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Parsons, Fox, USA move on to WJC gold medal game

The USA edged Russia in a shootout in today's WJC semi-final match-up

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson /

Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Parsons backstopped the USA to a 4-3 shootout win over Russia in their 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-final match-up, pushing them into Thursday's gold medal game.

Parsons, the Flames' second round draft pick in 2016, made 33 saves in regulation and overtime and then stopped four in the shootout. 

He now has a 1.92 GAA and a .917 save percentage at the tournament.

Adam Fox, Calgary's third round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, had 11:18 of ice time in the win. The defenceman has one assist in six games at the tournament.

Pavel Karnaukhov, the Flames' fifth round in 2015, had one assist for Russia. In six games, he has two goals and four points. He and Russia will play for bronze on Thursday.

Full game stats:


Russia - Kirill Kaprizov, assisted by Mikhail Vorobyov - 11:54

USA - Colin White, assisted by Clayton Keller and Caleb Jones - 19:05


Russia - Denis Guryanov, assisted by Vadim Kudako and Pavel Karnaukhov - 1:17

USA (power play) - Luke Kunin, assisted by Jordan Greenway and Jeremy Bracco - 10:23

USA - Colin White, assisted by Joey Anderson and Clayton Keller - 16:21


Russia - Denis Guryanov, unassisted - 5:14

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