Get ready… Last year’s World Juniors Championships featured a classic gold-medal game, in which the United States beat Canada in overtime. This year, only one of the teams will even get the chance to play for gold. Canada, with Kings prospect Brayden Schenn, defeated Switzerland 4-1 this afternoon and will face the United States (and Kings prospect Derek Forbort) tomorrow in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to Wednesday’s gold-medal game.
Schenn kept his tournament point streak alive today, with two assists, as Canada outshot Switzerland 50-17. Schenn has seven goals and nine assists in five tournament games. Russia (with Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn) plays Finland today at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time for the right to face Sweden in tomorrow’s semifinals.