FINALS: USA TAKES HOME SILVER MEDAL:
Team USA took home a silver medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship after falling to Finland 3-2 on Saturday night.
Isles prospects Oliver Wahlstrom (2018, R1) and Logan Cockerill (2017, R7) each earned their first medal at the World Juniors, but it was a tough loss for Team USA, who gave up the go-ahead goal with 1:26 to play, negating a valient third period rally.
Wahlstrom and Cockerill were held off the scoresheet in the contest, though Wahlstrom had a first-period goal called back due to a crease violation.
With the silver, Team USA has medaled in four straight World Junior Championships.
Russia beat Switzerland 5-2 in the bronze medal game.
SEMIFINALS: WAHLSTROM, COCKERILL ADVANCE TO GOLD MEDAL GAME:
Oliver Wahlstrom, Logan Cockerill and Team USA will compete for a gold medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
Wahlstrom scored and Cockerill picked up an assist, as Team USA beat Russia 2-1 in the semifinals on Friday. Team USA will face Finland on Saturday at 8 p.m. eastern. Watch the game on NHL Network.
The two Islanders prospects hooked up on Team USA's first goal on Friday, as Cockerill (2017, R7) fed an open Wahlstrom (2018, R1) in the first period. The goal was Wahlstrom's second goal and fourth point of the tournament. The assist was Cockerill's first point of the tournament.
QUARTERFINALS: USA ADVANCES, CANADA, CZECHS ELIMINATED:
By Cory Wright
Oliver Wahlstrom, Logan Cockerill and Team USA advanced to the semifinals at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship on Wednesday, beating the Czech Republic 3-1.
Wahlstrom, the Isles' 2018 first-round pick (11th overall) and Cockerill, the Isles' 2017 seventh-round pick (201st overall) did not record any points in the contest. Wahlstrom recorded five shots in 13:03 TOI, while Cockerill skated 11:37 TOI.
Ottawa Senators prospect Josh Norris scored the game-winning goal for Team USA.
Team USA will play Russia in semifinal action at 4 p.m. et on Friday, Jan. 4. Watch the game on NHL Network.
Czech goalie and Isles 2018 third-round pick (72nd overall) Jakub Skarek backed up Lukas Dostal in the loss. Skarek made one appearance in five games for the Czech Republic.
Canada Eliminated by Finns 2-1 in OT:
Noah Dobson and Canada were eliminated from the 2019 World Juniors on Wednesday night after falling 2-1 in overtime to Finland.
Canada led 1-0, but gave up a tying goal with 47 seconds to play in the third period. Canada did not covert on a penalty shot in overtime and Vancouver Canucks Toni Utunen scored the game-winning goal at 5:17 of the extra frame.
Dobson skated 21:55 in Wednesday's loss. The Islanders 2018 first-round pick (12th overall) finished the tournament with one goal in five games.
Canada's early exit comes one year after winning a gold medal.
Switzerland Upsets Sweden 2-0:
Switzerland advanced to the World Junior semifinals after a 2-0 upset win over Sweden on Wednesday. Luca Hollenstein made 41 saves, as Switzerland handed Sweden its first loss of the 2019 tournament. Switzerland will meet Finland in semifinal action on Friday and are looking for their first medal since a bronze at the 1998 World Juniors.
DAY 7: TEAM USA WINS, CANADA LOSES, QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS SET
By Danny Gatta
Team USA defeated Finland 4-1 on Monday night to finish second in Group B (3-0-0-1, 10 points). Islanders prospect Logan Cockerill took two shots and was a +1 in 16:56 of ice time. Isles 2018 first round pick (11th overall) Oliver Wahlstrom recorded no points and one shot in 7:42 of TOI.
Vancouver Canucks prospect Tyler Madden led all scorers with two goals. Team USA will face-off against the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Canada Falls To Russia 2-1:
Team Canada lost to Russia 2-1 Monday for their first loss of the tournament. Boston Bruins prospect Pavel Shen scored what would end up being the game-winning goal midway through the third period.
