Poor start costs Canada shot at world junior gold

Canada's goalie Malcolm Subban (left) is replaced by Jordan Binnington during the second period of...

Canada's goalie Malcolm Subban (left) is replaced by Jordan Binnington during the second period of their semifinal game against the U.S. at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, Russia on Jan. 3, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:53 PM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - Ty Rattie's face was hidden under the brim of his Canada hat, his black hoodie offering a little extra protection.

Rattie scored Canada's only goal in a 5-1 semifinal loss to the U.S. at the world junior tournament Thursday but that didn't help ease the sting in the slightest.

"It's something that hurts a lot," said the Canadian forward quietly. "I've lost two WHL championships, I've lost a world junior gold now and I can say it's the worst feeling in the world."


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