Team USA capped off its incredible run at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory against Team Canada in the gold medal game Thursday.
The American squad was comprised of the best young players from across the country, but many of them came from Boston-area colleges.
Boston University was the most-represented college with six players on the roster, including Charlie McAvoy, Kieffer Bellows, Jordan Greenway, Jake Oettinger, Patrick Harper and Clayton Keller. McAvoy, a Boston Bruins prospect, earned “Player of the Game” honors in the gold medal match
There were three Boston College Eagles on the roster, including Team USA captain Colin White, Casey Fitzgerald and Joseph Woll, while Adam Fox represented Harvard University.
The Team USA players from BU and BC won’t get much rest coming off their gold medal victory, as they will all be taking part in Sunday’s Frozen Fenway Hockey East Doubleheader.
McAvoy and the rest of the BU Terriers will face the UMass Minutemen at 1:30 p.m. ET, while White and the BC Eagles will take the ice at 5 p.m. against Team USA forward Erik Foley and Providence College.
The other two Hockey East games will take place Saturday, Jan. 14. The University of Maine will square off against Team USA forward Tage Thompson and the University of Connecticut at 4 p.m., followed by the University of New Hampshire vs. Northeastern at 7 p.m.
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