Canada falls 5-1 to U.S. in world junior hockey championship semifinal
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:41AM CST
Last Updated Monday, January 7, 2013 12:55PM CST
UFA, Russia -- Canada will play for the bronze medal at the world junior hockey championship after losing 5-1 to the United States in Thursday's semifinal.
Captain Jake McCabe and John Gaudreau each score twice for the U.S. and Jim Vesey also scored.
Goaltender John Gibson stopped 26 shots for the win.
Ty Rattie scored a short-handed goal for Canada.
Canadian goaltender Malcolm Subban was replaced by Jordan Binnington in the second period after U.S. had scored four goals on 16 shots.
Defending champion Sweden and host Russia were to meet in the later semifinal.
Team Canada forward Jonathan Drouin, left, takes out Team USA forward John Gaudreau, right, during a semi-final game in the world junior hockey championship in Ufa, Russia Thursday. (Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press)