Team USA Wins Gold At The IIHF World Junior Championship

Team USA wins gold by beating Team Canada tonight in Montreal to secure their first tournament gold since 2013. In a tense and thrilling conclusion to the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team USA charged back from a 2-0 deficit early in the second period, and a 3-2 Canada lead early in the third period. In a rematch of the 2010 World Junior Championship game, Team USA was able to replicate the end result.

Team USA Wins Gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship

This win completes a comeback tournament, of sorts. After winning bronze at last year’s tournament, sights were set on advancement. This is the 10th medal for Team USA in the history of the tournament and their fifth medal in the last eight. This includes a previous medal count of four gold, one silver, and five bronze.

Team USA finishes the tournament without a single loss. They won their group, which included the likes of Team Russia and Team Canada. Team USA had to beat both of these teams again in elimination games to secure the gold medal.

This will surely be a disappointment for Team Canada, who has failed to win gold for two consecutive years now. This year, however, was a massive improvement on their sixth-placed finish in the tournament last year.

Players like Tyler Parsons, Jordan Greenway, and Luke Kunin were pivotal to the success of Team USA this tournament. This goes without mentioning the fantastic play of the likes of Clayton Keller and second-option goalie Joseph Woll.

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship will be hosted in Buffalo, New York at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. The tournament will begin on December 26, 2017.

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  1. Iceland was definitely the biggest threat to Team USA this year. Coached by the ruthless Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson and such promising young talent like Gunnar Stahl was sure to grant them a gold medal this year. The problem though was that Gunnar shoots predictably to the glove side and that is what ultimately led to their downfall.

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