U.S. barges into World Junior Championship medal round

Team USA's John Gaudreau (L) scores on Slovakia's goalie Adam Nagy during the first period of their...

Team USA's John Gaudreau (L) scores on Slovakia's goalie Adam Nagy during the first period of their preliminary round game at the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:26 AM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - John Gaudreau is accustomed to scoring goals with Boston College.

So when the Calgary Flames prospect hadn't found the back of the net once through the Americans' first three games at the 2013 World Junior Championship, he was getting frustrated.

Gaudreau, drafted by the Flames in the fourth round in 2011, is happy now. The 19-year-old forward had two goals on Monday as the United States barged into the medal round with a 9-3 victory against Slovakia.


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