Canada 3 United States 4
SILVER MEDAL FINISH FOR CANADA
Team USA beat Team Canada 4-3 to win the gold medal at the World Junior Championship. The loss, however, still nets Canada silver, making this the sixth consecutive year Team Canada as won a medal at the tournament—the only country to record such an achievement.
The victory gave the US its first WJC gold medal ever, and its first hardware since a silver medal in 1997 when it lost 2-0 to Canada in the final. The US has also earned two bronze medals in tournament history, in 1992 and 1986.
Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf almost made it 4-1 early in the third before Patrick O’Sullivan scored for the US to narrow Canada’s lead to 3-2 at 4:39.
O’Sullivan scored his second of the night, the winner at 14:48, when he chased a loose puck heading toward Canada’s goal. Fleury came out to clear the puck, but it hit defenceman Braydon Coburn and bounced into the net.
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