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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads Canada

Updated: December 31, 2012, 1:29 AM ET
Associated Press

UFA, Russia -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored in the first period, and Canada beat the United States 2-1 to advance to the next round at the junior ice hockey world championships.

Jacob Trouba scored for the U.S. The Americans need to beat Slovakia on Monday in Group B to move on.

Canada faces Russia on Monday to determine which team gets a bye into the semifinals.

The 19-year-old Nugent-Hopkins was the first pick of the 2011 NHL draft by Edmonton. The center had ...

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