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Setting the stage for Canada-U.S. at WJC

Sunday, 12.30.2012 / 3:47 AM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

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2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog
Setting the stage for Canada-U.S. at WJC

The United States and Canada have met at least once in each of the last seven World Junior Championship events.

Among the 14 games since 2000, nine have been decided by one goal, five have gone to overtime, and two have ended in shootouts. There was a 1-1 tie in overtime in 2000.

Here are the lineups in advance of Sunday's anticipated matchup between Canada and the United States at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

Canada lineup:

Jonathan Huberdeau - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Mark Scheifele

Jonathan Drouin-Ryan Strome-Nathan MacKinnon

Phillip Danault - Mark McNeill - Ty Rattie

Anthony Camara - Brett Ritchie

Scott Harrington - Dougie Hamilton

Xavier Ouellet-Griffin Reinhart

Morgan Rielly-Tyler Wotherspoon

Ryan Murphy

Malcolm Subban will get the start in goal; Jordan Binnington will serve as backup.

Canada will have just 11 forwards available against the U.S., as both J.C. Lipon and Boone Jenner will be serving suspensions. Sunday is the final game of Jenner's three-game suspension for a hit in a pre-tournament game against Sweden. Lipon was handed a one-game suspension for a high hit on Slovakia's Tomas Mikus on Friday.

USA lineup:

John Gaudreau - J.T. Miller - Rocco Grimaldi

Alex Galchenyuk - Sean Kuraly - Riley Barber

Blake Pietila - Cole Bardreau - Ryan Hartman

Mario Lucia - Vincent Trocheck - Tyler Biggs

Jimmy Vesey

Mike Reilly-Seth Jones

Shayne Gostisbehere-Jacob Trouba

Jake McCabe-Connor Murphy

Patrick Sieloff

John Gibson will start in goal, with Jon Gillies serving as the backup.

Follow Mike Morreale on Twitter at: @mike_morreale

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