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2011 World Junior A Challenge
World Jr A Logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Dates November 7, 2011 – November 13, 2011
Teams 6
Venue(s) Langley Events Centre
Langley, British Columbia (in {{{cities}}} host cities)
Champions Flag of Canada Canada West (3 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 13
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Sean Kuraly (6 pts.)
MVP Flag of Canada Devin Shore

The 2011 World Junior A Challenge was an international Junior "A" ice hockey tournament organized by Hockey Canada. It was hosted in Langley, British Columbia, from November 7–13, 2011, at the Langley Events Centre. The event included the 7th annual Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game Challenge, marking the first time the two events have been paired together.

TeamsEdit

BackgroundEdit

Canada East, Canada West, Russia, Sweden and the United States returned, while the Czech Republic replaces Switzerland. Canada East comprised Canadian players from the Northern Ontario, Ontario, Central Canada, Quebec, and Maritime Junior A Leagues, while Canada West comprised Canadian players from the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Superior International Junior A Leagues. The United States, with players from the United States Hockey League, aimed for a record fourth-straight WJAC victory.

Exhibition scheduleEdit

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
Ex1 Canada West 1 Canada East 3 Final - Shots: 23-21 CANE November 3, 2011 - 19:00 PST - Langley, BC
Ex2 Sweden 8 Czech Republic 2 Final - Shots: 34-24 SWE November 5, 2011 - 14:00 PST - Langley, BC
Ex3 Canada East 1 United States 4 Final - Shots: 33-30 CANE November 5, 2011 - 15:30 PST - North Delta, BC
Ex4 Canada West 1 Russia 2 Final - Shots: 53-21 CANW November 5, 2011 - 19:00 PST - Chilliwack, BC

2011 TournamentEdit

Group AEdit

Pool A Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 2-0-0 3 0
2 Flag of the United States United States 1-1-0 6 2
3 Flag of Canada.svg Canada West 0-2-0 1 8

Group BEdit

Pool B Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1 Flag of Canada.svg Canada East 1-0-1 7 3
2 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 1-1-0 4 8
3 Flag of Russia Russia 1-1-0 6 6

ResultsEdit

Round Robin Results
Game Pool Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 B Canada East 5 Czech Republic 0 Final - Shots: 32-16 CANE November 7, 2011 - 16:00 PST - Langley, BC
2 A United States 0 Sweden 1 Final - Shots: 44-24 USA November 7, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC
3 B Czech Republic 4 Russia 3 Final - Shots: 43-31 RUS November 8, 2011 - 16:00 PST - Langley, BC
4 A Sweden 2 Canada West 0 Final - Shots: 38-29 CANW November 8, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC
5 B Russia 3 Canada East 2 SO Final - Shots: 49-30 CANE November 9, 2011 - 16:00 PST - Langley, BC
6 A Canada West 1 United States 6 Final - Shots: 34-30 USA November 9, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC

Championship RoundEdit

Championship Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
QF Russia 3 United States 6 Final - Shots: 56-29 USA November 10, 2011 - 16:00 PST - Langley, BC
QF Canada West 4 Czech Republic 1 Final - Shots: 35-21 CANW November 10, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC
SF United States 2 Canada East 4 Final - Shots: 28-23 CANE November 11, 2011 - 16:00 PST - Langley, BC
SF Canada West 2 Sweden 1 OT Final - Shots: 29-24 SWE November 11, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC
5th Russia 3 Czech Republic 2 Final - Shots: 34-32 CZE November 12, 2011 - 12:00 PST - Langley, BC
3rd United States 4 Sweden 0 Final - Shots: 33-23 USA November 12, 2011 - 19:30 PST - Langley, BC
1st Canada West 4 Canada East 2 Final - Shots: 28-24 CANW November 13, 2011 - 17:00 PST - Langley, BC

