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Gillies leads USA to 5-1 win over Czech Republic at World Juniors

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According to the International Ice Hockey Federation website, Calgary Flames' prospect Jon Gillies made 23 saves in 24 save opportunities on Thursday as the United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-1 on the opening day of the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship in Malmo, Sweden.

With the victory, the United States improved to 1-0 in the tournament, and are tied for first place with Team Canada in Group A. Team Canada trounced Germany earlier on Thursday by a score of 7-2.

Gillies, who plays for the University of Providence in the NCAA, was the Flames' third round pick, 25th overall in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Gillies was also part of the American team that captured a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia. He played one period in a 8-0 victory over Germany and made seven third period saves.

The United States will next play against Slovakia on Saturday.

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