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United States, Russia lead world junior hockey field

Updated: December 21, 2005, 12:08 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The United States and Russia are considered the teams to beat at the world junior hockey championship starting Monday in Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna, British Columbia.

The Czech Republic is also touted, while defending champion Canada is considered a dark horse with its youth and inexperience at the world under-20 level.

"I don't think it's a secret we're not going into this tournament, despite playing at home, as the favorite," said Blair Mackasey, Hockey Canada's ...

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