2010 World Junior Hockey Championships: Team USA Wins Gold

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 6, 2010

These 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships will be remembered for a spectacular gold medal match. The overtime period was necessary to declare a winner, and John Carlson of Team USA scored the winning goal, taking away Team Canada's sixth straight gold medal with that 6-5 victory.

I have to tip my hat to Team Canada's determination in this one. Down 3-5 with under three minutes to play in regulation, Jordan Eberle scored twice and tied the game in dramatic fashion. But the ultimate goal never came for Canada during overtime.

The game was difficult for the starting goaltenders. Both Jake Allen and Mike Lee finished the game on the bench, replaced after giving soft goals.

Here is the 2010 World Juniors podium:

Gold Medal: Team USA
Silver Medal: Team Canada
Bronze Medal: Team Sweden

Team Switzerland deserves a mention, finishing fourth after defeating Team Russia in the quarterfinals.

Congratulations to Team USA for their great victory.

(Picture: Team USA, Getty Images.)