The unbeaten Canada beat hardly defeated Canada 2-0 in Edmonton, Alberta, to win the gold medal on Tuesday in the first World Junior Ice Hockey Championship to be held in a bubble.
In a special defensive show, Boston College and Florida Panthers goalkeeper Spencer Knight stopped all 34 shots he faced to clinch his first US gold since 2017.
Knight scored his third lockdown in the event, mostly for an American goalkeeper in the tournament. Anaheim DX striker Trevor Zegras led the tournament with 18 points, the second most American player in tournament history. Zegras also tied the record for most points for an American in his football career with 27 in the past two tournaments.
The United States took the lead in the first period of the reorientation ahead of potential Los Angeles Kings team Alex Torkott. The goal was the first 5v5 goal that Canada had allowed throughout the World Junior Championships and the first time they were late at any time of the tournament.
Zigras extended the Americans’ lead 32 seconds in the second half when he collected puck and skipped Canadian goalkeeper Devon Levy, who was leaning in the wrong direction.
This goal gave Zigras a draw with the former NHL player Jordan Schroeder Top scoring in the United States of America for hockey in the World Junior Championships, with his 27th point, which was collected during the past two tournaments.
Zegras also ranked second in the scorers’ list for the single-player Americans, scoring 18 points to lead all players in the 2021 tournament. Jeremy Roenick And one fell shy Doug WeightThe record number of 19, was set in 1991.
Canada beat their rivals 41-4 before the final on Tuesday night in a bid to replicate the World Junior Champion title.
The victory gave USA hockey its fourth successive victory over Canada in the World Junior Championships final, having scored victories in 2004, 2010, 2017 and 2021. The United States is 4-1 all the time in gold-medal matches against Canada, which has 18 golds. In the history of the tournament.