Trailing 1-0 in the second period, Rocco Grimaldi scored back-to-back goals and linemate Vince Trocheck added an empty netter as the U.S. beat Sweden 3-1 to win the gold medal at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
Grimaldi was named the U.S. player of the game.
After hitting both posts on a first-period shot, Grimaldi scored from a bad angle and tipped a Jacob Trouba shot to lead the American comeback.
Grimaldi is the 12th UND player to win a gold medal at the event and the fifth American. For more, see the Herald’s site.