2012 WJC Day Six: Canada goes undefeated as robin round ends

BUFFALO NY - DECEMBER 26: Erik Gudbranson #5 of Canada is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Gropu B game between Canada and Russia on December 26 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Happy new year everyone, hope you're starting 2012 off on a good note. The final day of 2011 featured three games in the World Juniors with Panthers prospects.

Yaroslav Kosov scored his second goal of the tournament in Russia's 4-3 loss to Sweden in overtime. Kosov finished the game with only one shot on goal and neutral plus-minus. With the loss in over time, Sweden advances to the semifinals with a bye, while Russia faces the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on January 2 at 5:00 pm EST. Winner faces Canada at 9:00 pm EST on January 3.

Speaking of the Czech Republic, they ended the robin round with a 4-0 defeat by Finland. Joonas Donskoi scored his first goal of the World Juniors, ending the game with five shots on net and a plus-one. Finland advances to semifinals, where they will face Slovakia on January 2 at 9:00 pm EST. Winner will face Sweden on January 3 at 5:00 pm EST.

Last but not least, the United States lost to Canada, 3-2. Jonathan Huberdeau had an assist, finishing the night with three shots on net and a plus-one. Quinton Howden was scoreless, with one shot on net and a plus-one. Nick Bjugstad, Connor Brickley, and Kyle Rau were all scoreless in the game. Canada advances to the semifinals on a bye, while the United States advances to the relegation round where they hope to stay in top division for next year's World Juniors. They face Latvia on January 3 at 2:00 pm EST.

Click the jump for standings and stats for Florida's prospects in the tournament.

Player Nation GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Jonathan Huberdeau Canada 4 1 7 8 9 4
Yaroslav Kosov Russia 4 2 2 4 3 0
Joonas Donskoi Finland 4 1 3 4 1 0
Quinton Howden Canada 4 1 2 3 5 2
Kyle Rau United States 4 2 0 2 -1 4
Nick Bjugstad United States 4 1 0 1 -3 0
Connor Brickley United States 3 0 0 0 -3 0

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Advanced to
Sweden 4 2 2 0 0 26 11 10 Semifinals
Russia
4 3 0 0 1 23 5 10 Quarterfinals
Slovakia 4 2 0 0 2 11 17 6 Quarterfinals
Switzerland 4 1 0 1 2 12 16 4 Relegation round
Latvia 4 0 0 0 0 8 31 0 Relegation round

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Advanced to
Canada
4 4 0 0 0 26 5 12 Semifinals
Finland 4 3 0 0 1 19 10 9 Quarterfinals
Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 12 11 6 Quarterfinals
United States 4 1 0 0 3 16 15 3 Relegation Round
Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 6 38 0 Relegation Round

Relegation round

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
United States 1 1 0 0 0 11 3 3
Switzerland 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 3
Latvia 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 0
Denmark 1 0 0 0 1 3 11 0

Note: Wins in regulation are worth three points, overtime wins are two points and over-time losses are worth one point.

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