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2013 World Junior Championship schedule

The Pittsburgh Penguins have three players participating in the 2013 World Junior Championship.

Stuart Franklin

The Pittsburgh Penguins have three prospects participating in the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia. The tournament will be held from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

Defenseman Scott Harrington, who the Penguins selected with the No. 54 overall selection in the 2011 NHL Draft, will be representing Team Canada. Defenseman Olli Maatta, who was selected with the No. 22 overall selection in the 2012 draft, will be representing FInland. Forward Teddy Blueger, who was selected with the No. 52 overall selection in 2012, will represent Latvia.

Maatta and Blueger faced each other in the first day of the tournament on Wednesday, as Finland and Latvia are both members of Group A. Finland defeated Latvia by a final score of 5-1. Both Maata and Blueger registered one shot on goal.

Harrington was also in action on the first day of the tournament as Canada dominated Germany by a final score of 9-3. Harrington finished the day with an assist, two shots on goal and a penalty.

Canada and Finland will return to action on Friday, while Latvia will be off until Saturday.

Team USA will begin play on Friday when they challenge Germany.

For a complete schedule of the tournament, click here.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.