2014 World Junior A Challenge

2014 World Junior A Challenge
Thomas Novak scored on the power play 4:56 into overtime to give the U.S. its third gold medal in a row, and sixth in seven years, despite a...
Ilya Samsonov set a World Junior A Challenge record for saves in a shu...
Thomas Novak finished with a goal and an assist, seven different players scored goals and 12 recorded at least a point as the U.S. opened up a 5-1 lead after one period and earned the right to defend its gold medal by beating the Canadians.
Oliver Bjorkstrand had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, Mikkel Aagaard and Nikolaj Ehlers added two assists apiece and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game in their World Junior A Challenge debut with a semifinal victory.
Denmark came up one goal short of a gold medal, but it was no fault of its goaltender. George Sorensen was spectacular, stopping the first 32 shots he faced (in 30 minutes), finishing with a record 60 saves and taking #WJAC2014 Star of the Day honours
They may be 16 years old and BCHL rookies with the Penticton Vees, but Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost have earned their international hockey stripes since Halloween at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and 2014 World Junior A Challenge.
Sean Flanagan knows just what it’s like to be a part of the World Junior A Challenge, having represented Canada West in 2010. And the former Kindersley Klippers defenceman knows what his hometown has to look forward to as it plays host to the tournament.
Eight years after they helped break new ground in Canadian Junior A hockey, Riley Nash and Cam Talbot take a quick skate down memory lane and share their memories from the inaugural World Junior A Challenge in Yorkton and Humboldt, Sask.
From set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders, NHL Central Scouting has chosen three players from each team on the ice at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge in Kindersley, Sask., as Players to Watch.
Who recorded the most points at a single World Junior A Challenge? Who scored the fastest goal from the start of a game? Who had the longest shutout streak? Get all the answers in the official World Junior A Challenge Guide & Record Book.

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2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
Scoring
Goaltending
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Nikolaj Ehlers 6 3 9
2. Thomas Novak 3 4 7
3. Oliver Bjorkstrand 3 3 6
4. Brock Boeser 4 1 5
4. Anthony Angello 2 3 5
4. Matthias Asperup 1 4 5
5. Christian Wolanin 0 4 4
5. Denis Guryanov 3 1 4
5. Dmitri Zhukenov 1 3 4
6. Zac Tierney 1 2 3
R Player GAA SV %
1. Eric Schierhorn 0.97 .959
2. Ilya Samsonov 1.67 .952
3. George Sorensen 1.95 .950
4. Cale Morris 2.00 .929
4. Thomas Lillie 2.00 .939
5. Tommy Nixon 2.60 .904
6. Joren Van Pottelberghe 2.88 .928
7. Evan Weninger 3.07 .850
8. Blade Mann-Dixon 3.34 .909
9. Anton Krasotkin 3.36 .917
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Standings
Results
Group A
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
USA 2 2 0 0 0 6
SUI 2 0 1 1 0 2
CAN-E 2 0 1 0 1 1
Group B
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
DEN 2 2 0 0 0 6
CAN-W 2 0 1 1 0 2
RUS 2 0 1 0 1 1
Dec 14, 2014
4
3
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
3
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 15, 2014
2
4
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
7
0
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 16, 2014
2
3
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
3
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 17, 2014
3
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
4
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 18, 2014
1
5
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
1
7
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 19, 2014
3
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
2
0
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
Dec 20, 2014
3
2
Final
West Central Events Centre, Kindersley, Sask.
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