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The 2016 World Junior A Challenge was an international Junior "A" ice hockey tournament organized by Hockey Canada. It was hosted in Bonnyville, Alberta from December 11–17, 2016, at the R. J. Lalonde Arena.

TeamsEdit

BackgroundEdit

Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic, Russia, United States and Switzerland all return.


Exhibition GamesEdit

  • Russia defeated Canada East 5-2
  • Canada West defeated United States 6-5 (OT)

Tournament GamesEdit

Group AEdit

  • Canada West defeated Switzerland 6-2
  • Russia defeated Canada West 5-3
  • Russia defeated Switzerland 6-5 (ot)

Group BEdit

  • Czech Republic defeated Canada East 4-1
  • Czech Republic defeated United States 1-0
  • United States defeated Canada East 3-1

Group A StandingsEdit

Team GP W OW OL L GF GA Pts
Russia 2 1 1 0 0 11 8 5
Canada East 2 1 0 0 1 9 7 3
Switzerland 2 0 0 1 1 7 12 0

Group B StandingsEdit

Team GP W OW OL L GF GA Pts
Czech Republic 2 2 0 0 0 5 1 6
United States 2 1 0 0 1 3 2 3
Canada East 2 0 0 0 2 2 7 0

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • United States defeated Switzerland 9-0
  • Czech Republic defeated Canada West 4-3 (SO)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Canada East defeated  Czech Republic 2-1 (OT)
  • United States defeated Russia 4-2

Fifth Place GameEdit

  • Canada West defeated Switzerland 5-3

Bronze Medal GameEdit

  • Russia defeated Czech Republic 7-4

Gold Medal GameEdit

  • United States defeated Canada East 4-0
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