IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 05 Jan 2004

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Helsingin jรครคhalli, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Monday, 05 January 2004

Canadaโ€™s National Junior team received a Silver medal on Monday after losing 4-3 to Team USA in the Gold medal game of the 2004 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

With Canadaโ€™s Silver medal on Monday, it marks this the sixth consecutive year Team Canada as won a medal at the championshipโ€”the only country to record such an achievement.

The victory by USA over Canada gave the US its first WJC Gold medal ever, and its first hardware since a Silver medal in 1997 when it lost 2-0 to Canada in the final. USA has also earned two Bronze medals in tournament history, in 1986 and 1992.

Canada had a 3-1 lead going into the third period, with two goals by Nigel Dawes and Anthony Stewart with one goal and two assists to lead the Canadians. Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf almost made it 4-1 for Team Canada early in the third before Patrick Oโ€™Sullivan scored for the US to narrow Canadaโ€™s lead to 3-2 at 4:39.

Team USAโ€™s Ryan Kesler evened the score at 3-3 at 6:58 on quick shot in close that hit Canadian goalie Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury and flew in the air, over his shoulder and into the net.

Oโ€™Sullivan scored his second of the night, the winner at 14:48 of the third period, when he chased a loose puck heading toward Canadaโ€™s goal. Fleury came out to clear the puck, hitting Canadian defenceman Braydon Coburn and bounced into the net.

Fleury faced 28 shots on the night, while US goalie Al Montoya faced 30. Nigel Dawes was named Team Canadaโ€™s player of the game.

The IIHF handed out the awards for the 2004 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship at the conclusion of the Gold medal game. Team USAโ€™s Zach Parise was named championship Most Valuable Player as selected by media. Parise, who had five goals and six assists in the tournament, was also named to the All Star Team and Best Forward as named by the championship directorate.

The 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship will be held in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA.

1st Period
03:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Dawes (Stewart)
08:57 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Fritsche (Richmond, Moore)
09:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Crosby, hooking
16:04 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Likens, charging

2nd Period
20:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Dawes (Richards, Stewart)
21:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Phaneuf, high sticking
25:58 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Stuart, roughing
27:16 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Suter, interference
30:35 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gorges, cross checking
32:56 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Stewart (Dawes)

3rd Period
44:39 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – O’Sullivan (Eaves, Stafford)
46:58 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Kesler (Richmond)
54:48 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – O’Sullivan

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Montoya (27-30)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Fleury (24-28)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 12+6+10 = 28
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 12+11+7 = 30

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Al Montoya, Dominic Vicari. Defence: Matt Carle, Matt Hunwick, Jeff Likens, Corey Potter, Dan Richmond, Mark Stuart, Ryan Suter, James Wisniewski. Forwards: David Booth, Jake Dowell, Patrick Eaves, Dan Fritsche, Ryan Kesler, Greg Moore, Brady Murray, Zach Parise, Patrick O’Sullivan, Drew Stafford, Brett Sterling, Steve Werner.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury, Josh Harding. Defence: Shawn Belle, Braydon Coburn, Josh Gorges, Kevin Klein, Derek Meech, Dion Phaneuf, Brent Seabrook. Forwards: Tim Brent, Brent Burns, Jeff Carter, Jeremy Colliton, Sidney Crosby, Nigel Dawes, Stephen Dixon, Ryan Getzlaf, Daniel Paille, Mike Richards, Anthony Stewart, Maxime Talbot, Jeff Tambellini.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
since 03 Jan 2004)
Last Title 30 Dec 2001
13 All-Time Wins
3 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
4 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 5-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 29 Dec 1985 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Hamilton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 5-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 31 Dec 1998 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Winnipeg ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 2-1 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 03 Jan 2004 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 6-3 GER ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 22 Dec 2004 โ€“ EX โ€“ Thief River Falls ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteย IIHFHHOFIOC



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