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USA wins gold

USA played Sweden this morning from Ufa, Russia in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Junior Championships, and took home the gold medal. This is only the third time that USA have won the medal in the tournament.

Those who were up at 8 am this morning watching saw how amazing the game was. Those who weren’t, shame on you, but here’s the game recap.

The first period was scoreless, and both Gibson and Lundstrom were on their game.

Sweden got the puck going early with the first goal in the second period. Rocco Grimaldi tied the game for USA in the second and then scored again in the period to give USA the 2-1 lead.

USA maintained their lead throughout the final period. Again Gibson was on his game with making stops, proving that he’ll be a goalie to look out for in the future. When Lundstrom was pulled at the end of the period, Pennsylvania native, Trochek scored the empty netter to secure their gold medal win.


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