HELSINKI - Canada won the silver medal at the world junior hockey championship Monday, losing the gold medal game 4-3 to the United States.
The winning goal came after Canadian goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury deflected the puck, which bounced off Canadian defenceman Braydon Coburn and into the net.
Canada had been up 3-1 after two periods, but the U.S. scored three unanswered goals in the third.
The win is the first gold for the U.S. at the world juniors and the third straight silver for Canada.
Nigel Dawes scored twice for Canada, while Anthony Stewart had one goal.
Canada's Nigel Dawes beats U.S. goalie Al Montoya during the first period (CP photo)
Patrick O'Sullivan netted two for the U.S., while teammates Dan Fritshe and Ryan Kesler added one goal each.
Canada's last gold medal was in 1997 when they defeated the U.S. 2-0 in Geneva.
Earlier in the day, Finland won the bronze medal with a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic.