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Canada didn’t get its revenge against the Americans, but that doesn’t make the team’s World Junior Championship victory any less sweet. Tyler Steenbergen scored the go-ahead goal with one minute and 40 seconds remaining in the third as the Canadians bested Sweden, 3-1, to win the World Juniors title a year after dramatically falling to the U.S. in the shootout of the 20…

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After last year's heartbreaking shootout loss in the final of the World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada's goal throughout this year's tournament has been to return to the biggest game of the event and give itself a chance at redemption. From that perspective, the Canadians have reached mission accomplished status, but they know there still is much work to be done – e…

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One KeyBank Center worker earned his pay during the Czech Republic vs. Sweden World Junior Championship game Thursday. He faced an onslaught of warmup shots from the Czechs while fixing an issue from inside the goal. The first attempt whizzed right past his head. Even after turning the goal sideways, he was still struck by a puck. https://twitter.com/aj_ranger/status…

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Sabres prospect Casey Mittelstadt had a goal and an assist in the United States’ 3-1 pre-tournament victory against Sweden in Erie, Pa. Mittelstadt opened the scoring six minutes into the game, beating the Swedish goalie with a glove-side wrist shot on the power play. Kailer Yamamoto scored the game winner, collecting a rebound following a Mittelstadt shot. Fellow…

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JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, is making her debut in Sweden on Thursday. Audiences all over the world take to Falletta, but in Sweden she is viewed with special affection because she studied in New York at the Juilliard School with the great Swedish conductor Sixten Ehrling. A preview in Swedish mentions that connection front and ce…