Seven players scored goals and 11 recorded at least a point as the United States ended the
two-year reign of Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, claiming the gold medal with a 7-1 win over
the Canadians. Under Armour® Undeniable MVP Mike Cichy scored once and added an assist in the win, giving him
a tournament-leading 10 points.
Reilly Smith scored three times and added an assist while Pierre-Luc Lacombe had two goals
and two helpers as Canada East claimed the bronze medal with a 9-1 win over Belarus. The Canadians have won a
medal at all three World Junior A Challenges.
WJAC STAR OF THE DAY DAY 8 - SAT, NOV. 9, 2008
Two points, the tournament MVP award, a spot on the all-star team, the tournament’s top scorer and a gold
medal around his neck? It was a good Sunday for USA forward Mike Cichy, one which earned him the spot as 2008
World Junior A Challenge Star of the Day. »
Brodie Reid scored twice, both on the powerplay, as Canada West kept its hopes of a World
Junior A Challenge three-peat alive with a 4-1 semifinal victory over Belarus. Canada West improved to 10-2
all-time at the tournament with the victory.
For the first time in the three-year history of the WJAC, the gold medal game will not be an
all-Canadian affair. Eleven players recorded at least one point as the United States advanced to Sunday’s
final with a 5-1 semifinal win over Canada East.
Stanislav Bocharov had a hat trick and Kirill Kabanov added a goal and two assists as Russia
claimed fifth place with an 8-2 win over Russia. The Russians scored six unanswered goals after Jerome Flaake
had opened the scoring 90 seconds in for the Germans.
CANCER CANNOT CONQUER COOK
No one would have blamed him for giving up, but that's not Matt Cook's style. Now the
Edmonton native is a member of one of Canada’s national teams, come to Camrose this weekend to take to the
ice with his new teammates and show off his new sport.» more
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