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U.S. advances to semifinal game against Russia

Updated: January 3, 2006, 8:09 AM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Cory Schneider made 30 saves and Phil Kessel and Chris Bourque scored goals to lead the United States to a 2-1 quarterfinal victory over the Czech Republic on Monday night in the world junior championship.

The United States will face Group B winner Russia in the semifinals Tuesday night.

Kessel, the University of Minnesota freshman star expected to be the top pick in the NHL draft, opened the scoring on a power play at 3:23 of the first period, and he ...

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