2017 World Junior A Challenge

2017 World Junior A Challenge
Zach Rose was spectacular in a 35-save performance, Angus Crookshank scored the game-winning goal and added an assist, and West claimed its fifth WJAC gold medal.
Tomas Havranek had a goal and an assist, Adam Brizgala made 28 saves and the Czechs won bronze, their first WJAC medal.
Zach Rose capped an MVP performance in style, turning away 35 of 36 U.S. shots to backstop West to WJAC gold in Truro.
Before their Chilliwack Chiefs host the RBC Cup, Corey Andonovski and Harrison Blaisdell are learning on the job in Truro.
The journey of Jack
After a golden U18 performance at the Hlinka Memorial, the WJAC is another important draft-year stop for Jack McBain.
A love of the game and strong bond off the ice have pushed Connor and Maggie MacEachern to the highest levels of hockey.
Having experienced the ups and downs of the WJAC, Carter Turnbull is well-equipped to wear the 'C' for Canada West.
Set-up men to shutdown defencemen, goal scorers to goaltenders; NHL Central Scouting has selected its WJAC Players to Watch.
Canada West, the Czech Republic and the United States were winners as exhibition action hit the ice in Truro and Amherst.
Camps are done and 44 players have earned spots on Canada East and Canada West for the World Junior A Challenge.
How many of the 100 have played at the RBC Cup? How many are on the NHL Central Scouting watch list? Take a closer look…
100 players – 40 in the East, 60 from the West – have been invited to camps ahead of the World Junior A Challenge.
Patrice Bosch returns to Canada East as head coach, joined by associate coach Shawn Evans and assistant Martin Dagenais.
Mike Reagan will take over as Canada West head coach, joined by assistants Joe Martin, Rick Swan and Derek Sweet-Coulter.
As part of the BDO Goals for Kids program, MHAs will benefit from goals scored at select national and international events.
Golden with Canada West in 2015, Dante Fabbro, Cale Makar and Dennis Cholowski are together again at Summer Showcase.
Canada West and the Czech Republic get it started Dec. 10 in Truro, followed by Canada East facing Russia in prime time.
Cale Makar went to Colorado with the No. 4 pick – the first of 16 alumni taken – as the highest-drafted defenceman ever.
Eight months before the puck drops in Truro, ticket packages go on sale April 13; catch all 13 games at the RECC for $175.
The World Junior A Challenge is headed back to the East Coast in 2017; Truro, N.S., will play host to the event Dec. 10-16.
Doyle tied it late, Theocharidis won it in OT and East finished fifth.
West scored 4G in the last nine minutes to advance to play for gold.
Kucharski finished with 21 saves, backstopping the U.S. to the final.
Armour tied it late and won it in overtime, sending West to the semis.
Madden and Hall scored first-period goals, and the U.S. moved on.
Dugan poked in a loose puck with 32.7 seconds to go for the winner.
Romanov scored the GWG into an empty net, sending Russia to the semis.
MacEachern tipped in the GWG with 6:56 left to give East the victory.
Brizgala made 37 saves, Chrtek scored two and the Czechs won Group B.
Romanov and Morozov had two goals each to send Russia to the victory.
Kofron had 2G and Kondelik added 1G 1A, pacing the Czechs to the win.
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2017 WJAC: CANW 5 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Rose starred in a 35-save performance, backstopping West to gold.
2017 WJAC: CANE 3 – SUI 2 OT (5th Place)
Doyle tied it late, Theocharidis won it in OT and East finished fifth.
2017 WJAC: CZE 4 – RUS 2 (Bronze)
Havranek had 1G 1A to help the Czechs win their first WJAC medal.
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