Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Team USA should have had its work cut out in the semifinals of the world junior tournament going up against one of the best Canadian teams in recent memory. Instead, the Americans found things to be a walk in the park against a listless Canada squad. The Americans routed Canada 5-1 on Thursday in Ufa, Russia, helping them advance to the gold medal game of the tournament where they will face the winner of Thursday’s other semifinal matchup between Russia and Sweden. Team USA got another fantastic performance out of Boston College standout Johnny Gaudreau. The Flames prospect followed up his hat trick in a quarterfinal win over the Czech Republic with two more goals against Canada. The energetic forward now has seven goals in his last three games. While Gaudreau shined yet again, the same could not be said for Canadian goaltender and Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban. The B’s first-round pick was lifted midway through the second period after allowing four goals. It wasn’t all Subban’s fault, however, as the Canadian team was dominated in all aspects of the game, and that fell on Subban between the pipes. The Americans will now watch the Russia-Sweden game set for Thursday morning at 8 a.m. ET. They’ll meet the winner of that game on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET. Photo via Twitter/@USAHockey
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

J.D. Martinez signs with Red Sox

Fergie apologizes for NBA All-Star anthem performance

Skier Joel Gisler has horrific crash in halfpipe

NBC analyst Tanith White uses unfortunate wording when talking about Shibutanis

Report: Kirk Cousins won't sign long-term with new team if tagged and traded

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Verlander speaks out against MLB rule change

Polian: Lamar Jackson 'short' and 'slight,' needs to be a WR

Baker Mayfield will not attend 2018 NFL Draft

Anthony Rizzo opens up about vigil speech: 'Hardest thing I ever had to do'

Jeremy Lin defends J.J. Redick over perceived racial slur

Blackhawks ban fans who shouted racist taunts at opponent

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Ten bold predictions for 2018 MLB season

Wil Myers has a tough adjustment ahead of him

10 NFL offseason moves that need to happen

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

Champions League Round of 16 preview, predictions

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'James gang walks away with a win' quiz

Negro Leaguers every baseball fan should know

Top 30 NFL free agents

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

The 'Hope springs eternal' quiz

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker