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Posted: January 5th, 2014

Oscar Dansk

MALMO, Sweden – Andre Burakovsky and Oscar Dansk won medals today at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
But it wasn’t the medal they wanted – gold. The Erie Otters duo and their Swedish teammates settled for silver after a 3-2 overtime loss to Finland in the gold-medal game.
Heavily favored Sweden (6-1-0) lost for the first time in the tournament when Buffalo Sabres prospect Rasmus Ristolainen slid around the defense and slipped a shot under Dansk’s pad 9 minutes, 42 seconds into the extra period to secure Finland’s first World Juniors championship since 1998. Finland is the fifth different winner since 2009.
Dansk, the third-string goaltender on Sweden’s silver-medal team last year, finished the

Andre Burakovsky

tournament with a 5-1-0 record, and ranked second and third overall, respectively, in goals-against average (1.79) and save percentage (.928). Dansk was awarded a Directorate Award as the tournament’s best goaltender.
Ristolainen was named the top defenseman, while Sweden’s Filip Forsberg was named the top forward. Burakovsky, a native of Malmo, was held without a point for the third straight game to finish with three goals and seven points in seven games. Finland (5-1-1) held 1-0 and 2-1 leads in regulation, but Sweden rallied to tie each time. Christian Djoos‘ power-play goal with 9:07 left in the third period forced overtime.

IIHF World Junior Championship recap
at Malmo, Sweden
Semifinals – Saturday

Sweden 2, Russia 1
Finland 5, Canada 1
Medal round – Today
Bronze-medal game: Russia 2, Canada 1
Gold-medal game: Finland 3, Sweden 2 (OT)

Posted: January 4th, 2014

Oscar Dansk

MALMO, Sweden – Erie Otters teammates Andre Burakovsky and Oscar Dansk will play for the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
Dansk stopped 26-of-27 shots to lead unbeaten Sweden to a 2-1 semifinal win against Russia today. Sweden (6-0-0) moves into Sunday’s 1 p.m. final against Finland, which kept the Otters’ duo of Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech from a chance at the tournament championship. Canada faces Russia in the bronze-medal game at 9 a.m.
Dansk carried a shutout into the third against Russia (3-3-0), until Damir Zhafyarov scored 6 minutes, 37 seconds into the period. But Dansk held off the Russians the rest of the way to improve to 5-0-0 with a 1.60 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and one shutout. Burakovsky was held without a point for the second straight game.
He has three goals and seven points in six games. Filip Forsberg and Oskar Sundqvist scored for Sweden, which can win gold for the second time in three years.
* Finland 5, Canada 1: Finland snapped a 2-2 tie on Buffalo Sabres prospect Rasmus Ristolainen‘s goal with 4:24 left in the second period. Then Finland (4-1-1) sealed the win and today’s matchup against Sweden with two third-period goals. McDavid, who was held without a point, has one goal and four points in six games for Canada (4-1-1), which hasn’t won gold at World Juniors since 2009. Pelech was held scoreless and had a plus-1 rating. He has no points and a plus-1 rating in six games.

IIHF World Junior Championship schedule
at Malmo, Sweden (all times EST)
On TV:
All games on NHL Network*
Semifinals – Today
Sweden 2, Russia 1
Finland 5, Canada 1
Medal round – Sunday
Bronze-medal game: Canada (4-1-1) vs. Russia (3-3-0), 9 a.m.
Gold-medal game: Sweden (6-0-0) vs. Finland (4-1-1), 1 p.m.
* DirecTV – Channel 215; Dish Network – Channel 157; Time Warner Cable – Channel 324)

Posted: January 3rd, 2014

MALMO, Sweden – Sweden has blazed through the IIHF World Junior Championship behind a roster led by Erie Otters teammates Andre Burakovsky and Oscar Dansk.
Burakovsky ranks third on the team with three goals and seven points in five games, while Dansk has a 4-0-0 record, 1.75 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and one shutout, to lead unbeaten Sweden (5-0-0) into today’s 9 a.m. semifinal against Russia (3-2-0).
The winner will earn a spot in Sunday’s gold-medal game against the winner of today’s 1 p.m. semifinal between Canada (4-0-1) and Finland (3-1-1). The Canadians, which feature Otters teammates Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech, have endured ups and downs throughout the tournament. But Canada enters today’s matchup on a roll after capturing Group A with a 3-2 win against the United States on New Year’s Eve and a 4-1 quarterfinal victory against Switzerland on Thursday.
McDavid (goal and four points in five games) and Pelech (no points and even plus-minus rating in five games) could meet Burakovsky and Dansk on Sunday in the gold-medal game or the 9 a.m. bronze-medal game. NHL Network will televise all four games.

