Team USA wins 2024 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships with Carrey Terrance on board

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN — The U.S. has won five of its seven appearances all-time in the gold-medal game for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.

This includes the recent performance back in 2021 when the team beat Canada, 2-0, to clinch the top spot on the podium. Team USA and Sweden have met once previously in the gold-medal game, with the U.S. earning a 3-1 victory in 2013.

This year, the roster held Akwesasne Mohawk Carrey Terrance and a lot of gumption to get to the top spot of the podium again.

Beginning on December 26 and culminating on January 5, this years U.S. Team claimed gold at the championship with a 6-2 win over host Sweden. The U.S. has now won six championship gold medals, with the five previous coming in 2021, 2017, 2013, 2010 and 2004.

According to USA Hockey, Isaac Howard was named Team USA’s Player of the Game in the gold-medal game with two goals, including the game-winning goal. Goaltender Trey Augustine backed the U.S. victory with 24 saves.

The U.S. competed in Group B alongside Czechia, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland. Group A included Canada, Finland, Germany, Latvia and Sweden.

Team USA finished with a 6-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. While Team Canada lost out on Tuesday, January 2, after Czechia survived a blown 2-0 lead to defeat Canada 3-2 and advance to the semifinals.

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