Final standingsEdit

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

StatisticsEdit

ScorersEdit

Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G A P PIM
Sean Kuraly United States 5 3 3 6 8
Devin Shore Canada East 4 2 4 6 0
Mario Lucia United States 5 4 1 5 0
Radim Matus Czech Republic 4 2 2 4 0
Tyler Spink Canada East 4 1 3 4 0
Vince Hinostroza United States 5 1 3 4 4
Randy Gazzola Canada East 4 3 0 3 0
Aaron Hadley Canada West 5 3 0 3 2
Bogdan Yakimov Russia 4 2 1 3 0
Alex Kerfoot Canada West 5 2 1 3 2

GoaltendersEdit

Goalie Leaders
Player Team GP Mins GA SO GAA Sv% Record
Zane Gothberg United States 2 119:55 1 1 0.50 0.979 1-1-0
Oscar Dansk Sweden 2 122:09 2 1 0.98 0.971 1-0-1
Mathias Israelsson Sweden 2 120:00 4 1 2.00 0.943 1-1-0
Sean Maguire Canada West 4 242:09 6 0 1.49 0.942 3-1-0
Andrei Vasilevski Russia 3 164:14 9 0 3.29 0.926 1-2-0

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player: Devin Shore (Canada East)

All-Star Team

Forwards: Alex Kerfoot (Canada West), Mario Lucia (United States), Devin Shore (Canada East)
Defense: Ludwig Bystrom (Sweden), Kevin Lough (Canada East)
Goalie: Sean Maguire (Canada West)

RostersEdit

Canada EastEdit

Flag of Canada.svg Players: Jason Pucciarelli, Adrian Ignagni, Mackenzie Weegar, Paul Geiger, Aidan Wright, Phil Hampton, Ben Hutton, Kevin Lough, Randy Gazzola, Daniel Milne, Kyle Dutra, David Friedmann, Tylor Spink, Patrick Megannety, Tyson Spink, Braedan Russell, Justin Danforth, Michael Neville, Drake Caggiula, Devin Shore, Jeff DiNallo, Daniel Leavens

Staff: Curtis Hodgins, Jason Nobili, Greg Walters, Pierre Menard, Robb Crawford, Amanda Gilroy, Derek Blais

Canada WestEdit

Flag of Canada.svg Players: Tyler Briggs, Sean Maguire, Troy Stecher, Luke Juha, Sam Jardine, Brett Corkey, Reece Willcox, Rhett Holland, Colton Parayko, Carson Cooper, Connor Hoekstra, Alex Kerfoot, Aaron Hadley, Brandon Morley, Riley Kieser, Peter Quenneville, Wesley Myron, Michael Stenerson, Evan Richardson, Curtis Loik, Jujhar Khaira, Travis St. Denis

Staff: Kent Lewis, Andrew Milne, Dean Brockman, Jeff Battah, Jeff Woods, Erin Berkowski, Shawn Bullock

RussiaEdit

Flag of Russia Players: Igor Ustinski, Ivan Nalimov, Andrei Vasilevski, Andrei Ermakov, Stanislav Garyeyev, Ilya Lyubushkin, Valeri Vasiliev, Egor Malenkikh, Damir Galin, Nikita Lisov, Damir Musin, Arseni Erokhin, Arseni Khatsei, Bogdan Yakimov, Alexei Filippov, Ivan Petrakov, Anatoli Ryabov, Alexei Kudreman, Ilya Yamkin, Leonid Avtomov, Vyacheslav Osnovin, Damir Zhafyarov, Daniil Yunyshev, Alexander Timirev, Alexander Barabanov, Valentin Zykov, Valeri Nichushkin

Staff: Andrei Parfenov, Igor Semenov, Ruslan Suleymanov, Sergey Fedotov, Oleg Norchenko

SwedenEdit

Flag of Sweden Players: Oscar Dansk, Mathias Israelsson, Robert Hägg, Ludwig Bystrom, Calle Andersson, Linus Arnesson, Jesper Pettersson, Tommy Stenqvist, Hampus Lindholm, Frederic Anderberg, Jesper Fröden, Tobias Törnkvist, Mattias Kalin, Ludvig Nilsson, Anton Brehmer, Victor Gustavsson, Jacob de la Rose, Gustav Possler, Filip Sandberg, Elias Lindholm, Erik Karlsson, Alexander Wennberg

