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2008 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pardubice, Liberec, Czech Republic

Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic | Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The U.S. National Junior Team reached its sixth-straight medal round game but fell to Russia, 4-2, to earn a fourth-place finish at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic.

Brian Strait served as captain for Team USA. Three players -- James van RiemsdykJordan Schroeder and Colin Wilson -- finished among the top 10 scorers in the tournament. Van Riemsdyk, who led the tournament with 11 points (5-6), was named to the All-Star Team.

Team USA Results | 4-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L)

Dec. 26 Kazakhstan W, 5-1
Dec. 28 Switzerland W, 4-2
Dec. 29 Russia W, 3-2
Dec. 31 Finland W, 5-3
Jan. 4 Canada
L, 1-4
Jan. 5 Russia
Bronze Medal Game
L, 2-4

2008 U.S. Roster

Brian Strait captained Team USA; James van Riemsdyk named to All-Star Team

2008 U.S. Statistics

James van Riemsdyk paced all tournament skaters with 11 points

Tournament Awards

Award Player(s)
All-Star Team James van Riemsdyk (Forward)

Final 2008 IIHF WJC Rankings

1. Canada
2. Sweden
3. Russia
4. United States
5. Czech Republic
6. Finland
7. Slovakia
8. Kazakhstan
9. Switzerland
10. Denmark