Monday, 3 January 2011

International Tournament Update

It's a rematch we've been waiting almost a year for.

Canada will face the United States Monday night in a semifinal showdown at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Brandon Wheat Kings' centre Brayden Schenn notched a pair of assists to help Canada to a 4-1 victory over Switzerland in Sunday's quarter-final game.

Schenn now has 16 points, two shy of the single tournament record for a Canadian player.

He's also surpassed the highest point total for a Wheat King at the event. Marty Murray registered 15 points in winning the top forward award at the 1995 World Juniors in Red Deer.

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Chandler Stephenson (Regina Pats) had a goal and two assists to help Team West to a 4-1 victory over Slovakia Sunday night at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg.

Killarney's Reid Gow (Spokane Chiefs) and Grandview's Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings) also scored for Team West, with Pulock being named the Player of the Game.

West finishes the preliminary round with a 2-and-2 record and will face Team Atlantic in the fifth-place game on Monday night in Portage.

The semifinals at the MTS Centre will see Ontario take on Quebec and Team Pacific plays the United States.

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