(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Matthew Tkachuk and Christian Dvorak, USA

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Auston Matthews - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is leading the way on offense for the U.S. at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with six points in three games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

After running into a hot goaltender in their 1-0 loss to Sweden in the previous game, Team USA had no such troubles in their match against Switzerland as they romped to a 10-1 win over the Swiss on Day 5 of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Vili Saarijarvi, Finland

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Vili Saarijarvi - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland defenseman and Detroit Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi is among the top 20 offensive defensemen in the OHL, where he plays for the Flint Firebirds (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Finland heads into their New Year’s Eve showdown with the Czech Republic with the wind at their backs after defeating Slovakia by an 8-3 score. The Finns, who often experience offensive woes at the IIHF World Junior Championship, have had no problems in that department on their home ice as they lead all countries in scoring with 18 goals heading into the final day of the preliminary round. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Olli Juolevi and Roope Hintz, Finland

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Sebastian Aho - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Sebastian Aho reaches between Slovakian players to score one of his two goals in Finland’s 8-3 win over Slovakia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The host country for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team Finland, received an early scare from Slovakia before taking control of a game that ended with an 8-3 win for the Finns at Hartwall Arena, in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Joe Hicketts and Travis Sanheim, Canada

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Travis Sanheim - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim is having another good offensive season with the Calgary Hitmen, posting eight goals and 31 points in 24 games in the 2015-16 WHL campaign (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada earned a hard-fought win over a pesky squad from Switzerland that was desperate to earn a win after having dropped their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Dylan Strome, Canada

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Thomas Chabot, Dylan Strome, and Jake Virtanen - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada players Thomas Chabot (L), Dylan Strome (C), and Jake Virtanen (R) celebrate Strome’s first period goal against Switzerland in Canada’s 3-2 shootout win over the Swiss at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

After splitting their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team Canada was given a good scare by Switzerland on Day 4 of the tournament, with the Swiss taking Canada to a shootout before captain Brayden Point (TBL) and Mathew Barzal (NYI) netted shootout markers to give Canada the win. Read more»

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