2018 World Junior A Challenge

2018 World Junior A Challenge | Hockey Canada

Isaiah Saville made 25 saves to earn the shutout, Bobby Brink and Trevor Janicke provided the offence and the Americans blanked the Russians to win their eighth gold.
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Dylan Holloway scored twice and Matthew Radomsky made 46 saves, leading the Canadians to the bronze medal.
Two games, two medals, two standout performances by Matthew Radomsky (46 saves) and Isaiah Saville (25 saves).
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Russia, the Czech Republic and the U.S. earned exhibition wins Thursday ahead of the World Junior A Challenge.
Camps are done and 44 Canadians have earned their spots on East and West for the World Junior A Challenge.
84 players – 40 in the East, 44 in the West – have been invited to selection camps ahead of the World Junior A Challenge.
25 WJAC gold medallists and eight MVPs were among the 70 alumni who started the 2018-19 season in the NHL.
Five teams will go for gold in Bonnyville, with East and West taking on the Czechs, Russians and Americans.
Patrice Bosch will return as East head coach, while Rick Swan takes the reins of West on his home ice in Bonnyville.
No. 2 pick – and 2016 WJAC MVP – Andrei Svechnikov was the first of a record-setting 30 alumni selected in Dallas.
The World Junior A Challenge is headed back to northeastern Alberta, with Bonnyville playing host for the second time.
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
Sedlak scored a hat trick to send the Czechs into the semifinals.
Rogov got the GWG as the Russians came back to clinch first place.
Strondala scored the shootout winner to send the Czechs past West.
Askarov made 31 saves to blank West and keep Russia unbeaten.
Kiefiuk and Mastrosimone scored 2G each to help the U.S. to the win.
Janicke scored twice, and the U.S. held on late to edge the Czechs.
Wong and Blaisdell had 2G each to help West to the all-Canadian win.
10 different players recorded points to help Russia to another win.
Davis made 41 saves in regulation and OT to help West to the win.
Podkolzin scored twice to help the Russians earn the first points.
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2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.