Americans finish seventh at junior championships

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: January 5, 2012 - 1:16 AM

The U.S. national team concluded its run in the World Junior Hockey Championships with a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the seventh-place game Wednesday in Calgary, Alberta.

Kevin Gravel, a defenseman from St. Cloud State, scored the decisive goal at 16 minutes, 15 seconds of the first period; all of the game's scoring came in the period.

Miami University's Austin Czarnik also scored for the United States, which won three of six games in the tournament in Group B. The Americans won the bronze medal last year.

"You always want to win your last game of any tournament and we did just that," said Dean Blais, coach of the U.S. team. "I'm proud of our guys for giving their all to the end."

Jack Campbell made 21 saves and recorded his 10th victory in world junior championship play, a U.S. record. The Gophers' Nick Bjugstad tied Boston University's Charlie Coyle for the team lead with four goals in six games.

•  In the fifth-place game, Latvia, which lost 12-2 to the United States earlier in the tournament, played to a 1-1 tie with the Czech Republic.

Thursday's medal round games feature Canada and Finland playing for third place, followed by Russia and Sweden in the gold medal game.

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