(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: Dmytro Timashov and Linus Soderstrom, Sweden

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Dmytro Timashov - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Dmytro Timashov is having another strong offensive showing in the QMJHL with 18 goals and 53 points in 29 games for the Quebec Remparts (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Sweden entered their semi-final encounter with archrival Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship feeling confident that they could repay Finland for the Finns’ gold medal win on Swedish ice at this event two years ago. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson and Axel Holmstrom, Sweden

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Gabriel Carlsson and Linus Soderstrom - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom stops one of the 17 shots he faced in Sweden’s 6-0 win over Slovakia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Sweden was hoping for a chance to settle a score with host Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, and their wish has come true after the Swedes earned a semi-final berth with a 6-0 win over Slovakia in a quarterfinal game at Helsinki Ice Hall. 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»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Rasmus Asplund and Andreas Englund, Sweden

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Andreas Englund - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman and Ottawa Senators prospect Andreas Englund has scored one goal in 24 SHL games for Drjugarden IF in 2015-16 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Given their status as the host country and the fact that the team has been an offensive powerhouse so far at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Finnish squad has received a great deal of attention from media and fans alike at this tournament. But the best squad overall through the preliminary round was Team Sweden, who posted a 4-0-0-0 record in a Group A that included Canada and the USA. Read more»

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