For the third consecutive year, Russia eliminated the United States from gold medal contention at the World Junior Hockey Championships, topping the Americans 2-1 in a squeaker on Monday in Helsinki. The US jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period but got dominated in the second, falling behind 2-1. The Americans failed to cash in on numerous late third period opportunities, and that was all she wrote.
Tuesday at 9 AM ET, the US will face Sweden for the Bronze Medal, hoping for their first medal since winning gold in 2013. After that game, the players disperse back to their college and junior teams, including BC's Colin White.