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Jake McCabe and John Gaudreau scored two goals apiece Thursday to lead the United States to the final of the world junior championships with a 5-1 win over Canada.
McCabe put his team ahead with a pair of similar goals, scoring during goalmouth scrambles in the first period.
Gaudreau made it 3-0, beating Malcolm Subban with a low shot on a sharp counterattack at 22:58.
Subban was substituted for Jordan Binnington after stopping 12 of 16 shots, and Jim Vesey extended the lead to four 10 minutes later.
Ty Rattie scored one for Canada with a short-handed goal at 44:03, but Gaudreau scored on another attack with 4:19 to play.
Defending champion Sweden was scheduled to play Russia in the second semifinal.
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Sabres D prospects and USA team captain, Jake McCabe, is on a three game scoring tear.
In Tuesday's quarter final romp over the Czechs, McCabe assisted on a goal in the 7-0 butt kicking.
On Monday, McCabe scoed a goal.
Today, McCabe opened the scoring in the semis with a nifty play that saw him join the rush, and show great patience before he unleashed a clapper through...
John Gaudreau had a hat trick, Riley Barber scored twice and the United States beat the Czech Republic 7-0 to reach the semifinals of the world junior ice hockey championship on Wednesday.
The Americans will play Canada at Ufa Arena on Thursday.
Sweden awaited the winner of the other quarterfinal between Russia and Switzerland.
Gaudreau scored the lone goal of the first period...
With the win today, the Americans beat the Canadians in the World Junior Championship for just the second time in 11 tries (2/11 .188%). It was sweet watching the Canadians stand in shock at their red line – watching the American flag being raised – while the Star Spangled Banner was being played.
With the win, the USA will play the Swedes for the IIHF U20 WJC gold on Saturday...