The U.S. National Junior Team scored a 4-2 victory over Sweden in the bronze medal game to become the first American club to earn a medal of any color on home soil in four tries on Wednesday at HSBC Arena.
The victory also marked the first time the Americans have won back-to-back medals.
The top three players for the United States in the tournament, as selected by their coaching staff, were forward Charlie Coyle
, defenseman Jon Merrill and goalie Jack Campbell
Coyle, a first-round choice of the San Jose Sharks
(No. 28 overall), finished with 2 goals, 6 points and a plus-1 rating. Merrill, a second-round pick of the Devils (No. 38 overall), led all defenders on the team with 4 points. Campbell, the first American-born player drafted last June (by the Dallas Stars
), entered the bronze medal game 4-1 with a 1.63 goals-against average and .939 save percentage.