Team USA upends Canada in OTBlais coaches USA to first gold medal since 2004
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN - John Carlson scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the United States won the world junior hockey championship with a 6-5 victory over Canada.
Carlson beat goalie Martin Jones on a three-on-one after U.S. netminder Jack Campbell made a save at the other end.
Canada came up just short in its bid to win a record sixth straight world junior title.
The U.S. seemed to have the game in hand when Jerry D'Amigo and Derek Stepan scored in the third period to put the United States up 5-3.
But Saskatchewan native Jordan Eberle scored twice in the final three minutes to send the game to overtime.
Luke Adam, Greg Nemisz and Taylor Hall had Canada's other goals.
Chris Krieder and Jordan Schroeder also scored for the U.S.
The U.S. is coached by former UND coach Dean Blais, now head coach at Nebraska-Omaha. UND forward Danny Kristo had one assist for the U.S. Roseau native Mike Lee of St. Cloud State started in goal for the U.S., but was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on seven shots.