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World Juniors: Day 6 recap

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
The quarterfinals are set as the preliminary round wrapped up on Day 6 of the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Sweden (5) – Canada (2)
Jake Virtanen (CAN): 1 shot, -1, 2PIM

Team Canada (1-1-0-2) will head into the knockout stage with just one regulation win after a 5-2 loss to Sweden (4-0-0-0) on Thursday, marking the first time since 1998 Canada has dropped two games in the preliminary round.

Sweden held leads of 2-1 after 20 minutes and 3-1 going into the final frame, while also outshooting Canada 32-24 along the way.

Jake Virtanen had just one shot on goal, as the 2014 sixth-overall pick finishes the preliminary round without a point.

Canada will face Finland (3-0-0-1) in the quarterfinals.

Next up (quarterfinals): vs. Finland (Saturday, 8am PT, TSN)

United States (4) – Denmark (1)
Brock Boeser (USA): 1 assist, 2 shots, +1

The United States (3-0-0-1) will head into the quarterfinals on a high note after a 4-1 win over Denmark on Thursday.

Auston Matthews, Sonny Milano and Colin White each finished with a goal and assist to pace the offence for the U.S.

Brock Boeser finished the day with two shots on goal, as he wraps up the preliminary round with one assist, eight shots on goal and a plus-2 rating through four games.

The United States held a 44-17 shot advantage in the game and will face the Czech Republic (2-0-1-1) in the quarterfinals.

Next up (quarterfinals): vs. Czech Republic (Saturday, 10am PT, TSN2)

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