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Jones, Team U.S. to play Canada for gold

Caleb Jones and Team U.S. won a thrilling shootout against Russia 4-3 to advance to the 2017 World Junior Championship final

by Paul Gazzola /

Three thrilling shootout goals by Troy Terry pushed the U.S. past Russia 4-3 Wednesday to send America to the finals of the 2017 World Junior Championship.

Team U.S. will play Canada in the gold medal match Thursday in Montreal at the Bell Centre.

Caleb Jones, the Oilers fourth round (117-overall) draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft had an assist on Colin White's first period goal against Russia. Jones had 28:41 minutes of ice time, including 5:57 in the overtime period.

With the helper, the 19-year-old now has two assists, seven shots on goal and is a plus-three in six total games.

The last time Canada and the U.S. met in the final of the under-20 championship was in 2010 when the tournament was hosted by Saskatoon and Regina. The U.S. won the game and gold medal that year.

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