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WJC REPORT: CANADA GOES FOR BRONZE

Jets prospect Mark Scheifele will play for the Bronze, Ivan Telegin is a game-time decision for Gold-medal game.

Thursday, 05.01.2012 / 11:29 AM / 2012 World Junior Championships
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
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WJC REPORT: CANADA GOES FOR BRONZE
Team Russia celebrate after defeating Team Canada during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship Semifinal game at the Saddledome on January 3, 2012 in Calgary.
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For the third straight year, Team Canada will not capture the gold medal. For the first time in 10 years, they will not even get the chance to play in the gold medal game.

Team Russia will try to repeat as gold medal champions this year as they upset the Canadians 6-5 in the semi-final game on Tuesday night.

Canada almost came back in an incredible come-from-behind third period after being down 6-1 against Russia. There was less than 12 minutes remaining in regulation when they began to claw back into the game. 

Goals from Dougie Hamilton, Jaden Schwartz and Brendan Gallagher made it 6-4 to put the game within reach. When Brandon Gormley made it 6-5, it may have been too little too late. The Canadians hit the post twice and mustered more than enough chances to tie the game but the bounces were done and when the buzzer went, the dreams of a gold medal were washed away.

Canada led the shot clock for the entire game (13-8, 22-10, 21-6, for a total of 56-24), but fell just short at 6-5.

Jets prospect Ivan Telegin may not get his chance to play for the gold medal as he did not take part in the semi-final game against Canada. The 19-year-old suffered an injury in the quarter-final game against the Czech Republic when his hand was hit by a puck.

Mark Scheifele, who has a pair of goals and four points in five games played for Canada will still have the chance to come home with a gold medal around his neck. Despite the heartbreaking loss to the Russians, a bronze medal is still a lot better than fourth place, as is their dignity and pride.

The bronze-medal game between Canada and Finland begins at 2:30 pm CST today, Thursday January 5th and the gold-medal game between Russia and Sweden starts at 7:00 pm tonight.

Author: Kristi Hennessy

JETS STATS AT THE WORLD JUNIORS:

Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Mark Scheifele CAN 6 3 3 6 0 +2
Ivan Telegin RUS 6 1 1 2 12 0

ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS:

GROUP A

Country GP W OTW OTL L PTS GF GA
RUSSIA 7 5 0 2 0 17 31 12
SWEDEN 6 3 3 0 0 16 30 13
SLOVAKIA 6 2 0 0 4 6 18 30
SWITZERLAND 6 2 0 1 3 7 17 21
LATVIA 6 1 0 0 5 3 12 44

GROUP B

Country GP W OTW OTL L PTS GF GA
CANADA 6 5 0 0 1 15 35 11
FINLAND 7 3 0 2 2 11 29 22
CZECH 6 3 0 0 3 9 18 15
USA 6 3 0 0 3 9 30 18
DENMARK 6 0 0 0 6 0 10 44

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 20 11 4 5 54 50 27
2 NSH 18 12 4 2 52 37 26
3 VAN 19 13 6 0 58 56 26
4 CGY 20 12 6 2 63 53 26
5 STL 18 12 5 1 49 35 25
6 LAK 19 10 5 4 50 42 24
7 WPG 20 10 7 3 40 43 23
8 SJS 21 10 9 2 57 57 22
9 CHI 18 10 7 1 51 36 21
10 MIN 17 10 7 0 50 39 20
11 ARI 19 8 9 2 48 59 18
12 COL 19 6 8 5 47 61 17
13 DAL 19 6 9 4 53 67 16
14 EDM 19 6 11 2 48 65 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 20 8 5 1 13
A. Ladd 20 7 5 2 12
B. Little 20 5 6 5 11
T. Enstrom 20 1 8 2 9
M. Frolik 20 4 4 3 8
M. Scheifele 20 3 5 3 8
Z. Bogosian 19 0 8 3 8
D. Byfuglien 20 2 4 0 6
E. Kane 12 2 3 2 5
M. Stuart 20 1 4 1 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 3 1 1 .948 1.38
O. Pavelec 7 6 2 .923 2.14
 
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