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Sweden captures gold, Canada takes bronze

Jets prospect Mark Scheifele wins Bronze, Sweden captures Gold at the 2012 WJC in Alberta.

Thursday, 05.01.2012 / 9:59 PM / 2012 World Junior Championships
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
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Sweden captures gold, Canada takes bronze
Mark Scheifele #19 of Team Canada celebrates his second period goal with team mate Mark Visentin #29 during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship Bronze Medal gam against Finland.
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CANADA 4, FINLAND 0
Bronze Medal game



Quinton Howden scored twice while Tanner Pearson and Winnipeg Jets prospect Mark Scheifele each tallied goals to help lead Canada to a 4-0 win over Finland to claim the bronze medal in Calgary.

Goalie Mark Visentin stopped all 27 shots, including one on a penalty shot to pick up the shutout.

Tanner Pearson opened the scoring at 9:08 of the first period, when he redirected a great pass from Barrie Colts teammate, Scheifele on the power play.

The two connected again in the second period this time it was Pearson dishing the puck to Scheifele who made no mistake finishing the play to make it 2-0 Canada.

Howden scored the next two goals to put the game away and help capture the bronze medal.

Canada has earned 28 medals in the history of the tournament and have won medals in the last 14 World Junior Championships.

SWEDEN 1, RUSSIA 0
Gold Medal game


Sweden finally ended a long 31-year drought as they captured their first World Junior gold medal since 1981.

Mika Zibanejad scored the unbelievable overtime winner as Sweden marched to a 1-0 triumph over Russia on Thursday. The Swedes out-shot Russia 58-17.

10:09 into overtime, Zibanejad made Nikita Kucherov pay as he stole the puck along the boards and raced up the right wing past the Russian defense. He got the puck to his backhand flipped it up and over goalie Andrei Makarov.

Jets prospect Ivan Telegin missed the semi-final game against Russia as he suffered an injury in the quarter-final game against the Czech Republic when his hand was hit by a puck. He was able to play in the gold medal game however, he did not convert any points for Russia.

The 19-year old played in six games in the tournament scoring once short handed and added an assist. He had nine shots on net and 12 penalty minutes. He will return to the Barrie Colts with a silver medal.

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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 34 11 12 1 23
B. Wheeler 34 9 14 2 23
B. Little 34 12 10 3 22
D. Byfuglien 34 8 10 -1 18
M. Scheifele 34 6 12 2 18
M. Frolik 34 7 10 7 17
M. Perreault 33 6 9 0 15
E. Kane 24 6 7 2 13
J. Trouba 31 4 8 3 12
T. Enstrom 22 1 8 -1 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 7 2 2 .940 1.73
O. Pavelec 10 8 5 .913 2.34
 
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