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2016 IIHF World Junior Championship | Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland | Dec. 26-Jan.5

The U.S. National Junior Team claimed its fourth medal in its last seven International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships with an 8-3 victory over Sweden in the bronze medal game. 

Team USA finished the tournament with a 5-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. After opening the tournament with a 4-2 victory over Canada, the U.S. fell to Sweden, 1-0, before closing preliminary round play with a 10-1 victory over Switzerland and a 4-1 win against Denmark. The U.S. met the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals, where they claimed a 7-0 shutout victory before falling to Russia, 2-1, in the semifinals. The bronze-medal matchup saw Team USA avenge its preliminary-round loss to Sweden



2016 Team USA Results | 5-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L)

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of the Game
Sat., Dec. 26 Canada Helsinki Ice Hall W, 4-2 Colin White
Mon., Dec. 28 Sweden Helsinki Ice Hall L, 0-1 Zach Werenski
Wed., Dec. 30 Switzerland Helsinki Ice Hall W, 10-1 Auston Matthews
Thu., Dec. 31 Denmark Helsinki Ice Hall W, 4-1 Brandon Carlo
Sat., Jan. 2 Czech Republic
Helsinki Ice Hall W, 7-0 Nick Schmaltz
Mon., Jan. 4 Russia
Hartwall Arena L, 1-2 Christian Dvorak
Tues. , Jan. 5 Sweden
Bronze Medal Game
Hartwall Arena W, 8-3 Anders Bjork

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Tournament Awards

Award(s) Player(s)
Directorate Award Zach WerenskI (Best Defenseman)
Media All-Star Team Auston Matthews (Forward)
Zach Werenski (Defenseman)
Top 3 U.S. Players Auston Matthews (Forward)
Alex Nedeljkovic (Goaltender)
Zach Werenski (Defense)

Final 2016 IIHF WJC Rankings

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

2016 WJC News

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