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Canada tops U.S. to win 2013 IIHF U18 tournament gold

Apr 28, 2013, 7:08 PM EST

2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in the gold medal game for the 2013 IIHF U18 championship in Sochi, Russia on Sunday. America had taken the gold four years in a row before today.

The U.S. went down fighting, however.

Goalie Philippe Desrosiers stopped 33 out of 35 shots while Canada only needed 12 shots for its three tallies. One of those goal scorers was Frederik Gauthier, who had the game-winner. He shared his feelings of elation with IIHF.com.

“Just indescribable, a great feeling,” Gauthier said. “I don’t know what to say. Amazing. One of the best feelings in the world.”

Finland took the bronze medal.

The IIHF handed out the following individual awards:

Best goalie: Jusse Saros (Finland)

Best defenseman: Steve Santini (U.S.)

Best forward: Connor McDavid (Canada)

MVP: McDavid

(Photo via IIHF.com.)

  1. canucks30 - Apr 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Yay

  2. canucks30 - Apr 28, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Connor McDavid is supposedly the best player to enter the draft since Sidney Crosby.

    Teams are going to be lining up for this guy when he’s draft eligible in a couple years.

  3. cameltoews - Apr 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    I wouldn’t really say teams are going to be lining up to get him. They would have to be the worst team in the league to get the best odds. If anything it would be a nice consolation prize for sh!ting the bed.

  4. badintent - Apr 28, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    That means another hockey riot in Montreal . along with the other riots by jugglers, clowns, seasonal workers(90% of Quebec’s work force) over having to get a real job for the first time in 100 years.Go Harper !! Beat down the Bloc and ze froggettes

    • hawkeedawg - Apr 29, 2013 at 4:00 AM

      Bad Intent

      Hockey….
      What comments do have about hockey?

      Your User name fits like a glove.

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