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2006 IIHF World Junior Championship - Vancouver/Kamloops/Kelowna, Canada

Kamloops, Kelowna and Vancouver, Canada | Dec. 26-Jan. 5

The U.S. National Junior Team reached the bronze-medal game for the second consecutive International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship at the 2006 event in Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, Canada. There, the U.S. fell to Finland, 4-2, and finished with a 3-3-1 (W-L-T) record.

Team USA was captained by Kevin Porter and saw three players -- Phil KesselChris Bourque and Bobby Ryan -- finish in the top 10 in tournament scoring. Kessel tallied a tournament-high 10 assists and 11 points while Bourque led all skaters with seven goals. Goaltender Cory Schneider finished fifth among goaltenders with a 2.67 goals against average and .912 save percentage.

Team USA Results | 3-3-1 (W-L-T)

Dec. 26 Norway W, 11-2
Dec. 28 Finland W, 6-5
Dec. 30 Switzerland T, 2-2
Dec. 31 Canada L, 2-3
Jan. 2 Czech Republic
W, 2-1
Jan. 3 Russia
L, 1-5
Jan. 5 Finland
Bronze Medal Game
L, 2-4

2006 U.S. Roster

Kevin Porter served as captain for Team USA

2006 U.S. Statistics

Phil Kessel led the U.S. with 11 points while Chris Bourque tallied seven goals

Final 2006 IIHF WJC Rankings

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