(January 3) On Wednesday, Rick DiPietro made 20 saves as he
spearheaded Team USA's 3-2 win over Slovakia at the World Junior
Championships in Moscow. DiPietro improved his record to 4-1-0. With
a win on Friday against Switzerland, Team USA would place in fifth.
Left wing Raffi Torres scored in a 5-2 loss to Finland in a semifinal
game at Luzhniki Minor Arena in Moscow. Canada next plays Sweden for
the bronze medal on Friday. Team Canada trailed the entire game.
Torres cut Canada's deficit to 3-2 at 8:05 of the third period with a
knee-high wrist shot from the left of Finnish goaltender Ari Ahonen.
In the other semifinal game of the day, the Czech Republic squeaked
past Sweden, 1-0. Islanders prospect Bjorn Melin drew three minor
penalties for Team Sweden with two coming in the first period for
elbowing and high sticking and the last a roughing call late in the