Team USA Wins Gold at 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships

January 5th, 2013 by Chris Blanchard Leave a reply »
Team USA outlasted defending champion Sweden to claim gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Led by the heroic play of goaltender John Gibson, the United States claimed its third World Junior Championship.

Earlier in the morning, Team Canada dropped the bronze-medal game in overtime to Team Russia, who settled for a disappointing third place on home ice. 

Let's take a look at the medal-round games:


Gold-Medal Game

USA 3, Sweden 1

Exactly one year after Sweden claimed gold with an overtime victory over Russia, the Swedes passed the title of World Junior Champion to the United States. 

Potential 2013 first overall pick Seth Jones made headlines days before the tournament, saying that Team USA was the team to beat. It turns out that the star defenseman was right. After leading the U.S. to gold for the first time since 2010, Jones may have claimed pole position in the race to become the top pick. 

The United States arrived in the finals red hot, after blowout wins over Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Canada. A near-perfect performance against a heavil ...

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