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2013 U18 WJC Video: JT Compher, USA

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JT Compher - USA

Photo: Team USA captain JT Compher and his U18 teammates avoided a third straight tight U18 WJC contest as they defeated Latvia, 7-1 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

USA captain JT Compher and his teammates had played in two tight contests to begin the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, so the team no doubt welcomed a game in which there was little doubt of the outcome.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Mike McCarron, USA

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Mike McCarron - USA

Photo: USA forward Mike McCarron is a highly ranked player for the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

After a tough loss in their opening game against Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, the USA bounced back to defeat the Czech Republic, 4-3, in another tight contest. The four-time defending gold medalists weathered a two-man disadvantage in the final frame to preserve their victory.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Jimi Kuronen, Finland

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Jimi Kuronen - Finland

Photo: Finnish defender Jimi Kuronen is hoping that a strong showing at this U18 WJC tournament will help improve his 2013 draft position (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Not unlike their fellow Group A combatants, the Czech Republic, Finland feasted on Latvia in their first game of the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. But the second game for the Finns was a much greater challenge, one that the team wasn't ultimately able to overcome as they lost to Russia, 3-1, at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Xeno Busser, Switzerland

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Photo: Swiss defensemen Xeno Busser (L) and Jonas Siegenthaler (R) pose together following their country's opening win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Photo: Swiss defensemen Xeno Busser (L) and Jonas Siegenthaler (R) pose together following their country’s opening win over Slovakia at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Switzerland wanted to start well at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, and they did exactly that after taking a 4-1 win from Slovakia on Day 2 of the tournament.

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