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A Golden day for Canada at the World Juniors

Akil Thomas scored with 3:58 left in the third period to cap a furious comeback and secure a 4-3 victory for the Canada's 18th title at the annual under-20 tournament.
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Canada Goose. 5 - 0 shutout win earns Team Canada a chance for gold

Before people had a chance to sit down Ostravar Arena, the Canadians unleashed an offensive attack on Finland. It led to a semifinal win and a date against Russia in the gold medal game on Sunday.
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It's Canada vs Finland, and Sweden vs Russia in the Saturday semis

Lafreniere scored and added an assist in his return from injury as part of a resounding 6-1 victory over Slovakia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
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Russia powers their way to victory over Switzerland

Dmitri Voronkov scored two power-play goals and Russia beat Switzerland 3-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Thursday to become the first team to reach the semifinals.
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It's a fine, fine day for a reunion

Alexis Lafreniere proved Thursday he was more than healthy and effective for Canada in its quarterfinal win over Slovakia at the world juniors.
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Canada gets a Happy New Year present with the return of Lafreniere

Alexis Lafreniere is expected to make his return from a left knee injury for Canada when it faces Slovakia in their quarterfinal matchup on Thursday, according to NHL.com's Guillaume Lepage.
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Canada gets back on track and Hofer gets his first win against Germany

Joel Hofer won his first-ever international start at any level, and Canada beat Germany 4-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Monday.
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Swiss move into 3rd in Group A after win over the Slovaks

Switzerland took sole possession of third place in Group A with an easy win over Slovakia.
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Swedish machine still rolling at World Juniors

Sweden extended its win streak to 51 games in the preliminary round with a convincing victory over Kazakhstan.
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An eye for an eye.....

The IIHF has suspended Russian forward Nikita Rtishev one game at the World Junior Hockey Championship for a head-butting incident during Sunday's game against the United States.
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Some positive news from Canada's dismal day

Team Canada forward Alexis Lafreniere's injury at the World Juniors doesn't appear to be as bad as initially expected as the projected No. 1 overall pick could return to action at some point in the tournament.
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Canada down one for their next game versus Germany

Team Canada centre Joe Veleno has been suspended one game at the World Junior Hockey Championships for head butting. The 19-year-old will miss Canada's game against Germany on Monday.
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Not a golden day. Canada lays an egg and loses Lafreniere in the process.

It was a historically bad performance for Canada, which had only been defeated by five goals in the tournament three times and been shut out on four occasions, never falling by six or more.
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Swedes top the defending champ Finns in O.T. thriller

Alexander Holtz scored in overtime after Nils Hoglander potted a lacrosse-style goal from behind the net in regulation as Sweden edged the defending gold medallists.
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The U.S. re-groups after tough loss to Canada with a 6-3 win over Germany

After a loss against Canada to open the tournament, the United States improved to .500 with a 6-3 win over Germany on Friday at the world junior hockey championship.
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Slovaks hand Kazakhstan their second loss at World Juniors

A late goal by Daniel Tkac helped Slovakia avoid an upset in its opener at the world junior hockey championship.
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Canada is off to a great start

Alexis Lafreniere scored seven seconds after the United States tied the game late in the third period as Canada beat its North American rival 6-4 on Thursday in the opener for both countries at the 2020 world junior hockey championship.
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It's a team first mentality for Lafreniere

Heading into the World Junior Championship with a chance to cement his No. 1 status, Alexis Lafrenière is ready to do anything to help Team Canada win gold.
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The first cut is the deepest....

Defencemen Braden Schneider, Peter Diliberatore and Thomas Harley were three of nine players released from Canada's world junior selection camp Thursday night as the team trimmed its roster to 24 two weeks before the start of the tournament.

Finns Are On Top Of The World After Yet Another Gold

With three gold medals in the past six seasons, Finland is staking claim to elite status at the world juniors and a combination of talent and trust is making it happen. We also may have a bit of a 2019 draft debate on our hands.

Oiler's Prospect Kemp Coming Up Clutch For U.S.

Phil Kemp was one of the heroes of a 2-1 American victory over Russia in the early semi-final Friday, slotting the U.S. into an opportunity to claim their second gold in three years at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

The Stage Is Set For A Golden Finn-USh

Like a ketchup bottle, the goals eventually flowed for Finland in a 6-1 win over Switzerland to book its spot in the gold medal game against the United States. And while the Finns are tipped as the underdogs, the Americans aren't buying it.

Finns Currently Crushing Switzerland 4-0 In The First

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Missing The 'Mark. Kazakhstan Takes Relegation Series Over Danes.

Demid Yeremeyev made 25 as Kazakstan avoided relegation at the world junior championship with a 4-0 win over Denmark on Friday.

Do You Believe in ( Jr. ) Miracles?

The U.S. will play for gold after beating Russia 2-1 at the world junior hockey championship on Friday.