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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, 01.5.2012 / 8:59 PM CT / 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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Lowry 3 1 2 2 3
D. Stafford 3 1 1 0 2
J. Trouba 3 0 2 0 2
B. Little 3 1 0 -1 1
A. Pardy 2 1 0 -1 1
B. Wheeler 3 1 0 -2 1
T. Myers 3 1 0 1 1
L. Stempniak 3 1 0 2 1
M. Perreault 2 0 1 0 1
T. Enstrom 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 0 3 1 .893 3.61
 
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