Heading into the 2013 World Junior Championship, Plano native Seth Jones took some heat for saying the USA was the best team in the tournament. Saturday, Jones and his teammates backed up the talk by defeating Sweden, 3-1, to take the gold medal at the tournament in Ufa, Russia.
“It feels unbelievable,” Jones said in a postgame interview on TSN. “I didn’t want to look like an idiot, and my teammates helped me out with that a lot.”
It was the third medal at the World Juniors for the Americans, who also won in 2004 and 2010.