USA, Canada get easy opening wins at World Junior Hockey Championships
LIBEREC, Czech Republic -- Kyle Okposo, the former Minnesota player set to sign with the New York Islanders, had a goal and an assist to help the United States open the World Junior Hockey Championships with a 5-1 victory over Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
Okposo, selected seventh overall in the NHL 2006 draft, left the Golden Gophers last week, and has begun negotiations with the Islanders on an entry-level contract.
Denver's Tyler Ruegsegger and New Hampshire's James vanRiemsdyk
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