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Anchorage goaltender and his US teammates leave World Juniors without medals

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 2
  • Published January 2

Anchorage goaltender Isaiah Saville and his American teammates will leave the World Junior Hockey Championships without any medals after suffering a quarterfinal loss Thursday in the Czech Republic.

Finland beat the United States 1-0 to send the Americans packing. It’s the first time in the last five tournaments that Team USA didn’t win a medal.

The United States finished with a 3-2 record at the tournament for players 20 and younger. It opened with a 6-4 loss to Canada but bounced back with a 6-3 win over Germany, a 3-1 win over Russia and a 4-3 overtime win over the Czech Republic.

Saville, a 19-year-old freshman at Nebraska Omaha, was one of three goaltenders on the U.S. team and did not see any playing time.