World Jr. Notes: Radek Faksa, Czech Republic wrap up tournament with victory

Dallas Stars prospect Radek Faksa played his final game of the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia on Friday, picking up no points as Czech Republic defeated Switzerland, 4-3, to finish fifth in the tournament.

Tomas Hyka led the Czechs with one goal and two assists.

Faksa registered two shots on goal and an even-rating for the Czechs. He won six of 15 faceoffs in the game.

Faksa, Dallas’ first round pick (13th overall) in 2012, finished the tournament with two assists and a plus-one rating in six games. He won 53 of 97 (54.6 percent) of his faceoffs.

The medal games are Saturday. Stars prospect Emil Molin and Sweden take on Team USA for the gold medal. Canada and Stars prospect Brett Ritchie play Russia for the bronze. Both games will be carried on the NHL Network in the U.S. both live and on a tape delay basis (schedule below). The gold medal game will be streamed live on as well.

Friday’s games

Relegation:  Germany 5, Latvia 2
Relegation:  Finland 11, Slovakia 4
Relegation: Czech Republic 4, Switzerland 3

Saturday’s games

Bronze: Canada vs. Russia, 3:00 a.m. (NHL Network, live & replay 4:30 p.m.)
Gold: USA vs. Sweden, 7:00 a.m. (NHL Network: live & replay 7:00 p.m. / streamed live)

World Junior Championship Statistics

Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects at the 2013 World Junior Championship

Player Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Brett Ritchie  RW Canada  5  0  3  3  +3  2  10
Radek Faksa  C Czech Republic  6  0  2  2  +1  2  8
Emil Molin  LW Sweden  5  2  4  6  0  0  10

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