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World Juniors: Day 11 recap

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
Brock Boeser scored his first of the tournament as the United States cruised to a bronze medal win against Sweden on Day 11.

United States (8) – Sweden (3)
Brock Boeser (USA): 1 goal, 3 shots

Three players had multi-goal games as the United States rolled over Sweden by an 8-3 score on Wednesday to capture the bronze medal at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Anders Bjork, Ryan Donato and Matthew Tkachuk each scored twice for the Americans, which erased a 2-2 deadlock after 20 minutes with four goals in the middle stanza, blowing the game wide open.

Canucks 2015 first round pick Brock Boeser scored his first of the tournament, tipping in a point shot early in the second period.

Boeser finishes the tournament with three points (1-2-3), 12 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in seven games. The University of North Dakota star is eligible to play for the United States again next year.

American goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic made 35 saves between the pipes.

This marks the ninth time the United States has won a medal at the World Juniors and fifth time they have earned bronze.

This also marks the first time a Canucks prospect has earned bronze at the event since 2010 when former prospects Peter Andersson and Anton Rodin did so with Sweden.

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