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Alexis on fire: Lafreniere should be an impact player at World Juniors

Final score: Canada 3, Sweden 1

Mark Masters has more. Canada has 39 players at this summer's world junior showcase, a group that will eventually be whittled down to the team playing in the annual world junior tournament in Vancouver and Victoria this winter. Veterans Alex Formenton and Maxime Comtois are taking the opportunity to set a tone for the team. Ty Dellandrea exploded for 18 goals in the last 35 games of the season with the Flint Firebirds, the lowest-scoring team in the OHL.

That second-half surge vaulted him up draft boards and he was taken 13th overall by the Stars. A dietary change played a big role. And now the year-old is feeling energized and hoping to crack Canada's World Junior roster. Hunter served as assistant coach for Canada at each of the past two world junior tournaments. The United States cruised to a victory over the Czech Republic to take home the bronze medal at the World Juniors.

This marks the third straight year the U. Craig Button Alexis on fire: Mark Masters Gold-medal experience key for Canada. All tied up with 9: Sweden dominating shots, Twenty minutes or more until we have a gold medalist. He's whistled for tripping behind the Sweden net — and wasn't particularly happy about it. They had two shorties last night against the U.

We're all tied Canada and Sweden play a scoreless first period. Jonah Gadjovich goes off for holding and Sweden's deadly power play unit takes the ice. They're 6 for 25 with the man advantage this tournament. Warmups underway for the gold medal game. Canada is on the ice and we're almost ready for a gold medal matchup: We see you, semifinal sensation Drake Batherson. If you're bored before puck drop, check out USA vs. Czech Republic to pass the time.

Sweden shows why only gold will satisfy in USA romp. Batherson hat trick leads Canada to semifinal win over Czech Republic.