TSN reports: “A freak goal credited to Patrick O’Sullivan of the OHL’s Mississauga IceDogs with 5:12 remaining capped a U.S. comeback in a 4-3 win over Canada in the final of the world junior hockey championships Monday.Canadian goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury attempted to clear the puck but it bounced off defenceman Braydon Coburn and into the net despite a wild lunge from Fleury.”

This is the first time the U.S. has won the World Junior Championship. To me, this shows how far the U.S. has come with its junior hockey programs, and shows a bright future for American hockey in the NHL. Congratulations to Canada for a great game. “The 2005 world junior hockey championship will be held in Grand Forks, N.D., and the U.S. will go in as the defending champion.”