Canada Beats U.S. For Gold

Despite outshooting the Canadians 35-12, Team USA lost the gold medal game at the IIHF World Under-18 tournament 3-2, ending the Americans’ four-year run of titles in the event.

Two local players – Devils Lake’s Keaton Thompson and East Grand Forks’ Gage Ausmus  – earned silver medals at the event.

Thompson, who will go to UND, finished with one assist and registered a minus-2 rating in the tournament. Ausmus, who is uncommitted, had two assists and was a plus-5.

USA’s top players in the tournament were Boston College defenseman recruit Steve Santini and Michigan forward recruit J.T. Compher.

2 Responses

  1. Aus

    Brad are you going to get in touch with Ausmus about possible UND committment? We could really use a guy like him next season.

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