(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: USA takes the bronze medal with 8-3 win over Sweden

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Matthew Tkachuk - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk deposits one of his two goals past Team Sweden goaltender Felix Sandstrom in the USA’s 8-3 win in the bronze medal game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Teams USA and Sweden entered the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with high hopes for winning gold. Instead, the two hockey powers met in the bronze medal game, an outcome that was certainly a disappointment to both squads. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Finland takes tight 2-1 win over Sweden, will play for gold

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Sebastian Aho (L) and Kaapo Kahkonen (R) - Team Finland; Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson - Team Sweden (C) - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward Sebastian Aho (L) and goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (R) defend against Team Sweden forward Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson during Finland’s 2-1 semi-final win over Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

While Team Finland had displayed an impressive offensive performance prior to the semi-finals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, there were some doubts that the Finns could come out on top in a tighter-checking affair in their semi-final bout against a strong and determined Swedish squad. Read more»

2016 World Junior Championship: Q&A with Vladislav Kamenev of Team Russia

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Vladislav Kamenev - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia captain Vladislav Kamenev (#10) celebrates a goal with his teammates at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

In what was perhaps a tighter contest than expected, Team Russia moved on to the semi-finals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship after defeating Denmark in overtime, 4-3, in their quarterfinal match at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The win means that the Russians will face a team they bounced from last year’s WJC, the USA. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Kasperi Kapanen and Juho Lammikko, Finland

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Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujarvi, Sami Niku, Sebastian Aho and Vili Saarijarvi - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players celebrate a goal by Jesse Puljujarvi (#29) in Finland’s 6-5 quarterfinal win over Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

In a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair, Team Finland sent the hometown fans home happy after defeating Canada, 6-5, in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The win at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki sends the Finns into a semi-final clash with their neighbors and archrivals, Sweden. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Mikko Rantanen and Patrik Laine, Finland

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Patrik Laine - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine is among the scoring leaders at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with four goals and eight points through four games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland has given the fans in Helsinki, Finland plenty to cheer about at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, to the tune of 23 goals in four preliminary round games. Their tight, 5-4 win over the Czech Republic on New Year’s Eve sends the Finns into the quarterfinals against Canada, the defending champions and a country that is never an easy out in any hockey tournament. Read more»

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