Canada beats U.S. for U-18 hockey gold

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:35 PM ET

Canada ended its gold-medal drought with a win against the U.S. in the under-18 world hockey championship final Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

A 3-2 victory gave Canada its first gold medal at the event since 2008. It also broke the American's gold-medal streak at four years.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens winger Laurent Dauphin had a goal and an assist and Rimouski Oceanic forward Frederik Gauthier scored the winner late in the second period as Canada won despite being outshot 35-12. Kelowna Rockets defenceman Madison Bowey scored the other Canadian goal.

Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid was named the tournament’s top forward and MVP after the final. He led the way with eight goals and six assists in seven games.

Canada has medaled five times since first taking part in the tournament in 2002 with three gold -- the first in 2003 -- a silver in 2005 and a bronze in 2012.


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