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Ducks Prospects Zegras, Dostal Playing in 2020 World Junior Championship

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Ducks prospects Trevor Zegras (United States) and Lukas Dostal (Czech Republic) are representing their respective countries at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. The tournament is being held in Ostrava and Trinec in the Czech Republic from Dec. 26, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020. The World Junior Championship begins Thursday (Dec. 26), including a showdown between the USA (Zegras) and Canada at 10 a.m. PT on NHL Network.

Zegras (first round, ninth overall in 2019) has appeared in 16 games with Boston University (Hockey East) this season, collecting 5-12=17 points with a +7 rating and 25 PIM. Zegras helped Team USA to a U-18 World Championship bronze medal in 2019 and a U-17 World Hockey Challenge gold medal in 2017.

Dostal (third round, 85th overall in 2018) has gone 17-1-4 with a 1.92 GAA and .923 SV% in 23 games with Ilves of the Finnish Elite League. Dostal won silver with the Czech Republic at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (3-1-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .919 SV%) and played in four games at the 2019 World Juniors.

The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship will be aired on NHL Network in the U.S. Below is the tournament schedule for all Anaheim prospects (all times Pacific).

Thursday, Dec. 26
Czech Republic (Dostal) vs. Russia, 6 a.m.
Canada vs. United States (Zegras), 10 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 27
Germany vs. United States (Zegras), 10 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28
Czech Republic (Dostal) vs. Germany, 6 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29
United States (Zegras) vs. Russia, 10 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 30
United States (Zegras) vs. Czech Republic (Dostal), 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31
Canada vs. Czech Republic (Dostal), 10 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 2
Quarterfinal, 3:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal, 6 a.m.
Quarterfinal, 8:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 4
Semifinal, 6 a.m.
Semifinal, 10 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 5
Bronze medal game, 6 a.m.
Gold medal game, 10 a.m.

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