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WJC Recap: Sweden and Canada Advance to Gold Medal Game

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Sweden and Canada will meet in the gold medal game today to wrap up the 2018 World Junior Championships

Canada v Czech Republic: Semifinals - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

Relegation Round Game 2: Denmark vs Belarus | Best of Three (Denmark 2-0)

Final Score: Denmark 3, Belarus 2 (SO)

Denmark Goal Scorers: Nielsen and Rondbjerg (Golden Knights)

Belarus Goal Scorers: Sushko and Litvinov

Semifinals Game 1: USA vs Sweden

Final Score: Sweden 4, USA 2

Sweden Goal Scorers: Pettersson (Canucks), Andersson (Rangers), Steen (Bruins) and Jonsson Fjallby (Capitals)

USA Goal Scorers: Bellows (Islanders) and Tkachuk (18’ DE)

Sabres Prospects Update: Casey Mittelstadt - 0 G, 0 A, 4 SOG, 23:55 TOI | Alex Nylander - 0 G, 1 A, 3 SOG, 18:30 TOI | Marcus Davidsson - 0 G, 1 A, 1 SOG, 12:52 TOI

Semifinals Game 2: Canada vs Czech Republic

Final Score: Canada 7, Czech Republic 2

Canada Goal Scorers: Steel (Ducks), Batherson x3 (Senators), Comtois (Ducks), Kyrou (Blues) and Katchouk (Lightning)

Czech Goal Scorers: Zadina x2 (18’ DE)

Sabres Prospects Update: Vojtech Budik - 0 G, 1 A, 3 SOG, 16:17 TOI

Medal Round Matchups

Bronze - USA vs Czech Republic - 4 PM EST | January 5th

Gold - Canada vs Sweden - 8 PM EST | January 5th

Players to Watch Update

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: 2-3-0 | .878 save percentage | 3.13 GAA | 116 saves on 132 shots (final tournament stats)

Marcus Davidsson: 6 GP | 1 G | 2 A | 3 PTS | 10 SOG

Alex Nylander: 6 GP | 1 G | 6 A | 7 PTS | 20 SOG

Vojtech Budik: 6 GP | 0 G | 5 A | 5 PTS | 5 SOG

Rasmus Dahlin: 6 GP | 0 G | 6 A | 6 PTS | 22 SOG

Filip Zadina: 6 GP | 7 G | 1 A | 8 PTS | 35 SOG

Casey Mittelstadt: 6 GP | 4 G | 6 A | 10 PTS | 20 SOG

Brady Tkachuk: 6 GP | 3 G | 5 A | 8 PTS | 15 SOG

Andrei Svechnikov: 5 GP | 0 G | 5 A | 5 PTS | 4 SOG (final tournament stats)

Quinn Hughes : 6 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS | 9 SOG