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With a roster full of NHL prospects, The United States National Junior Team looked to avenge its disappointing seventh place finish in last years tournament with a better showing this year.
After handedly defeating the Canadians 5-1 in the semi finals of the World Junior Championship in Ufa,Russia, the United States National Junior Team looked to carry that momentum into the finals against a strong Sweden team.
With North Dakota Sioux Freshman Rocco Grimaldi leading the way with two goals in the game and an empty net tally added by Vince Trocheck, The US team was able to beat Sweden 3-1 to capture their third WJC gold medal since 2004.
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Rocco Grimaldi (UND/FLA) in Team USA doghouse big time. Hasn't played a shift today. Sounds as if it's performance/attitude related.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 31, 2012
After being in the doghouse for what was characterized as an attitude problem, it’s nice to see USA forward Rocco Grimaldi get some sweet vindication after being the 13th forward on Monday...
The United States won the junior ice hockey championships on Saturday after Rocco Grimaldi scored twice and Vince Trocheck added an empty-net goal for a 3-1 win over Sweden in the final.
Filip Sandberg put defending champion Sweden ahead on power play early in the second period, but Grimaldi then scored twice in a three-minute span to swing the game in the Americans' favor....
On the strength of two second-period goals from forward Rocco Grimaldi and 26 saves from goaltender John Gibson, USA beat defending champion Sweden 3-1 at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia to win the gold medal. It was Team USA’s first gold medal at the World Juniors since 2010.
After a scoreless first period, Sweden got on the board first with a power-play...
The United States went down 1-0 early to Sweden, but that was the only moment of doubt.
America took home the gold medal in the World Junior Championship by besting Sweden 3-1 on Saturday morning. The win was a major historical victory for the U.S., further solidifying its hockey posture in the international scene. And, after the game, stars like Johnny Gaudreau and Rocco Grimaldi...
Three games into the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, you wondered if Team USA would miss qualifying for the medal round for the second consecutive year. With the seventh-place finish of 2012 still reeking after back-to-back 2-1 losses to their two biggest rivals, the Americans were in playoff mode one game early. Questions swirled. Is Phil Housley really the right guy for...
Three games into the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, you wondered if Team USA would miss qualifying for the medal round for the second consecutive year. With the seventh-place finish of 2012 still reeking after back-to-back 2-1 losses to their two biggest rivals, the Americans were in playoff mode one game early.
Questions swirled. Is Phil Housley really the right guy for...