Russia beats Canada 6-5 for junior worlds bronze

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UFA, Russia (AP) -- Valeri Nichushkin scored 1:35 into overtime to give Russia a 6-5 victory over Canada on Saturday in the bronze-medal match at the junior ice hockey world championships.

Nichushkin broke down the right side and skated in on net alone, scoring into the left corner.

Canada trailed throughout before Brett Ritchie tied it with nine minutes left in regulation to force the extra period.

Andrei Makarov made 40 saves Russia, while Malcolm Subban stopped 19 shots for Canada.

Defending champion Sweden was scheduled to play the United States for the title later Saturday.