Ryan Ellis, Carter Ashton and Brayden Schenn put Canada in a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes, but the Russians
scored five unanswered goals in the third period, leaving the Canadians with silver for the second year in a
It wasnвЂ™t the result they wanted, but the United States was able to give its fans something to cheer
about on the final day of the 2011 championship The 4-2 win over Sweden marks the first time the U.S. has
medalled in two consecutive World Juniors.
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Curtis Hamilton and Quinton Howden scored first period goals to kick start the offence as Canada advanced
to a 10th consecutive World Junior gold medal game. ItвЂ™ll face Russia on Wednesday in a rematch of the
Boxing Day opener.
Casey Cizikas scored the game-winning goal late in the second period and Brayden Schenn added two assists
to his tournament-leading point total as Canada set up a much-anticipated semifinal showdown with the U.S.
with a win.
Curtis Hamilton scored twice and Ryan Johansen added three assists, but Canada dropped a shootout decision
to the Swedes, meaning they will have to go the long way, through SundayвЂ™s quarter-finals, if they hope to
play for gold.