2015 World Junior A Challenge

2015 World Junior A Challenge
The first 10 years of the World Junior A Challenge have included 1,068 players, 32 first-round draft picks and plenty of future NHLers. But only six can be in the tournament’s all...
Max Zimmer had two goals and an assist, Rem Pitlick and Chase Pearson added a goal and two helpers each, and the Americans won a medal for t...
Lukas Doudera and Pavel Kousal set a World Junior A Challenge record b...
Bobby McMann and Tyson Jost scored goals in the third period, Matthew ...
From a record-setting performance at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge, to a top-10 finish in NHL scoring in 2014-15, Vladimir Tarasenko has developed into one of the best young players in t...
Tyson Jost tied a six-year-old tournament record with four points in the third period, and the two teams combined for a record nine goals in the final 20 minutes, but it’ll be the westerners playing for a gold medal after a wild win over their cross-country rivals.
German Rubtsov had two goals and two assists to pace the offence, Ivan Kosorenko scored twice, and the Russians scored seven goals on just 17 shots to advance to the gold medal game and end the Americans’ three-year reign as WJAC champions.
Matthew Murray played every second for Canada West, and saved his best for when it mattered most; the goaltender made 27 saves, came within 36 seconds of the first gold medal game shutout ever, led the Canadians to gold, and earned #WJAC Star of the Day honours.
From the World Junior A Challenge (twice), to the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and RBC Cup, and with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro have had plenty of opportunity to show scouts what they can do.
Sam Dunn and Ben Sokay have the ultimate home-ice advantage at the World Junior A Challenge; the Bewsdley and Port Hope natives have earned the chance to represent their country with Canada East in front of friends, family, and familiar fans.
Eleven years after his final NHL game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Robert Reichel – a two-time 40-goal scorer during an 11-year, 830-game career – is back in the Greater Toronto Area, behind the Czech Republic bench at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.
A rookie on the outer fringes of NHL draft rankings heading into the 2011-12 season, Devin Shore used an MVP performance at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge as a springboard to a second-round pick and a thriving pro career that included his NHL debut on Nov. 3.
From set-up men to shutdown defencemen, and goal scorers to goaltenders, NHL Central Scouting has chosen three players from each of the six teams competing at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge - 18 in all - as its Players to Watch in Cobourg and Whitby.

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2015 WJAC: CAN-W 2 – RUS 1 (Gold Medal)
McMann and Jost scored, Murray made 26 saves and the Canadians survived a defensive struggle to win gold.
2015 WJAC: CZE 5 – SUI 3 (Fifth Place)
Doudera and Kousal set a WJAC record with goals three seconds apart, and the Czechs earned fifth place.
2015 WJAC: USA 7 – CAN-E 1 (Bronze Medal)
Zimmer, Pitlick and Pearson had three points apiece, and the U.S. won its ninth straight medal, taking bronze.
2015 WJAC: USA 7 – SUI 1 (Quarter-final)
Peters and Colton scored two goals each, Wilkins had three points, and the U.S. advanced to the semifinals.
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Tyson Jost 3 6 9
2. Max Zimmer 5 3 8
3. German Rubtsov 2 5 7
3. Artur Kayumov 1 6 7
4. Tyler Rollo 2 4 6
4. Liam Pecararo 2 4 6
5. Lucas Batt 3 2 5
5. Luc Brown 2 3 5
5. Dante Fabbro 0 5 5
5. Liam Finlay 2 3 5
R Player GAA SV %
1. Mikhail Berdin 0.80 .968
2. Ryan Bednard 1.88 .889
3. Kris Oldham 2.59 .895
4. Matthew Murray 2.75 .912
5. Nicholas Latinovich 3.02 .893
6. Vladislav Sukhachev 3.44 .906
7. Matteo Ritz 4.50 .871
7. Dominik Groh 4.50 .864
8. Josef Korenar 5.00 .833
9. Colton Point 5.40 .814
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