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WJC REPORT: Big wins & big losses

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
Oilers prospect Olivier Roy collides with Czech Republic's Petr Straka during Tuesday's game (photo by Getty Images)  
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Five Oilers prospects are taking part in the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York. We are providing daily reports and starting Friday we will be on location to provide video, written features and more through to the end of the tournament.

All five of the prospects saw action on Tuesday in Buffalo with four coming away with the regulation victory and three points.

Goaltender Olivier Roy stopped 17 of 19 shots for Team Canada as they rolled to a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic. Curtis Hamilton had an even rating and one shot on goal in a winning cause.

Anton Lander scored the game-winning goal for Sweden in a 2-0 win over Russia. Lander had three shots on goal and was +1 in the game.

Neighbouring Finland also had a shutout victory, blanking Switzerland 4-0. Oilers prospect Toni Rajala had an assist and three shots on goal.

Slovakia lost 6-1 to the USA and Martin Marincin was tossed with less than 8 minutes to play in the third period for an elbow to the head of Jason Zucker. Marincin received a major, match penalty and game misconduct for his actions. Marincin had a +1 rating despite his team's shellacking.

The Oilers prospect received a three-game suspension on Thursday as a result of the penalty. That would put him out until at least the semifinals if his team makes it.

On tap for Wednesday among games involving Oilers prospects is Finland vs. Germany and Canada vs. Norway.

Canada/Czech Highlights
Watch the big plays from Canada's 7-2 win over Czech Republic on Tuesday.
USA/Slovakia Highlights
The Americans pounded the Slovaks 6-1. Watch the highlights here.
Hall & Eberle talk World Juniors
Oilers Taylor Hall & Jordan Eberle talk about their World Junior experiences.

(all times mountain)

Sunday, December 26:

Canada 6 - Russia 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 7 - Norway 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

USA 3 - Finland 2 (OT)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Monday, December 27:

Slovakia 2 - Germany 1 (OT)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Tuesday, December 28:

Finland 4 - Switzerland 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

7 - Czech 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 2 - Russia 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

USA 6 - Slovakia 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Wednesday, December 29:

Finland vs. Germany - 1:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada vs. Norway - 5:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Thursday, December 30:

Slovakia vs. Switzerland - 1:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden vs. Czech - 1:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Friday, December 31:

Finland vs. Slovakia - 10:30 a.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Post-Game Interviews

Sweden vs. Canada - 2:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Post-Game Interviews

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