2013 WJC Review: Golden USA squad dominates second half of tournament
The United States claimed their first gold medal at the U-20 World Junior Championship since 2010, and just their third gold medal ever at this event after defeating reigning gold medalist Sweden, 3-1, in the WJC championship game.
Rocco Grimaldi, who had been relatively quiet during much of the tournament, netted two goals, including the game-winner for Team USA.
The Americans’ successful run was due to a combination of superb goaltending, a balanced attack and excellent special teams play. With the exception of goaltenders Jon Gillies (CGY) and Garret Sparks (TOR), every player on the USA roster posted at least one point in the tournament.… read more