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Finland Wins Gold At The World Junior Championship

A late goal in the 3rd period give Finland a 3-2 win over the USA.

TSN has been posting some of the goals, start here.

I will recap in the morning.



added 7:30am on 1/6/19, recap and game highlights are below...

from Kevin Woodley at NHL.com,

Jack Hughes will have something to celebrate when the 2019 NHL Draft is held at Rogers Arena this summer, but the United States center will need a while to get over the disappointment he experienced on the ice there on Saturday.

Hughes, the presumptive No. 1 pick, had an assist to start the United States rally from two goals down in the third period to tie the final of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. But it wasn't enough. Kaapo Kakko scored on a rebound with 1:26 left to give Finland a 3-2 victory.

Second place and a bright future weren't enough to console the 17-year-old.

"It's just sad really," Hughes said through tears.



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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sasha Chmelevski (Northville, Mich./Ottawa 67’s) and Josh Norris (Oxford, Mich./University of Michigan) scored and Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J./Northeastern University) turned aside 28 shots but the U.S. National Junior Team fell to Finland, 3-2, in the gold-medal game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

“We knew from day one that this group had something special, and even though we didn’t play the perfect game, it was almost enough,” said Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn./Minnesota State), head coach of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team. “There’s no doubt this stings, especially with the way we came back from a two-goal deficit, but there’s a lot this group can be proud of in helping the United States earn a fourth-straight medal in this tournament. These players earned a medal for our country and it won’t be the last. This is the future of USA Hockey and I think I speak for our nation when I say we’re excited to see these players one day represent our country again and I have no doubt they’ll one day bring gold home.”

Team USA’s (5-0-1-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) silver-medal finish continues its unprecedented medal streak in tournament play after winning gold in 2017 and earning bronze-medals in 2016 and 2018. The U.S. now has 12 medals in tournament play, including four gold medals (2004, 2010, 2013, 2017), two silver medals (1997, 2019) and six bronze medals (1986, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2016, 2018).

Following the game, Ryan Poehling (Lakeville, Minn./St. Cloud State University) was named Tournament MVP and earned the Directorate Award as Best Forward, finishing with five goals and three assists. In Team USA’s 5-4 preliminary overtime loss to Sweden, Poehling led a four-goal comeback with an assist and a natural hat trick in the final 10:26 of regulation. Following its semifinal win over Russia yesterday, Poehling, captain Mikey Anderson (Roseville, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth) and forward Jason Robertson (Northville, Mich./Niagara IceDogs) were tabbed Team USA’s Top Three Players of the Tournament.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/06/19 at 08:33 AM ET

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