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2019 World Jr. A Challenge

Dawson Creek, British Columbia | Dec. 7-15

The 2019 World Junior A Challenge was held in Dawson Creek, British Columbia from December 7-15, 2019. The 2019 U.S. Junior Select Team, which is comprised of players that compete in junior hockey leagues across the United States, competed against Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic and Russia.

Team USA won all of its four preliminary round games, including a 5-4 overtime win over the Czech Republic, before falling to Canada East in the semifinals. In the third-place game, U.S. forward Trevor Kuntar scored in overtime to defeat the Czech Republic for a second time and solidify Team USA's 13th all-time medal in World Junior A Challenge play.

U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Location Broadcast/Streaming Statistics/U.S. Player of the Game
Thur., Dec. 5 Canada East
Pre-Tournament
W, 6-0
Chetwynd Rec Centre
Chetwynd, B.C.
Live Stream
Sat., Dec. 7 Canada West
Preliminary
W, 3-2
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Live Stream
Brendan Brisson
Mon., Dec. 9 Czech Republic
Preliminary
OTW, 5-4
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Live Stream
Gunnarwolfe Fontaine
Wed., Dec. 11 Canada East
Preliminary
W, 7-3 North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.
No Stream Brendan Brisson
Fri., Dec. 13 Russia
Preliminary
W, 7-2 Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Live Stream
Josh Lopina
Sat., Dec. 14 Canada East
Semifinals
SOL, 1-2
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.
Live Stream
Logan Stein
Sun., Dec. 15 Czech Republic
Third-Place Game
OTW, 2-1
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.
TSN Ethan Haider

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U.S. Team History


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