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Canada's National Junior Team to Play for Bronze
January 4, 2012


CALGARY, Alta. –Canada’s National Junior Team will play for a bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, after losing 6-5 to Russian in the semi-finals on Tuesday.  Sarnia Sting's Nail Yakupov, who plays on the Russian team had three assists in the win.

Canada will now face Finland for bronze on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. MT at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.

 

Canada fell behind 6-1 through forty minutes, but mounted a huge comeback in the third period closing to within one goal of tying the game with five minutes to play. However, Russia held on for the win, handing Canada its first semi-final loss since 2001. Canada had appeared in a tournament record 10 consecutive gold medal games at the IIHF World Junior Championship

 

Sweden, meanwhile, advanced to face Russia in the gold medal game with a 3-2 shootout win over Finland in the other semifinal on Tuesday afternoon.



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