The puck drops Sunday on the World Junior A Challenge with a pair of games, both featuring a Canadian team – East meets the Czechs, followed by West taking on the Swiss.
The United States won its third straight gold medal, defeating Canada in the final, while Norway picked up bronze.
Head coach Luke Richardson is joined by Dave King and Gordie Dwyer.
Canada East and Canada West have set their final 22-player rosters.

One step closer to Boxing Day … five returnees and 14 first-round NHL draft picks highlight the roster named for Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp.
The IIHF World Junior Championship is headed back to British Columbia; Vancouver and Victoria will play host in 2019.
Lauryn Collett and Peter Sprawson will be part of the World Juniors.
The forward was a Paralympic bronze medallist and IPC world champion.
One of the most important events on the international hockey calendar, the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup will be played on Canadian ice in Edmonton in 2018, 2020 and 2022.
Eight communities in Ontario and Quebec will host 10 games as part of the RBC Road to the World Juniors from Dec. 19-23.
The Chevrolet program helps Peewee coaches teach positive values.
Cariboo will make its TELUS Cup debut against the Pacific champs.
Five teams will join the host Pembina Valley Hawks to battle for a national title next spring, and full-tournament ticket packages are now available for as low as $60.
Hockey Canada, Canadian Tire and Bauer have invested in the future of hockey by giving new players a unique opportunity.
Changes will increase player safety and help promote more offence.
Résumés are being accepted for the Bill Hay Future Leade...
From drills to practice plans and expert information, Hockey Canada’s massive collection of player development resources is now available to all coaches, thanks to the Hockey Canada Ne...
Hockey Canada has re-launched its concussion awareness app; it includes a variety of resources for concussions, focusing on prevention, resp...
23 Canadians will chase a fifth U18 world title in the Czech Republic.
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2016 WSHC: NOR 2 – KOR 1 (Bronze)
Bøgle and Værnes scored and Norway took the bronze medal.
2016 WSHC: USA 5, CAN 2 (Gold)
A five-goal second carried the U.S. to victory in the gold medal game.
2016 WSHC: USA 8 – KOR 1 (Semifinal)
Twelve different players chipped in with points for the U.S.
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