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United States blank Sweden 4-0 to win bronze at World Junior A Challenge

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LANGLEY, B.C. - Vince Hinostroza made 23 saves and Austin Cangelosi had a goal and an assist as the United States blanked Sweden 4-0 to win bronze at the World Junior A Challenge on Saturday.

Mario Lucia opened the scoring at 14:28 in the first period and Cangelosi doubled the lead a minute into the second.

Tony Cameranesi made it 3-0 at 8:31 of the second and Brett Patterson finished off the scoring with a marker late in the final period.

The U.S. peppered Sweden's Gustav Possler with 33 shots.

Earlier in the day, Alexander Barabanov?s goal midway through the second period stood up as the game-winner as Russia took home fifth place following a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic.

With the victory, the Russians finished one spot higher than last year in Penticton, B.C., when they lost to Sweden in the fifth-place game.

Bogdan Yakimov and Daniil Yuryshev also scored goals for Russia, while Matej Zadrazil registered two goals for the Czechs.

Nalimov finished with 32 saves, while Czech counterpart Marek Langhamer made 29 stops.

Sunday's final, meanwhile, will feature an all-Canadian matchup as Canada East takes on Canada West.

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