Unfortunately for Canada, so did the U.S.
Fittingly, though, it was goaltender Tyler Parson's stop on Canada's fifth shot of the shootout that was the final play of the game. We had so many chances in the overtime and then to get in the shootout.
In a ideal world, the junior tournament would be a family event during which parents who can't afford to take their kids to a Canadiens game would be able to bring them to the Bell Centre to watch the NHLers of the future at reasonable prices for tickets and at the concession stands.
Two close chances at the Team Canada end of the ice nearly right away failed to produce anything for early for Team USA. They're seeking to become Eagles #4, 5, and 6 to win World Junior gold. The US was only able to muster up 7 shots themselves in overtime, not to say there weren't any chances.
Here are Canada's golden moments.
Next year's tournament will be held in Buffalo.
It was an emotional, fitting tournament finale for the 2015 Dallas Stars 1st rounder, who scored two regulation goals and added two more in the shootout on Wednesday against the United States, a game that his team would end up losing.
In tonight's gold medal match, the US will face Canada, which beat Sweden 5-2 on Wednesday night. Among the Soviets that year: Alexander Mogilny and Sergei Fedorov.
With that win, Team Canada advanced to the semifinal round to face Sweden. In the Bronze Medal game held earlier in the day, Russian Federation claimed victory with a 2-1 win in overtime. He went 4-for-4 in the shootout over the last two games. "Your job isn't necessarily to win the game, it's to not lose the game".
Sweden outshot Canada 16-12 in the first period, but Canada turned the tables, outshooting the Swedes 31-15 the rest of the way.
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Canada had a ideal record of six wins at the 1996 World Juniors in Boston. The United States would get the lone goal, winning the game 5-4 and bringing home with them the gold medal.
UND freshman forward Tyson Jost had an assist in the game. Parson was incredible in only letting 4 get past him through 50 attempts, and Hart for Canada matched his game although getting significantly less work.
Canada will play for gold once again.
A too many men on the ice call against Canada allowed the U.S.to tie it at 9:30 as Bellows tipped a Fox point shot under the crossbar.
Nobody would score in sudden-death though, and the two squads would turn to a 5-round shootout to decide who would walk out of there with gold wrapped around their necks.
The World Junior Hockey championship ended in dramatic fashion in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Russian Federation and Sweden will play for the bronze. Team Canada goaltender Carey Price was named tournament MVP.
Team USA owns the all-time edge, having beaten Canada twice in the first three winner-take-all games, including the past two gold-medal showdowns in 2004 and 2010. "When you see a player like Michael Raffl, when you see the acquisition of a Mark Streit, guys they're acquiring at the professional level as well are really impressive".
The United States has won the 2017 world junior hockey championship. Bellows, who took a tripping penalty which led to Roy's goal at the start of the period, redeemed himself with his second goal of the game. In 2013 and 2016, there were no medals.
The US topped Canada 3-1 on New Year's Eve in another great game between the two rivals.
After Parsons made the final stop, the American players piled onto Parsons, while the coaching staff celebrated on the bench in front of a silent and stunned Montreal crowd.