EDMONTON, AB – 5 JANUARY: Trevor Zegras # 9 and Alex Turcotte # 15 of the USA celebrate a [] goal against Canada during the gold medal game of the IIHF Junior World Championship 2021 at Rogers Place on January 5th January 2021 in Edmonton, Canada (Photo by Codie McLachlan / Getty Images)

With social distancing protocols, US captain Cam York and general manager John Vanbiesbrouck put the gold medals around the necks of the players of Team USA on Tuesday evening

Goalkeeper Spencer Knight stopped all 34 shots he faced and striker Trevor Zegras scored one goal and assist when the US knocked out Canada 2-0 in the 2021 Junior World Cup gold medal game

With Covid-19 raging stronger than ever, running the tournament was not easy by taking over the tournament from the NHL and relocating it to a similar bubble environment in Edmonton, Alberta, the tournament started and ended successfully

Zegras, who was named the tournament’s MVP, scored 18 points as the tournament leader with two points in the gold medal game in seven games, added to his nine points in 2020 when the US. After a 1-0 loss to Finland, Zegras was sixth The 27 total points of the tournament in the tournament tie him in for the US Junior world record with Jordan Schroeder, who competed in three tournaments from 2008 to 2010 Spencer Knight’s third shutout in seven games also ties a tournament record (Justin Pogge, Canada, 2006) and sets up a new US Record

It is the fifth gold medal in program history for Team USA.It is also the fourth time in a row that the US. prevailed against Canada in a World Juniors gold medal game after 2017, 2010 and 2004

The US. The team last competed in the gold medal game in 2019 and dropped a 3-2 decision against Finland

This year the final was a best-on-best matchup Canada went through the round robin part of the tournament with a 4-0 record and took first place in Group A. They beat their opponents 33: 4, did not allow a single goal at 5: 5 and never failed

In the knockout games, goalkeeper Devon Levi, a selection of the Florida Panthers from the seventh round, who play at Northeastern University this season, knocked out the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals with 3-0 and Russia with 5 points – 0 to prepare Canada’s shot for gold

Team USA finished first in Group B and recovered from a 5-3 loss to Russia with three direct losses – two from Knight and one from backup Dustin Wolf. The Americans beat their round robin opponents 25-5 and beat Slovakia 5-2 in the quarter-finals before squealing 4-3 in the semifinals against Finland thanks to Arthur Kaliyev’s game-winning goal from Los Angeles Kings with 1:16 regulation

During the tournament, the Canadians took an early lead, letting their opponents try to fight from behind

On Monday, Alex Turcotte’s first goal, 6:35 in the first half, was the first ever even-strength goal Canada had in the tournament and they were trying to catch up for the first time

Canada entered the gold medal game, just wanting to be the third team in World Juniors history to go through the entire tournament without ever playing from behind

Canada had the first power play of the game at 3:22 in the first half after Bobby Brink was whistled for a trip to Justin Barron, Canada’s power play, which stood at 6:18 in the tournament, was putting a lot of pressure on it

After a break, it was the 2019 Panther’s first pick, Spencer Knight, who was 8-8 on the net when Team USA led 1-0

Only 32 seconds after the start of the second half, Zegras prevailed against Schroeder when he brought the USA 2-0 up He took a loose puck from the side of the net and pushed it past Devon Levi’s skate on the side of his glove

Canada’s best scoring opportunity came in the middle of the second half when Bowen Byram hit the U. Goal post in 3v2 race while understaffed

With the top hockey nations so evenly matched now, it’s hard to repeat that at this tournament Canada were the last team to do this, with five straight wins between 2005 and 2009

This year, the successful completion of the tournament was a win for the International Ice Hockey Federation, which had canceled most of its tournaments since last March due to Covid-19 concerns before the World Juniors teams on December in Edmonton, Alberta , got 20 in the bladder, positive testing resulted in Team Canada players being quarantined for 14 days in Red Deer, where they held their training camp, Team USA also made last minute roster adjustments before flying to Edmonton , while Sweden lost a handful of key players and most of its coaching staff

Germany was the hardest hit team 10 players were quarantined after their arrival in Edmonton After the Germans had barely avoided relegation to a lower division last year, they played against their first two round robin opponents with only 14 players and lost 5: 3 against Finland 16-2 against Canada

When their squad began to fill up and thanks to the star turns the draft picks Tim Stuetzle and John-Jason Peterka ended by 2020, the Germans ended their round robin with a 4-3 win in overtime against the Slovakia and a 5-5 win 4 Victory against Switzerland This made Germany the first place in the quarter-finals of the World Juniors – one of the feel-good stories of the tournament

With no fans in the stands, players were stripped of the sold-out crowd to cheer them on in Edmonton and Red Deer tickets to both host cities were sold out long before Canadian health officials learned of live events early last year had set

The schedule for the Junior World Championship has now been adjusted The tournament is slated to return to Alberta and redeem these tickets in December 2021 and January 2022

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