USA Hockey Magazine

February 2019

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FEBRUARY 2019 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 17 S AY ONE THING about the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team, they certainly had a flare for the dramatic. From the incredible third-period comebacks to a thrilling gold-medal game, there was no short- age of excitement at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. While it didn't end the way the U.S. had dreamed it would, USA Hockey adds another feather to its cap when it comes to its history at the premier under-20 tournament. Team USA lost a heartbreaker in the WJC final, dropping a 3-2 decision to Finland with the decisive goal coming late in regulation time. The Americans took home a silver medal, adding to an unprecedented medal streak that spans the last four World Junior Championships. In the tense final, the U.S. had to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period, something they had done before in the tournament. Goals from Sasha Chmelevski and Josh Norris leveled the Americans with the talented Finnish side. SILVER STREAK U.S. Medals For Record 4th Straight Year At World Juniors By Chris Peters Tyler Madden celebrates a goal against Finland in the preliminary round of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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