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Top 5 Plays of the Week: World Juniors Edition

The LA Kings had a tournament-high of nine prospects competing, including gold-medal winning Akil Thomas and Aidan Dudas

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Over the past two weeks, nine LA Kings prospects competed in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, representing five different teams in the tournament in Czech Republic. 

The Kings prospects in attendance were:

  • Akil Thomas and Aidan Dudas: Team Canada
  • Arthur Kaliyev and Alex Turcotte: Team USA
  • Samuel Fagemo and Tobias Bjornfot: Team Sweden
  • Rasmus Kupari and Kim Nouisainen: Team Finland
  • Lukas Parik: Czech Republic. 

The standout of the tournament was Team Sweden's Fagemo, who was the highest scoring player overall, tallying eight goals and five assists in seven games. So much so, we could have made this the Top 5 Plays of the Week: Fagemo Edition.

Nonetheless, below are the Top 5 Plays from the World Juniors:
 

 5) Fagemo's Sixth Goal of the Tournament vs Slovakia

Tweet from @LAKings: NEWS ALERT: @samuelfagemo likes scoring goals 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨#WorldJuniors | #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/k5tXUEqxbb

Who doesn't like scoring goals?


4) Kaliyev's One-Timer vs Russia

Tweet from @LAKings: .@Arthur_Kaliyev blasts a one-timer into the back of the net on the power play to give @USAhockey a 1-0 lead over Team Russia 🇺🇸#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/fDY76aC8aq

Kaliyev unloads to give Team USA the lead.


3) Fagemo Falls and Scores

Tweet from @LAKings: .@SamuelFagemo snaps a one-timer into the back of the net while falling down to give Team Sweden a 1-0 lead 😲#GoKingsGo 🇸🇪 pic.twitter.com/75e0BlSDwf

With a quick turn and snap, he finds the back of the net 


2) Turcotte to Kaliyev for a Power-Play Goal

Tweet from @LAKings: .@Turcotte__71 makes a nifty move to get into the zone and @Arthur_Kaliyev one-times it into the back of the net to give t��h��e�� ��L��A�� ��K��i��n��g��s�� Team USA a 2-0 lead 🇺🇸🙌#GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/cfMEQjff3F

The two future Kings teammates are already building chemistry.


1) Thomas' Gold Medal-Winning Goal

Watch: Youtube Video

His first and last goal of the tournament was memorable to say the least.


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