MONTREAL, CANADA – Harvard freshman Adam Fox and the U.S. National Junior Team captured the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships gold medal Thursday night, taking down Team Canada in Montreal.
Team USA finished a 7-0 run in the tournament with a 5-4 shootout victory against the Canadians, just one night after defeating Russia in a shootout in the semifinals.
Fox, who skated in all seven games for Team USA, saved his best performance for the championship game. With the Americans down 2-0 in the second period, Fox dished out a pair of assists to help knot the game at 2-2. In the third period, Team USA trailed again but Fox made a terrific pass to Colin White near the net where he deflected it past the Canadian netminder to equal the game at 4-4 with just under 13 minutes left in regulation. Troy Terry scored the only goal in the shootout in the fourth round for Team USA to clinch the gold medal.
The medal is the 10th for the USA at the World Junior Championships with this marking the fourth gold (2004, 2010, 2013, 2017).
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