US wins

UFA, Russia (AP) – John Gaudreau had a hat trick, Riley Barber scored twice and the United States beat the Czech Republic 7-0 to reach the semifinals of the world junior ice hockey championship on Wednesday.

The Americans will play Canada at Ufa Arena on Thursday.

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By Warren Nye,
Photo by Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press
January 2nd, 2013