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U.S. Under-18 falls to Canada in gold-medal game

The United States 18-under hockey team lost in the gold medal game of the IIHF World Under-18 Championships to Canada, 3-2, on Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

The loss prevented Team USA from winning its fifth straight gold, but the Americans did medal for a record 10th year in a row in the event.

Connor Clifton and Michael McCarron scored for the U.S. West Seneca’s Sean Malone was a member of Team USA and had an assist in seven tournament games.