2016 WJC Review: Hard-working group brings silver medal home to Russia

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Vladislav Kamenev - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia captain Vladislav Kamenev provided a mix of leadership and offense at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing the tournament with a goal and six points in seven games (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship was quite successful for the Team Russia as the team headed home with their sixth straight medal, winning a silver medal as they did at last year’s tournament. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Kapanen’s OT goal gives Finland the gold in win over Russia

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Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola (R) along with other Finnish players begin their gold medal celebration after Kapanen’s overtime goal gave Finland the 4-3 win over Russia in the championship game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

It may have been a nerve-wracking game for the hometown fans to watch, but Team Finland’s 4-3 overtime victory over Russia in the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be that much more memorable for all involved after a see-saw third period and sudden-death goal. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Russia shuts down USA, takes 2-1 win to advance to gold medal game

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Pavel Kraskovski, Yegor Korshkov, and Alexander Polunin - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia forwards Pavel Kraskovski (L), Yegor Korshkin (C), and Alexander Polunin (R) celebrate a goal by Kraskovski in Russia’s 2-1 semi-final win over the USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

The USA rolled into the semi-finals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship having outscored their opponents 21-2 in their prior three games, but it was their opposition, Team Russia, that is moving on to the gold medal game after they shut down the U.S. offense in a 2-1 win at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.W 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»

2016 World Junior Championship: Playoff and Relegation Round previews

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Ryan Hitchcock, Alex Nedeljkovic, Scott Eansor and Anders Bjork - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA had just one blemish in their four preliminary round games at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with their quarterfinal match placing them up against the Czech Republic (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The playoff round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship begins tomorrow with the quarterfinal matchups featuring the non-relegated teams from Group A and Group B, although the first relegation game in the best-of-three series will also take place. The games will take place at Helsinki Ice Hall and Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

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