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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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2013 U18 WJC Video: Dominik Kubalik, Czech Republic

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Dominik Kubalik - Sudbury Wolves

Photo: Czech Republic forward Dominik Kubalik, shown here playing for the Sudbury Wolves, turned in a strong offensive performance in his country’s opening game at the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Czech Republic got off on the right foot at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, easily dispatching Latvia, 7-0, on Day 2 of this tournament. The Czech's received a strong performance from forward Dominik Kubalik, who registered five assists in the game.

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2013 U18 WJC Video: Jack Eichel, USA

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Jack Eichel - USA

Photo: Although this is Team USA forward Jack Eichel’s (#12) first appearance at the U18 WJC, he has represented his country at previous international tournaments (courtesy of Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Despite an opening game loss to Russia at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship, Team USA forward Jack Eichel's first U18 game was a memorable one. After all, how many 16-year-old's can say that they played their first U18 WJC game in front of a packed house that included the president from the host country?

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