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.
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.
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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.