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The 2013 World Junior A Challenge was an international Junior "A" ice hockey tournament organized by Hockey Canada. It was hosted in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, from November 4–10, 2013, at the Mariners Centre. The event included the 9th annual Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game Challenge, marking the third time the two events have been paired together.

2013 World Junior A Challenge
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesNovember 4, 2013 – November 10, 2013
Teams6
Venue(s)Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svgCanada Canada West
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Scoring leader(s)United States Nick Schmaltz (12 pts.)
MVPUnited States Nick Schmaltz
2012
2014

TeamsEdit

BackgroundEdit

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

Exhibition scheduleEdit

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
Ex1 United States 4 Canada West 3 Final - Shots: 33-26 USA 02/11/13 - 19:00 AST - Digby, NS
Ex2 Czech Republic 3 Canada East 2 Final - Shots: 40-30 CANE 02/11/13 - 19:00 AST - Barrington, NS

2013 TournamentEdit

Group AEdit

Pool A Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1   United States 2-0-0 12 5
2   Russia 1-1-0 9 10
3   Canada East 0-2-0 4 10

Group BEdit

Pool B Standings
Rank Team W-L-OTL GF GA
1   Canada West 2-0-0 8 4
2   Switzerland 1-1-0 5 4
3   Czech Republic 0-2-0 1 6

ResultsEdit

Round Robin Results
Game Pool Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 B Canada West 4 Switzerland 3 Final - Shots: 42-34 CANW 04/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
2 A Canada East 2 Russia 6 Final - Shots: 40-30 RUS 04/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
3 B Czech Republic 1 Canada West 4 Final - Shots: 33-30 CANW 05/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
4 A Russia 3 United States 8 Final - Shots: 41-25 USA 05/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
5 B Switzerland 2 Czech Republic 0 Final - Shots: 42-23 CZE 06/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
6 A United States 4 Canada East 2 Final - Shots: 28-25 USA 06/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS

Championship RoundEdit

Championship Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
QF1 Czech Republic 1 Russia 3 Final - Shots: 42-31 CZE 07/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
QF2 Canada East 4 Switzerland 5 OT Final - Shots: 42-29 CANE 07/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
SF1 Russia 5 Canada West 2 Final - Shots: 33-27 RUS 08/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
SF2 Switzerland 4 United States 7 Final - Shots: 37-19 USA 08/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
5th Czech Republic 7 Canada East 5 Final - Shots: 40-32 CZE 09/11/13 - 19:00 AST - Liverpool, NS
Bronze Switzerland 3 Canada West 5 Final - Shots: 38-24 CANW 09/11/13 - 20:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS
Gold Russia 1 United States 4 Final - Shots: 29-17 USA 10/11/13 - 12:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS

Final standingsEdit

Team
    United States
    Russia
    Canada West
4th    Switzerland
5th   Czech Republic
6th   Canada East

StatisticsEdit

ScorersEdit

Scoring Leaders
Player Team GP G A P PIM
  Nick Schmaltz USA 4 4 8 12 0
  Connor Hurley USA 4 3 7 10 0
  Kirill Pilipenko RUS 5 4 4 8 2
  Dylan Hoffman CANW 4 4 3 7 0
  Vladislav Kamenev RUS 5 1 6 7 26
  Marty Quince CANE 4 4 2 6 4
  Adam Zboril CZE 4 2 4 6 18
  Karson Kuhlman USA 4 4 1 5 0
  Nicholas Jones CANW 4 3 2 5 2
  Daniil Vovchenko RUS 5 3 2 5 9

GoaltendersEdit

Goalie Leaders
Player Team GP Mins GA SO GAA Sv% Record
  Karel Vejmelka CZE 2 120:00 4 0 2.00 0.925 0-2
  Chris Birdsall USA 1 60:00 2 0 2.00 0.923 1-0
  Maxim Mauerhofer SUI 3 183:54 11 1 3.59 0.909 2-1
  Maxim Tretiak RUS 5 276:23 14 0 3.04 0.906 3-2
  Jesse Jenks CANW 4 240:00 12 0 3.00 0.901 3-1

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player:   Nick Schmaltz

All-Star Team

Forwards:   Nick Schmaltz,   Connor Hurley,   Kirill Pilipenko
Defense:   Neal Pionk,   Adam Plant
Goalie:   Maxim Tretiak

CJHL Prospects GameEdit

For the third consecutive year, the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game was a part of the WJAC festivities. Just like the previous four Prospects Games, the event was actually two "prospect" games with the President's Cup going to the winning goal aggregate.

Prospects East won their fourth President's Cup in nine years with an 8-4 aggregate victory (4-2, 4-2) over Prospects West.

ResultsEdit

Exhibition Results
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes Date – Time – Location
1 Prospects East 4 Prospects West 2 Final - Shots: 42-20 West 08/11/13 - 19:00 AST - Digby, NS
2 Prospects East 4 Prospects West 2 Final - Shots: 38-25 West 09/11/13 - 16:00 AST - Yarmouth, NS

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