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Canada East, West to face off in gold-medal game at World Junior A Challenge

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LANGLEY, B.C. - It will be an all-Canadian final at the World Junior A Challenge.

Devin Shore scored twice to lead Canada East into the gold-medal game with a 4-2 semifinal win over the United States on Friday.

Then Alex Kerfoot scored in overtime as Canada West booked a ticket to the title game with a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Both teams will meet in the final Sunday.

Shore opened the scoring four minutes into the game on a breakaway, then added another in the third period for Canada East.

Patrick Megannety and Tylor Spink also scored for Canada East, which lost 6-4 in last year's title game to the U.S.

Ray Pigozzi and Andy Welinski scored for the Americans, who were playing for a fourth straight gold medal.

In the second semifinal, Aaron Hadley gave Canada West a 1-0 lead in the first period.

Filip Sandberg scored a short-handed goal for Sweden in the second to eventually send the game to extra time before Kerfoot scored just over two minutes into overtime.

Canada West will play for its third gold at the tournament after previous victories in 2006 and 2007, both times against Canada East.

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