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Team USA beats Russia to advance to World Junior championship game


By @MichaelCaples –

Team USA has one game left to play.

It’s the last game of the 2019 World Juniors – with gold on the line.

The Americans beat Russia 2-1 Friday afternoon to advance to the championship game of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver, B.C.

The scoring had a particular Michigan flavor it to it once again, as USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program alum Oliver Wahlstrom scored the game’s first goal off a feed from Brighton native (and fellow NTDP alum) Logan Cockerill.

A second strike came from Northville native Sasha Chmelevski, set up by NTDP Under-18 Team star Jack Hughes.

See both goals below.

Team USA awaits the winner of the Finland vs. Switzerland semifinal match-up; the winner will take on the Americans at 8 p.m. ET Saturday evening. the game will be on NHL Network.

Wahlstrom goal:

Chmelevski goal:

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