IIHF World Junior Championship schedule
at Malmo, Sweden (all times EST)
On TV: All games on NHL Network*
Semifinals – Today

Russia (3-2-0) vs. Sweden (5-0-0), 9 a.m.
Canada (4-0-1) vs. Finland (3-1-1), 1 p.m.
Medal round – Sunday
Bronze-medal game (semifinal losers), 9 a.m.
Gold-medal game (semifinal winners), 1 p.m.
* DirecTV – Channel 215; Dish Network – Channel 157; Time Warner Cable (Channel 324)

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia – Dylan Strome scored a goal, but the Erie Otters rookie and Ontario couldn’t overcome a four-goal third period in a 6-2 loss to the United States on Thursday in the final preliminar game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Ontario (2-1-1) failed to qualify for today’s semifinals after finishing third in Group B behind the U.S. (4-0-0) and Russia (3-1-0). Ontario finishes tournament play today at 1 p.m. in the fifth-place game against Sweden (2-1-1), the third-place team in Group A.
Strome leads Ontario and ranks among the top five overall with nine points (four goals and five assists).

Posted: January 2nd, 2014

Andre Burakovsky

MALMO, Sweden – Sweden is on a roll at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Erie Otters teammates Andre Burakovsky and Oscar Dansk are big reasons why.
Burakovsky had two assists, while Dansk stopped all 18 shots he faced, in a 6-0 quarterfinal win against Slovakia today that moved unbeaten Sweden (5-0-0) into the semifinals. Sweden faces Russia (3-2-0), a 5-3 winner against the United States (3-2-0), on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The other semifinal on Saturday features Canada (4-0-1), which has the Otters’ duo of center Connor McDavid and Adam Pelech, meeting Finland (3-1-1) at 1 p.m. The winners will play for the gold medal Sunday at 1 p.m. The losers will play in the bronze-medal game Sunday at 9 a.m. NHL Network will televise all four games.
Burakovsky has three goals and seven points in five games. Dansk has a 4-0-0 record,

Oscar Dansk

1.75 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and one shutout in four games.
* Canada 4, Switzerland 1: McDavid and Pelech were held without a point, but Canada advanced to the semifinals for the 16th straight time with a two-goal third period that broke open a one-goal game today and clinched a matchup with Finland, a 5-3 winner against Czech Republic (2-3-0). Curtis Lazar scored 4 minutes, 11 seconds into the third to open a 3-1 lead. Derrick Pouliot’s goal with capped the win with 6:11 left capped the victory.
McDavid has a goal and four points in five games. Pelech has no points and an even plus-minus rating.

IIHF World Junior Championship schedule
at Malmo, Sweden (all times EST)
On TV:
All medal-round games on NHL Network*
Quarterfinals – Jan. 2
Russia 5, United States 3
Finland 5, Czech Republic 3
Canada 4, Switzerland 1
Sweden 6, Slovakia 0
Semifinals – Saturday
Russia (3-2-0) vs. Sweden (5-0-0), 9 a.m.
Canada (4-0-1) vs. Finland (3-1-1), 1 p.m.
Medal round – Sunday
Bronze-medal game (semifinal losers), 9 a.m.
Gold-medal game (semifinal winners), 1 p.m.
* DirecTV – Channel 215; Dish Network – Channel 157; Time Warner Cable (Channel 324)

