Video: 2013 World Junior Championship - Mikhail Grigorenko and Alex Khokhlachev, Russ
After winning gold and silver at the last two World Junior Championships, 2013 host country Russia find themselves in a position to bring home another medal, possibly gold, in front of a home crowd.
But the job will not be easy as the Russians will face the team that defeated them in last year's gold medal game, Sweden, after struggling to defeat a game but far less talented Swiss squad in today's quarter-final game.
The scoring star for Russia in the game against Switzerland was forward Mikhail Grigorenko. Grigorenko, a Buffalo Sabres prospect currently playing for the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, scored a goal in regulation and assisted on the game-tying goal by Nikita Kucherov, then added another goal in the shootout.* Grigorenko had been relatively quiet at this tournament, but came through for his team when they needed his offense.… read more