never wavering their patriotism. A couple of USA fan between wearing their pride and having a great time celebrating USA's first goal. Photo by Gord rufh ISN
These guys were great cheering for the USA never wavering their patriotism.
A couple of USA fan between wearing their pride and having a great time celebrating USA’s first goal. Photo by Gord rufh ISN
Ian Scott at selection camp takes some water to the forehead. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Ian Scott at selection camp takes some water to the forehead. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
A favourite photo of mine not because of the goal being scored but the reaction of the Sweden fans in the background. Team USA was down 4-0 in the third period and mounted an amazing come-back. USA pulls their goalie and Ryan Poehling (14) scores for USA  to tie the game. SWE 4 - 4 Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
A favourite photo of mine not because of the goal being scored but the reaction of the Sweden fans in the background. Team USA was down 4-0 in the third period and mounted an amazing come-back. USA pulls their goalie and Ryan Poehling (14) scores for USA to tie the game. SWE 4 – 4 Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA Noah Cates (21) jumps out of the way from a puck shot at Sweden's Samuel Ersson. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA Noah Cates (21) jumps out of the way from a puck shot at Sweden’s Samuel Ersson. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Another favourite from the Sweden USA game as the players skate towards me to fill the frame. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Another favourite from the Sweden USA game as the players skate towards me to fill the frame. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN

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Quarter final game. USA's Jason Robertson (15) tries to navigate around a busy Czech net. photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Quarter final game. USA’s Jason Robertson (15) tries to navigate around a busy Czech net. photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Who doesn't love a team celebrating photo they are always so full of emotion. Switzerland celebrates their 2-0 win over Sweden. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Who doesn’t love a team celebrating photo they are always so full of emotion. Switzerland celebrates their 2-0 win over Sweden. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Quarter final game with Sweden taking on Switzerland. Luca Hollenstein (30) of Switzerland is about to make an  outstanding save. by Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Quarter final game with Sweden taking on Switzerland. Luca Hollenstein (30) of Switzerland is about to make an outstanding save. by Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Quarter final game. The puck flies over Swiss defenceman Simon Le Coultre (4) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
Quarter final game. The puck flies over Swiss defenceman Simon Le Coultre (4) Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
This has to be one of my favourite photos from the tournament. The puck is mid air as Santeri Virtanen of Finland and USA's Matiias Samuelsson (24) and Cayden Primeau (30) look on. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
This has to be one of my favourite photos from the tournament. The puck is mid air as Santeri Virtanen of Finland and USA’s Matiias Samuelsson (24) and Cayden Primeau (30) look on. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA's Mikey Anderson goes into the boards with Finland's Aarne Talvitie as the photograher pools gets a good view. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN
USA’s Mikey Anderson goes into the boards with Finland’s Aarne Talvitie as the photograher pools gets a good view. Photo by Gord Rufh ISN