Canadian juniors survive late burst by U.S.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored for Canada in a 2-1 win over the United States at the world junior hockey championship Sunday. Malcolm Subban made 36 saves in a goaltending duel against American netminder John Gibson, who sturned away 30 shots.

Take on Russia for semifinal berth Monday

Team Canada forward Ryan Strome, left, reacts after scoring past Team USA goalie John Gibson, right, during first period Sunday at the world junior hockey championship. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored in the first period, and Canada beat the United States 2-1 to advance to the next round at the junior ice hockey world championships.

Jacob Trouba scored for the U.S. The Americans need to beat Slovakia on Monday in Group B to move on.

Canada faces Russia on Monday to determine which team gets a bye into the semifinals.

The 19-year-old Nugent-Hopkins was the first pick of the 2011 NHL draft by Edmonton. The center had 52 points in 62 games for the Oilers last season.

Slovakia stayed alive by beating Germany 2-1 on an overtime power-play goal by Peter Ceresnak. In Group A, Finland beat Switzerland 5-4 on a shootout goal by Markus Granlund, who also scored twice in regulation. The Czech Republic defeated Latvia 4-2 to advance to the next round. Martin Frk scored twice.