Americans ousted from World Junior Championship
By Rob Rossi
Published: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, 9:15 a.m.
The defending champions are done at the World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
A 5-3 loss to Russia in a quarterfinal match Thursday eliminated the United States. The Americans dropped their final two games — to rivals Russia and Canada — by a combined 8-5 score after going 3-0-0 with a plus-15 goal differential.
Washington native Riley Barber, Team USA's captain, finished the World Junior with a squad-best four goals and tied for its scoring lead with six points.
The United States won gold at the 2013 World Junior.
Derrick Pouliot, the Penguins' top prospect at the World Junior, scored for Canada in its 4-1 victory over Switzerland. Pouliot, a defenseman, was the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The Canadians will face Finland in a semifinal.
Russia will play Sweden in the other semifinal. Another Penguins prospect, center Oskar Sundqvist, plays for Sweden.
The World Junior semifinals are slated for Saturday.
Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @RobRossi_Trib.
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