U.S. captures world junior gold from Canada in another instant classic

Troy Terry’s penchant for heroics paid off for the United States national junior team once more, only this time it meant gold.

Terry scored the winning goal in the fourth round of the shootout Thursday as the Americans stunned host Canada for gold in the 2017 World Junior Championship.

Team USA twice erased two-goal deficits to force another instant classic overtime between the rival nations, winning its fourth gold medal in tournament history and third since 2010.

Terry, a fifth-round draft pick by the Ducks in 2015, also netted shootout goals on all three of his attepts in Wednesday’s thrilling semifinal win over Russia to reach the gold medal game. Though he’ll live on in USA Hockey lore for his winners, it was goalie Tyler Parsons who should get the credit.

Parsons, a Flames prospect, made 46 saves in regulation and overtime. Then, after Terry scored in the shootout, Parsons turned aside Canada’s Anthony Cirelli and Nicolas Roy on a pair of outrageous stops to seal the victory for the U.S.

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