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Posted On Friday, 12.20.2013 / 8:52 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

Sweden tops U,S. Juniors in WJC tune-up

Alexander Wennberg, a 2013 first-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, had a goal and three assists to lead the Swedish Junior National Team to a 4-2 victory against the United States in an exhibition game Friday in Angelholm, Sweden.

The U.S. National Junior Team will play a final exhibition match against Finland on Sunday before beginning preliminary-round action in Group A of the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship on Dec. 26.

The U.S., which outshot Sweden 38-23, received third-period goals by Ryan Hartman (Plymouth Whalers; Chicago Blackhawks) and Daniel O'Regan (Boston University; San Jose Sharks). Goalie Anthony Stolarz (London Knights; Philadelphia Flyers) made 19 saves.


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Posted On Friday, 12.20.2013 / 6:24 PM

By Adam Kimelman -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

Canada cuts two from WJC roster

Canada cut two players from its roster for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship on Friday.

Sent home were forward Hunter Shinkaruk, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, and defenseman Damon Severson, a New Jersey Devils draft pick. Neither player skated in Canada's 4-2 victory against Finland on Friday in a pre-tournament game in Angelholm, Sweden.

The moves leave Canada's roster at 23 players; one more player must be cut prior to the start of the tournament, which runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, 2014 in Malmo, Sweden.


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Posted On Friday, 12.20.2013 / 4:35 PM

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USA World Juniors: Henrik Samuelsson interview

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USA World Juniors: Connor Carrick interview

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USA World Juniors: 2014 tournament pool preview

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