Islanders 2018 first round pick (12th overall) Noah Dobson recorded one shot in 19:59 TOI. Team Canada finished second to Russia in Group A and will face Finland in the quarterfinals.
Czechs Shut Out Danes 4-0:
Czech Republic blanked Denmark 4-0 to finish third in Group A. Anaheim Ducks prospect Lukas Dostal played a stellar game in net, stopping all 20 shots he faced. Islanders goalie prospect Jakub Skarek did not play in the contest.
Here is the full schedule for the Quarterfinals set to take place on Wednesday, January 2nd:
Sweden vs. Switzerland (4 p.m. et in Victoria)
Canada vs. Finland (6:30 p.m et in Vancouver)
USA vs. Czech Republic (8 p.m. et in Victoria)
Russia vs. Slovakia (10:30 p.m. et in Vancouver)
DAY 5: WAHLSTROM POTS TWO ASSISTS IN OT LOSS, CANADA DOWNS CZECHS:
By Courtney Alimondi
Oliver Wahlstrom had two assists, but Team USA's comeback bid fell short in a 5-4 in OT loss to Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
Team USA trailed 4-0 after 40 minutes of play, but Montreal Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling scored a hat trick, with two goals assisted by the Isles' 2018 first-round pick, to help tie the the game in an eventful third period. Team USA fell 5-4 in overtime making their record 2-0-1-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L), good for second place in Group B. Wahlstrom has three points (1G, 2A) in the last two games.
Fellow Isles prospect Logan Cockerill did not record any points in 8:36 TOI.
Canada Defeats Czechs 5-1:
Canada remains undefeated at 3-0-0-0 [W-OTW-OTL-L] after a 5-1 win against the Czech Republic on Saturday. Islanders' 2018 first-round draft pick (12th overall) Noah Dobson did not record any points but tallied two shots on goal in 16:03 TOI.
Isles' Czech goalie prospect Jakub Skarek played in his first game of this year's World Juniors after replacing Jiri Patera in the third period. Skarek had nine saves and allowed one goal in the 5-1 loss.
DAY 3: WAHLSTROM WOWS IN USA WIN:
By Danny Gatta
Team USA defeated Kazakhstan 8-2 in the late game on Friday night to improve to 2-0-0-0 at the 2019 World Juniors. Isles 2018 first-round pick (11th overall) Oliver Wahlstrom scored the first goal of the game from the face-off to get things going for USA. Wahlstrom finished with one goal on seven shots in 12:12 of ice time.
Isles' 2017 draft pick Logan Cockerill was a +2 in 14:35 of ice time, but did not record a point in the contest. Team USA outshot Kazakhstan 66-13 in a convincing victory. Philadelphia Flyers prospect Joel Farabee recorded a natural hat trick in the first period. Team USA's next game will be Saturday at 10:30 pm. EST against Sweden.
The Czech Republic fell to Russia 2-1 in their second game of the group stage. Islanders goalie prospect Jakub Skarek did not dress for the second straight game.
DAY 2: DOBSON SCORES GAME-WINNER FOR CANADA:
By Cory Wright
Noah Dobson scored the game-winning goal as Canada topped Switzerland 3-2 on Thursday night, improving to 2-0-0-0 in the process at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship.
Dobson's goal was his first point of the tournament and came on his lone shot of the game. Canada's next game is Saturday when they take on the Czech Republic.
DAY 1: CANADA, USA, CZECH REPUBLIC WIN OPENERS:
By Cory Wright
Team USA scored a 2-1 comeback win over Slovakia in their first game of the tournament. Oliver Wahlstrom finished the game with six shots in 10:53 TOI, while Logan Cockerill recorded one shot in 10:12 TOI.
Canada lit up Denmark 14-0 in their tournament opener, including six goals on 12 third period shots. Despite the lopsided score, Noah Dobson did not record a point, but recorded one shot on goal. Morgan Frost led Canada with five points (3G, 2A) while Max Comtois recorded four goals.
The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 2-1 in overtime in the tournament opener, but Isles goalie prospect Jakub Skarek did not dress for the contest.