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U.S. captures world junior gold for 6th time with win over host Sweden

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2024
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Christinne Muschi/The Canadian Press

Rutger McGroarty and his teammates remembered the empty feeling.

They wanted to return the favour on their bitter rival's home soil.

When the final buzzer sounded Friday, the United States — having embraced the villain role in a hostile environment — got the revenge it desperately craved.

Isaac Howard scored twice in the second period as the Americans beat host Sweden 6-2 to capture gold at the world junior hockey championship in Gothenburg.

"I'm so proud of this group," said McGroarty, the U.S. captain and a Winnipeg Jets prospect.

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