World Junior Hockey Championship 2017: Team USA will play Team Canada in the final today

Team USA

Team USA and Team Canada will clash on for the gold medal game today at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The game is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The two powerhouse teams entered the championship game after each team won a dramatic semi-final. The American team took out the Russian team, while Team Canada overcame two early shortfalls in a 5-2 victory over Sweden.

The Canadian team found itself trailing twice to Sweden in the semifinal match, down 1-0 and 2-1 before scoring four more goals to earn an astonishing victory.

How the semis with the Russian team unfolded:

As the drama was out of the way early for the Canadians, the American team needed a spectacular finish to knock off the Russian team. Moreover, the organizers likely see the final as a dream gold medal game for the North American people. It seemed to many that the Russian team had booked a victory after taking the lead through three rounds of the shootout. However, the rules for the Under-20 tournament demand that shootouts go five rounds.

The American team was able to turn around the score before cementing the win in the seventh round on a shot by Troy Terry. Also, Terry scored three times on goalie Ilya Samsonov in the shootout.

Terry, a 19-year-old Anaheim Ducks candidate, told ESPN that “I’m just trying to gather my words here. I’m still shaken a little bit. He’s such a big goalie (Samsonov). I felt the best way to score on him was going five-hole as the second and third time, I was just trying to figure it out as I went down”.

The Final will be aired on both the NHL Network and TSN, and also available live online.

It was a great game from russia with the first goal scored in just 8 mins into the game. However, the Americans gave it all to book the final.

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