2012 World Junior A Challenge
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada Canada
Dates November 5, 2012 – November 12, 2012
Teams 6
Venue(s) Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of the United States.png United States of America (4 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 13
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Switzerland Sandro Zangger (7 pts.)
MVP Flag of the United States Vince Hinostroza

The 2012 World Junior A Challenge was an international Junior "A" ice hockey tournament organized by Hockey Canada. It was hosted in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, from November 5–12, 2012, at the Mariners Centre. The event also included the 8th annual Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game Challenge, marking the second time the two events have been paired together.

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Background[edit | edit source]

Canada East, Canada West, Russia, United States, and Czech Republic all return. Switzerland is back after a hiatus, replacing Sweden.

Exhibition schedule[edit | edit source]

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
Ex1 Czech Republic 9 Bridgewater Lumberjacks 2 Final - Shots: 32-32 Even 11/02/2012 - 19:00 AST - Liverpool, NS
Ex2 Canada East 4 Russia 2 Final - Shots: 36-22 CANE 11/03/2012 - 19:00 AST - Digby, NS
Ex3 Canada West 4 United States 3 SO Final - Shots: 50-30 USA 22/03/2012 - 19:00 AST - Barrington, NS

2012 Tournament[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Pool A Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1 Flag of Canada Canada West 2-0-0 11 3
2 Flag of Russia Russia 1-0-1 9 5
3 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 0-2-0 1 13

Group B[edit | edit source]

Pool B Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1 Flag of the United States United States 2-0-0 13 4
2 Flag of Canada Canada East 1-1-0 5 9
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 0-2-0 6 8

Results[edit | edit source]

Round Robin Results
Game Pool Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 A Russia 6 Czech Republic 1 Final - Shots: 30-27 RUS 11/5/2012 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
2 B United States 9 Canada East 1 Final - Shots: 43-27 USA 11/5/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS
3 A Czech Republic 0 Canada West 7 Final - Shots: 33-20 CANW 11/6/2012 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
4 B Switzerland 3 United States 4 Final - Shots: 37-25 USA 11/6/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS
5 A Canada West 4 Russia 3 OT Final - Shots: 40-19 RUS 11/7/2012 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
6 B Canada East 4 Switzerland 3 Final - Shots: 34-31 CANE 11/7/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS

Championship Round[edit | edit source]

Championship Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
QF1 Switzerland 4 Russia 1 Final - Shots: 40-24 SUI 11/8/2012 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
QF2 Czech Republic 0 Canada East 4 Final - Shots: 28-25 CANE 11/8/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS
SF1 Switzerland 4 United States 7 Final - Shots: 36-36 EVEN 11/9/2012 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
SF2 Canada East 0 Canada West 1 Final - Shots: 25-17 CANW 11/9/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS
5th Czech Republic 1 Russia 4 Final - Shots: 41-33 CZE 11/10/2012 - 14:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
Bronze Switzerland 6 Canada East 0 Final - Shots: 32-27 SUI 11/10/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS
Gold Canada West 3 United States 6 Final - Shots: 33-29 USA 11/11/2012 - 19:30 AST - Yarmouth, NS

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Team
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Canada Canada West
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
4th Flag of Canada Canada East
5th Flag of Russia.png Russia
6th Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scorers[edit | edit source]

Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G A P PIM
Vince Hinostroza USA 4 6 2 8 4
Ian Brady USA 4 0 8 8 4
Austin Cangelosi USA 4 2 5 7 4
Sandro Zangger SUI 5 2 5 7 0
Sheldon Dries USA 4 1 6 7 4
Wade Murphy CANW 4 3 3 6 10
Christoph Bertschy SUI 5 3 3 6 16
Robin Leone SUI 5 3 3 6 0
Artyom Prokhorov RUS 4 4 1 5 0
Luca Fazzini SUI 5 4 1 5 4

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Goalie Leaders
Player Team GP Mins GA SO GAA Sv% Record
Ian Bocharov RUS 1 60:00 1 0 1.00 0.976 1-0
Eamon McAdam USA 4 220:00 8 0 2.18 0.927 4-0
Melvin Nyffeler SUI 3 164:46 6 1 2.18 0.925 1-1
Jonah Imoo CANW 4 241:22 9 0 2.24 0.918 3-1
Igor Shestyorkin RUS 3 181:22 9 0 2.98 0.897 1-2

Awards[edit | edit source]

Most Valuable Player: Vince Hinostroza (United States)

All-Star Team

Forwards: Vince Hinostroza (United States), Wade Murphy (Canada West), Sandro Zangger (Switzerland)
Defense: Brady (United States), Stecher (Canada West)
Goalie: Jonah Imoo (Canada West)

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Canada East[edit | edit source]

Flag of Canada Players: Adrian Ignagni, St. Michael's (OJHL); Jason Pucciarelli, Newmarket (OJHL); Randy Gazzola, Trenton (OJHL); Paul Geiger, Stouffville, (OJHL); Phil Hampton, Oakville (OJHL); Ben Hutton, Kemptville (CCHL); Kevin Lough, Cumberland (CCHL); Mackenzie Weegar, Nepean (CCHL); Aidan Wright, Kingston (OJHL); Drake Caggiula, Stouffville (OJHL); Justin Danforth, Cobourg (OJHL); Jeff DiNallo, Newmarket (OJHL); Kyle Dutra, Toronto Lakeshore (OJHL); David Friedmann, Toronto (OJHL); Daniel Leavens, Newmarket, (OJHL); Patrick Megannety, Georgetown (OJHL); Daniel Milne, St. Michael's (OJHL); Michael Neville, St. Michael's (OJHL); Braedan Russell, Oakville (OJHL); Devin Shore, Whitby (OJHL); Tylor Spink, Cornwall (CCHL); Tyson Spink, Cornwall (CCHL).

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CJHL Prospects Game[edit | edit source]

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For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game was a part of the WJAC festivities. Just like the previous three Prospects Games, the event was actually two "prospect" games with the President's Cup going to the winning goal aggregate.

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Game One[edit | edit source]

Game Two[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 East Prospects 0 West Prospects 5 Final - Shots: 30-29 EAST 11/10/2012 - 19:00 AST - Digby, NS
2 East Prospects 6 West Prospects 3 Final - Shots: 33-31 EAST 11/11/2012 - 14:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS

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