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Parsons, Fox, USA win gold at WJC

Parsons made 46 saves in the 5-4 shootout win over Canada

by Torie Peterson @ToriePeterson /

Tyler Parsons backstopped the USA to gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship, making 46 saves in a 5-4 shootout win over Canada on Thursday.

Parsons, the Calgary Flames' second round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, denied all five shooters in the shootout and Troy Terry netted the game winner for the Americans.

Adam Fox, the Flames' third round pick in 2016, had three assists for the USA in the win, including setting up Colin White's third period equalizer which sent the game to extra time. He accrued 14:32 of ice time in Thursday's gold medal match-up.

Dillon Dube, also drafted in the second round in 2016, logged 17:19 of ice time for Canada.

Parsons finishes the tournament with a 2.18 GAA and a .917 save percentage. In seven games, Fox had four assists while Dube had three assists.

Full game stats:


Canada - Thomas Chabot, assisted by Mathew Barzal and Mathieu Joseph - 4:58

Canada - Jeremy Lauzon, assisted by Mitchell Stephens


USA - Charlie McAvoy, assisted by Jordan Greenway and Adam Fox - 3:04

USA (power play) - Kieffer Bellows, assisted by Adam Fox and Tage Thompson - 9:30


Canada (power play) - Nicolas Roy, assisted by Jake Bean and Tyson Jost - 1:52

Canada - Mathieu Joseph, assisted by Michael McLeod and Thomas Chabot - 4:05

USA - Kieffer Bellows, assisted Charlie McAvoy - 4:44

USA - Colin White, assisted by Adam Fox and Clayton Keller - 7:07


No scoring


USA - Colin White, stopped

Canada - Dylan Strome, stopped

USA - Clayton Keller, stopped

Canada - Mathew Barzal, stopped

USA - Kieffer Bellows, stopped

Canada - Tyson Jost, stopped

USA - Troy Terry, scored

Canada - Anthony Cirelli, stopped

USA - Jeremy Bracco, stopped

Canada - Nicolas Roy, stopped

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