MONTREAL — Canada topped the United States 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in both teams’ final preliminary game of the IIHF World Junior Championship at the Bell Centre.
2015 World Junior Championship
United States schedule:
Friday, Dec. 26: U.S. 2, Finland 1 (SO)
Sunday, Dec. 28: U.S. 6, Germany 0
Monday, Dec. 29: U.S. 3, Slovakia 0
Wednesday, Dec. 31: Canada 5, U.S. 3
Friday, Jan. 2: Quarterfinals: Russia 3, U.S. 2
“It was a heck of a hockey game between two good teams,” said Team USA coach Mark Osiecki in a news release. “Our guys battled to the finish. Certainly it’s disappointing to lose, but we’ll be better from this game.”
Dylan Larkin (Michigan) scored twice in the third period and Anthony DeAngelo added the other goal for the Americans.
The U.S. faces Russia in the quarterfinals on Friday at 1 p.m. EDT.