2016 World Junior A Challenge

2016 World Junior A Challenge
Nick Swaney scored the game-winner late the first period, Cayden Primeau needed to make just 14 saves to record the shutout, and the U.S. won its seventh gold medal.
Andrei Svechnikov scored a hat trick in a record-setting performance, and Russia claimed its fourth WJAC bronze medal.
Jordan Kawaguchi scored one goal and set up three others, helping the Canadians beat the Swiss for fifth place.
Cayden Primeau made 14 saves for the first gold medal game shutout in tournament history, helping the U.S. to the title.
Jordan Kawaguchi remembered the feeling of being cut from Canada West the last two years. It wasn’t going to happen again.
Barely a month after injury ended his first international experience, Jack McBain has another at the World Junior A Challenge.
New CJHL president Brent Ladds talks about his position, the World Junior A Challenge, and what lies ahead for the CJHL.
Gold at the WJAC. An NCAA championship. Playing in the NHL. Everything Justin Fontaine has done started with Bonnyville.
Set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders; NHL Central Scouting has selected its WJAC Players to Watch.
Canada West earned a wild 6-5 overtime victory over the United States, while Canada East dropped a 5-2 decision to Russia.
The Canadian contingents – Canada East and Canada West – have been selected for the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville.
100 players – 40 in the East, 60 from the West – have been invited to selection camps ahead of the World Junior A Challenge.
Before the puck drops in Bonnyville, four teams will hit the ice for pre-tournament action Dec. 9 in Cold Lake and St. Paul.
Five past World Junior A Challenge MVP recipients were among the 46 alumni who started the 2016-17 season on NHL rosters.
For the first time since 2007, three Canadian WJAC alumni were selected in the opening round of the NHL Entry Draft.
Barry Wolff, who won gold as an assistant in 2015, will lead Canada West as head coach at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge.
Jason Clarke, who has led Carleton Place to three-straight RBC Cup appearances, will return as head coach for Canada East.
Lucas Thierus went end-to-end for the OT winner, and East booked its spot in the gold medal game.
Zach Solow, Chris Berger and Brannon McManus scored PPGs, helping the U.S. to the gold medal game.
Tomas Havranek tied it late, Kristian Reichel scored in the shootout, and the Czechs shocked West.
The U.S. scored four times in the first period and Cayden Primeau made 15 saves for the shutout.
Isaac Johnson scored the GWG for the U.S., but the result was enough for East to clinch Group B.
Ivan Chekhovich scored with five seconds left in OT, helping the Russians to first place in Group A.
Alexey Lipanov, Andrei Svechnikov and Ivan Chekhovich combined for 10 points in the Russian win.
Petr Kvaca earned a 30-save shutout, Kristian Reichel got the GWG and the Czechs blanked the U.S.
Cale Makar had a record-setting five points, and West opened its gold medal defence with a win.
Finn Evans and Charles Levesque had a goal and an assist each, and Canada East opened with a win.
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2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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