College Hockey:
Russia edges Team USA at World Junior Championship

Michigan freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba scored the lone goal for the United States as Russia took a 2-1 win Friday at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia.

U.S. at the World Juniors

At Ufa Arena, Ufa, Russia

Thursday, Dec. 27: U.S. 8, Germany 0

Friday, Dec. 28: Russia 2, U.S. 1

Sunday, Dec. 30: Canada 2, U.S. 1

Monday, Dec. 31: U.S. 9, Slovakia 3

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Quarterfinals: U.S. 7, Czech Republic 0

Thursday, Jan. 3: Semifinals: U.S. 5, Canada 1

Saturday, Jan. 5: Gold-medal game: U.S. 3, Sweden 1

John Gibson (OHL’s Kitchener Rangers) made 28 saves in suffering the defeat.

“Both teams played extremely well,” said United States coach Phil Housley in a statement. “Both teams were a bounce away from a win and unfortunately for us, Russia got the bounce it needed. We’ll take a lot from this game tonight. Our game was where it should be and I’m very proud of the way our guys played.”

Team USA (1-0-0-1) next plays Sunday, Dec. 30, against Canada. Game time is 3:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. EST).

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