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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.

Teams

Background

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


Exhibition Games

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

Tournament Games

Group A

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

Group B

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

Group A Standings

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 Standings

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

Quarterfinals

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

Semifinals

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

Fifth Place Game

  • Canada West defeated Switzerland 5-3

Bronze Medal Game

  • Russia defeated Czech Republic 7-4

Gold Medal Game

  • United States defeated Canada East 4-0
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