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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 VAN 23 16 6 1 72 61 33
2 ANA 24 14 5 5 64 60 33
3 NSH 22 15 5 2 62 45 32
4 STL 23 15 6 2 63 49 32
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 CHI 23 14 8 1 70 47 29
7 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
8 WPG 25 12 9 4 52 56 28
9 MIN 22 13 9 0 63 52 26
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 23 9 9 5 68 79 23
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 24 6 14 4 54 82 16

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 25 8 8 3 16
B. Wheeler 25 8 8 1 16
B. Little 25 8 7 4 15
M. Frolik 25 5 5 3 10
M. Scheifele 25 3 7 1 10
E. Kane 17 4 5 -1 9
D. Byfuglien 25 4 5 -3 9
T. Enstrom 22 1 8 -1 9
Z. Bogosian 24 0 8 -1 8
J. Trouba 25 2 5 2 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 4 1 2 .947 1.56
O. Pavelec 8 8 2 .919 2.23
 
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