(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Charlie McAvoy and Zach Werenski, USA

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Christian Dvorak, Sonny Milano, Anders Bjork, and Will Borgen - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA players Christian Dvorak, Sonny Milano, Anders Bjork, and Will Borgen celebrate Dvorak’s goal in their semi-final loss to Russia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA was looking to avenge being ousted by the Russians at the past two U20 tournaments, but Russia had other ideas for their semi-final showdown at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship as they eked out a 2-1 win to move on to the gold medal game and a date with host Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Nick Schmaltz and Scott Eansor, USA

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Will Borgen and Alex Nedeljkovic - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA defender Will Borgen (L) and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (R) prevent Czech Republic forward Tomas Soustal from scoring in the USA’s 7-0 win over the Czechs at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA earned the chance to face the team that knocked them out of last year’s tournament after posting a 7-0 win over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The win means the U.S. will play Russia, who sent the Americans home early at last year’s WJC. 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: Ryan Donato, USA

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Ryan Donato - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Donato has been a productive player in his freshman season at Harvard, posting four goals and nine points in 10 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

While Team USA turned in a stellar offensive effort in their 10-1 win over Switzerland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, they can’t rest on their laurels as they head into the final day of the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(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»

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