USA Defeats Canada in World Junior Hockey Championship

usa 84385 300x209The United States defeated Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championship this evening, to take only their second title ever. After losing a 2 goal lead in the final minutes of the third period, the United States salvaged the win with an overtime goal by Defenseman John Carlson. From :

John Carlson scored his second goal of the night 4:21 into overtime as the U.S. upset Canada 6-5 to win its second-ever World Junior Championship gold medal. Carlson’s shot from the circle to the right of the Canadian net beat Martin Jones to end Canada’s five-tournament win streak and give the U.S. it’s first WJC gold medal since the Americans beat Canada in the 2004 title game in Grand Forks, N.D.

8474590If you watch that replay closely, Carlson opens up as if to pass, and never looks towards the net until the shot is already heading off of his stick. John Carlson was a 1st Round Draft Pick for the Washington Capitals in 2008, and currently plays with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. He has played 3 games at the NHL level this season, but still qualifies for the Junior Hockey Championship since he will not turn 20 until January 10th.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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