Posted: December 31st, 2013

MALMO, Sweden – Erie Otters center Connor McDavid picked the perfect time to score his first goal of the IIHF World Junior Championship.
He scored the go-ahead goal 3 minutes, 54 seconds into the third period in Canada’s 3-2 win against the United States today that clinched first place in Group A. Canada (3-0-1) will face Switzerland (2-2-0) Group B’s fourth-place team, in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 11 a.m. The U.S. (3-1-0) finishes second in Group A and faces Russia (2-2-0), Group B’s third-place team, on Thursday at 6 a.m.
The other quarterfinals feature Sweden (4-0-0), led by Otters teammates Oscar Dansk and Andre Burakovsky, facing Slovakia (1-3-0) at 1:30 p.m., and Czech Republic (2-2-0) facing Finland (2-1-1) at 8:30 a.m.
NHL Network will televise all four games, as well as the semifinals on Saturday and the gold-medal and bronze-medal games on Sunday.
McDavid’s goal snapped a 1-1 tie. Curtis Lazar‘s goal gave Canada a 3-1 lead less than three minutes later. Stefan Matteau scored for the U.S. with 2:45 left. But Canada held on for their second straight comeback win. Canada rallied from a 3-1 second-period deficit to beat Slovakia 5-3 on Monday.
McDavid has one goal and three assists in four games. Otters defenseman Adam Pelech has no points and an even rating for Canada.

Posted: December 31st, 2013

Oscar Dansk

MALMO, Sweden – Oscar Dansk stopped 23-of-25 shots and Erie Otters teammate Andre Burakovsky had an assist to lead unbeaten Sweden to a 3-2 win against Russia on Tuesday that clinched first place in Group B at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Sweden (4-0-0) faces Slovakia (1-3-0), the fourth-place team in Group A, in the last of four quarterfinal games on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The game can be seen live on NHL Network.
Burakovsky, who assisted on a goal that opened a 2-0 lead late in the first period, has three goals and five points in four games in the tournament. Dansk has a 3-0-0 record, 2.33 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in three starts.
At Sydney, Nova Scotia, Otters rookie Dylan Strome and Ontario (5-1) continue preliminary-round play at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge today at 6 p.m. against Russia (0-1-0 entering today’s game against Germany.
Check back for an update on C Connor McDavid, D Adam Pelech and Canada, who’s facing the United States today in Group A play.

Posted: April 25th, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid’s second straight hat trick led Canada to a 6-0 quarterfinal win Thursday in the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. Canada (5-0) moves into today’s semifinal matchup against Finland, with the United States and Russia in the other semifinal. Meanwhile, McDavid added to his tournament-leading totals of eight goals, six assists and 14 points after netting a hat trick in a 6-0 win against Sweden in the final preliminary-round game Tuesday. He already has set Canadian records for goals and points in this tournament with as many as two goals left to play.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013

Erie Otters center Connor McDavid leads all players with five goals, six assists and 11 points in four games for unbeaten Canada in the IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. McDavid, 16, capped his dominant performance in the preliminary round with a hat trick in a 6-0 win against Sweden Tuesday. Canada also beat Slovakia 4-1 last Thursday, Germany 3-1 Saturday and Switzerland 10-1 Monday to win Group B with a 4-0 record and secure a quarterfinal matchup with Czech Republic Thursday. The Czechs finished fourth in Group A with a 1-3 record. The United States finished third in Group A with a 2-2 record, and will meet Group B runner-up Sweden (3-1) in a quarterfinal.

Posted: April 22nd, 2012

BRNO, Czech Republic – Erie Otters defenseman Adam Pelech and Canada captured the bronze medal with a 5-4 overtime win against Finland in the third-place game at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship Sunday. Pelech no points and one shot on goal in the game to finish the tournament with no points, nine shots on goal and eight penalty minutes in seven games.
Hunter Shinkaruk, who plays for Medicine Hat in the Western Hockey League, scored his third goal of the game 2 minutes, 5 seconds into overtime to seal the victory. Belleville’s Brendan Gaunce scored a goal and Oshawa’s Scott Laughton had two assists for Canada, while Sault Ste. Marie’s Matt Murray stopped 29-of-33 shots in net. The United States won the gold medal with a 7-0 win against Sweden.