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Chris Kreider scores twice, leads USA to bronze medal at World Junior Championships

Jan 5, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

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All right so it wasn’t the gold medal, but it was still a stellar comeback performance for the United States in beating Sweden 4-2 in the bronze medal game at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Chris Kreider scored two goals to lead the way for the Americans while Jack Campbell held strong in goal.

For the United States, they finish the tournament with just one loss and it was a stink bomb of a game against a very motivated Team Canada in the semifinals. Having the United States come out fired up for what was a tough game against Sweden was a good change of pace as the Americans looked timid, passive, and sloppy against Canada.

With Campbell playing as strong as he did, and having to feel bad about not winning gold in Buffalo, he’s excited and hopeful he can come back next year to help the  United States get back on top of the podium.

Later tonight, Canada plays Russia for the gold medal.

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