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OILERS PROSPECTS AT THE WORLD JUNIORS

WJC REPORT: Oilers prospects shine on Day 1

Roy, Hamilton and Lander all play big parts in each of their team's day 1 wins

Sunday, 26.12.2010 / 9:04 PM / Oilers at the World Juniors
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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WJC REPORT: Oilers prospects shine on Day 1
Team Canada members congratulate goaltender and Oilers prospect Olivier Roy after the game (photo by Getty Images)  
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Five Oilers prospects are taking part in the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York. We are providing daily reports and starting Friday we will be on location to provide video, written features and more through to the end of the tournament.

Four of those prospects played on the tournament's first day with three coming away with a victory and playing big parts in their respective wins.

Team Canada doubled up Russia 6-3 during the afternoon. OIlers prospect Olivier Roy made 24 saves as Canada outshot Russia 42 to 27 in the victory.

Curtis Hamilton had a successful outing for the red and white with a goal, two shots and a +2 rating. He also added two penalty minutes.

"We're four lines deep and had a lot of success tonight," Hamilton told NHL.com. "The butterflies were there in the early going, but as the game wore on, we got more comfortable and played really well. We came out strong and it's good to get this first win out of the way."

Anton Lander had two assists, four shots on goal (all in the second period) and a +3 rating to help lead Sweden to a 7-1 win over Norway on Sunday.

Toni Rajala had an assist and led Finland with six shots on goal but the Finnish squad fell 3-2 in overtime to USA in their opening match-up.


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MORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS & MULTIMEDIA
ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE & RESULTS
(all times mountain)

Sunday, December 26:


Canada 6 - Russia 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 7 - Norway 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

USA 3 - Finland 2 (OT)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Monday, December 27:

Slovakia vs. Germany - 5:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Tuesday, December 28:

Finland vs. Switzerland - 10:30 a.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada
vs. Czech - 2:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden vs. Russia - 5:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Slovakia vs. USA - 6:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Wednesday, December 29:

Finland vs. Germany - 1:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada vs. Norway - 5:30 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Thursday, December 30:

Slovakia vs. Switzerland - 1:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden vs. Czech - 1:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Friday, December 31:

Finland vs. Slovakia - 10:30 a.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Post-Game Interviews

Sweden vs. Canada - 2:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Post-Game Interviews

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OILERS PROSPECT STATS AT THE WJC:

Name GP G A PTS PIM +/-
R. Nugent-Hopkins CAN 6 4 11 15 2 +6
Nail Yakupov RUS 7 3 5 8 0 +2
Tobias Rieder GER 6 3 2 5 0 -8
Danil Zharkov RUS 7 1 0 1 6 -1
David Musil CZE 6 0 0 0 18 E

ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS:

GROUP A

Country GP W OTW OTL L PTS GF GA
SWEDEN 4 3 1 0 0 11 19 8
CZECH 4 2 1 0 1 8 12 10
SWITZER. 4 1 0 3 0 6 16 14
FINLAND 4 1 1 0 2 5 15 15
LATVIA 4 0 0 0 4 0 6 21

GROUP B


Country GP W OTW OTL L PTS GF GA
CANADA 4 4 0 0 0 12 21 8
RUSSIA 4 2 1 0 1 8 13 7
USA 4 2 0 0 2 6 19 7
SLOVAKIA 4 0 1 1 2 3 10 19
GERMANY 4 0 0 1 3 0 4 26