USA Wins WJC Gold in an Instant Classic

Published on 06-Jan-2017 by Alan Adamsson
NHL / NHL Daily Update

Blame Canada.

There's probably nothing sweeter for an American national hockey team than winning a championship in Canada.

Especially when it's over Canada.

In fact, it'd only happened once in the World Junior Championships, which was a 6-5 overtime thriller in Saskatoon.

Once, that is, until now, in Montréal:

This triumph capped an unbeaten run through the entire event, which included a déjà vu of sorts in bracket play:

Group B pool play ... USA 3 Russia 2
Group B pool play ... USA 3 Canada 1
Semifinals ... USA 4 Russia 3 so
Championship ... USA 5 Canada 4 so

Looks like the Americans had the dream world covered, too.

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