04/24/2016 18:40 EDT | Updated 04/25/2017 01:12 EDT

U.S. routs Canada 10-3 for bronze at world under-18 championship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Joey Anderson and Logan Brown both scored twice in a six-goal first period as the United States routed Canada 10-3 on Sunday in the bronze medal game of the world under-18 hockey championship.

The Americans were the defending champions and had won the tournament in seven of the last eight years, but fell to Finland in the semifinals on Saturday.

Finland faced Sweden later Sunday for gold. The Swedes edged Canada 6-5 in a shootout in Saturday's other semi.

Nicholas Pastujov, Zachary Walker, Kieffer Bellows, Kailer Yamamoto, William Lockwood and Griffin Luce also found the back of the net for the Americans.

William Bitten had a first period goal for Canada before Connor Hall and Owen Tippett responded in the third.

Jake Oettinger made 31 saves for the win in net. Stuart Skinner started in net for the Canadians, but allowed three goals on three shots in 7:29. Evan Fitzpatrick came on in relief and turned aside 23-of-30 shots.

The U.S. were 3 for 9 on the power play while Canada was scoreless on seven opportunities with the man advantage.


The Canadian Press