September 2, 2014

Wisconsin’s McCabe helps Americans past Canada

Wisconsin Badger defenseman Jake McCabe scored two goals today to lead the United States to a 5-1 win over Canada and a spot in the final of the

Jake McCabe

Jake McCabe

World Junior Hockey Championships in UFA, Russia.

The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native scored twice on goalmouth scrambles in the first period to put the Americans out in front.  Teammate John Gaudreau added a pair of goals for the United States as well.

After a 2-2 record in the preliminary round, the Americans routed the Czech Republic 7-0 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, then beat Canada in today’s semifinals.

Canada didn’t lose a game in the preliminary round and had a bye into the semifinals, losing their first and only game of the tournament today.

The United States will face defending champion Sweden in the Championship game.