Staff: Rikard Gronborg, Anders Johansson, Nizze Landen, Adam Andersson, Mikael Persson, Frederik Carls, Jan Johansson

Czech RepublicEdit

Flag of the Czech Republic Players: Patrik Polivka, Marek Langhamer, Vojtech Zadrazil, Lukas Buchta, Jan Kostalek, Ronald Knot, Adam Hawlik, Karel Plasil, Stepán Jenik, Pavel Sedlacek, Martin Matejcek, Ondrej Slovacek, Petr Koblasa, Michal Svihalek, Matej Zadrazil, Martin Prochazka, Euvstathio Soumelidis, Dominik Simon, Vojtech Tomecek, Jan Hudecek, Tomás Rousek, Tomas Franek

Staff: Jakub Petr, Jiri Veber, Klas Ostman, Marek Novotny, Jaroslav Brabec, Daniel Waciakowski

United StatesEdit

Flag of the United States Players: Ryan McKay, Zane Gothberg, Chris Bradley, Brian Cooper, Ian McCoshen, Ethan Prow, Mike Reilly, Jordan Schmaltz, Andy Welinski, Riley Bourbonnais, Alex Broadhurst, Tony Cameranesi, Austin Cangelosi, Sam Herr, Vince Hinostroza, Kevin Irwin, Sean Kuraly, Mario Lucia, A.J. Michaelson, Brett Patterson, Ray Pigozzi, Austyn Young

Staff: Regg Simon, Shane Fukushima, Bliss Littler, Darrin Flinchem, Todd Klein, Dr. Alan Ashare, Marc Boxer

CJHL Prospects GameEdit

CJHL Prospects Game logo

For the first time in its history, the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game was a part of the WJAC festivities. Just like the previous two Prospects Games, the event is actually two "prospect" games with the President's Cup going to the winning goal aggregate.

SummaryEdit

Game OneEdit

West Prospects' Adam Tambellini scored a rebound goal in overtime on East's Brock Crossthwaite to give the West the come from behind victory. Despite being outshot 44-30 by the East, the West goes into Game Two with a one goal lead in the goal-aggregate two-game series.

Game TwoEdit

Again, the West Prospects come back from a deficit (3-2 midway through the game) with a tying goal from Sean McGovern late in the second, Justin Lund scored the winning goal only 28 seconds into the third, and Chase McMurphy scored the insurance marker only 61 seconds later to clinch game two of the Prospects Games. The 5-3 victory gave the West a 9-6 aggregate victory over the East for the series and their fourth Presidents Cup in 7 years.

ResultsEdit

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 East Prospects 3 West Prospects 4 OT Final - Shots: 44-30 East November 12, 2011 – 16:00 PST – Langley, BC
2 East Prospects 3 West Prospects 5 Final - Shots: 31-28 West November 13, 2011 – 12:00 PST – Langley, BC

RostersEdit

East ProspectsEdit

Players: Simon Lemieux, Brock Crossthwaite, Zachary Borsoi, James De Haas, Chad Duchesne, Fraser Turner, Patrick Piacentini, Mitch Eden, Patrick McCarron, Deric Boudreau, Stephen Anderson, Dalen Hedges, Jordan Delaurier, Joe Sullivan, Chris King, Ben Dalpe, Ross Johnston, Dany Boyer, Cooper Richards, Matt Buckles

Staff: Sheldon Keefe, Dave Campbell

West ProspectsEdit

Players: Dawson MacAuley, Matt Tomkins, David Iacono, Devon Toews, Tyler Mueller, Tanner Jago, Braxton Bilous, Brendan Dusik, T.J. Reeve, Adam Tambellini, Ryan Berlin, Austin Plevy, Corey Petrash, Jared Iron, Sean McGovern, Wade Murphy, Morgan Zulinick, Justin Lund, Chase McMurphy, Jordan Larson

Staff: Jason McKee, Gord Cochrane

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
2010 World Junior A Challenge
World Junior A Challenge
2011
Succeeded by
2012 World Junior A Challenge

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