From beginning to end, the U.S. National Junior Team outplayed Canada and handed its North American neighbor, and bitter rival, a 5-1 defeat to earn a trip to the gold-medal game at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship on Saturday.
Team USA now awaits the winner of Russia-Sweden.
Chris Peters at The United States of Hockey has the full recap of this morning's affair, including J.T. Miller continuing his impressive play with a two-assist performance today.
J.T. Miller — Using his size and speed to get pucks to the net, Miller had two more assists today. He seems to have finally clicked with Gaudreau and those guys are just finding each other. Adding Vesey to the mix proved important, but Miller has elevated his play in the last three games. It doesn’t always look pretty with Miller, but he finds a way to make plays and has done so expertly the last few contests.
...Congrats to our kids, who look to have a legit shot at winning the gold on Saturday.
...J.T. Miller keeps on impressing. From what you can gather, he makes things happen out there, always involved in the play. He may not be the flashiest, but he gets the job done.