Monday, January 4, 2010

US To Play for Gold in WJC

The US entry at the World Junior Championships will get its rematch with Canada for all the marbles after beating Sweden on Sunday night 5-2. The Americans scored three un-answered goals to break open a 2-2 tie and advance to the gold medal game on Tuesday night.

Jerry D'Amigo (RPI) scored twice in the game, and John Carlson (Washington Capitals) notched a goal and an assist. Jeremy Morin (Kitchener Rangers) added two assists.

Mike Lee (St. Cloud State) got the start in net for the US and was solid, stopping 27 of 29 Swedish shots. Look for him to get the nod in the title game Tuesday night.

The US team lost in a shootout to the Canadians on New Year's Eve after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period. By winning Sunday night, they have given themselves a chance to redeem themselves for their late-period lapses. The US showed it can play with and beat the best, and now needs to defeat defending champion Canada on its own ice for redemption.

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