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Quinn named U.S. coach at 2019 World Junior Championship

Has led Boston University to four straight NCAA tournament appearances

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David Quinn was named coach of the United States for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The announcement was made Friday on NHL Now, in conjunction with USA Hockey.

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Dahlin turns to future after heartbreaking loss in World Junior final

Named tournament's top defenseman, helped chances of being second Sweden-born player taken No. 1 in NHL Draft

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Rasmus Dahlin's stick was broken. So was his heart.

Two days have passed since Dahlin violently slammed his stick against the KeyBank Center boards in frustration after Sweden's 3-1 loss to Canada in the title game at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Friday. Labelled as the future face of the NHL, there was plenty of anguish on it when the final horn sounded, symbolized by the tears tricking down his cheeks.

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5 breakout players from World Junior Championship

Mittelstadt, Sellgren, Batherson among those who excelled at tournament

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- NHL scouts agree that no one international tournament should determine the fate of a top prospect within an organization or in a future NHL Draft.

However, the IIHF World Junior Championship might be the one exception to the rule.

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10 things learned at World Junior Championship

Dahlin dominant for Sweden; U.S. buoyed by bronze; gold looks good on Canada

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship provided an outdoor hockey game amid heavy snowflakes, a look at the next NHL prodigy on defense, and a thrilling finish.

In the end, Canada celebrated its 17th championship after a 3-1 win against Sweden in the gold medal game at KeyBank Center on Friday.

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Canada defeats Sweden for gold medal at World Juniors

Steenbergen breaks tie with 1:40 remaining in third period

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Tyler Steenbergen scored with 1:40 left in the third period, and Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 to win the gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center on Friday.

Steenbergen, selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the fifth round (No. 128) in the 2017 NHL Draft, deflected a pass from defenseman Conor Timmins (Colorado Avalanche) past Sweden goalie Filip Gustavsson (Pittsburgh Penguins) to make it 2-1.

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Frederic, United States top Czech Republic for World Juniors bronze

Bruins prospect scores four goals

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Trent Frederic scored four goals to help the United States to a 9-3 win against the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center on Friday.

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Tkachuk wears Sweden's colors to pay off bet with Flames teammate

Flames forward dons blue-and-yellow garb after U.S. loss at World Junior Championship

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

CALGARY -- The blue and yellow of Sweden were looking quite good on Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk.

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Canada tries for redemption in World Junior final

Will seek to atone for recent failures, disappointments in gold medal game vs. Sweden

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Canada has been here before. This tournament. This game. This moment.

Even this ice surface.

More often than not in recent times, it hasn't worked out well.

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5 things learned from Day 10 of World Juniors

Canada, Sweden advance to gold-medal game; Nylander right at home; football legend drops ceremonial puck

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Thursday was the 10th day of the 2018 World Junior Championship, which is being played in Buffalo.

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Canada defeats Czech Republic in World Juniors semifinals

Batherson scores hat trick, advance to final against Sweden

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Drake Batherson scored a hat trick to lead Canada to a 7-2 win against the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

Batherson, selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round (No. 121) in the 2017 NHL Draft, scored two power-play goals on deflections of shots by defenseman Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche). The first gave Canada a 2-1 lead at 18:08 of the first period, and the second made it 3-1 at 7:48 of the second.

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