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Spirit forward Tom Pyatt notched a goal and an assist in the Team Canada 6-3 win over Team USA at the World Juniors Championship Wednesday. Canada's record moves to 2-0.

World Juniors scores for December 26th, 2006:

Team Switzerland (1-0) 4 - Team Belarus (1-1) 1

Team Germany (2-0) 4 - Team Slovakia (0-1) 2

Saginaw Spirit forwards Tom Pyatt (NYR 05) and Ryan O'Marra (NYI 05) were chosen to represent Canada at the 2007 IIHF World U-20 Championships to be held from December 26, 2006 to January 5, 2007 in Sweden. Pyatt was also named an alternate captain for Team Canada. Both earned gold medals playing with Team Canada at the World Juniors last year.

The World Juniors is an annual competition that pits the best junior hockey players in the world against each other in a series of tournaments. Team Canada will play against teams from the United States, Belarus, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Other OHLer's on Team Canada's roster include Ryan Parent (GUE), Marc Staal (SUD), Steve Downie (PTB), Sam Gagner (LND), Bryan Little (BAR) and James Neal (PLY).

Past World Junior Participants:

2007: Tom Pyatt and Ryan O'Marra, Canada; Tomas Zaborsky, Slovakia; Jan Mursak, Slovenia (A Pool)

2006: Tom Pyatt, Canada (Gold); Michal Birner, Czech Republic

2005: Marek Kvapil, Czech Republic (Bronze)

For more information on the IIHF, please visit IIHF - INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY FEDERATION
 
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