A pair of Philadelphia Flyers prospects won a Gold Medal on Tuesday night.
Cam York and Bobby Brink both played a role in Team USA’s 2-0 World Juniors Championship Final win over Team Canada. It was York’s 20th birthday as well, who also served as captain of the team.
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Goalkeeper Spencer Knight made 34 saves in the shutout, a fourth overall shutout for the Americans in the tournament.
The scoring started at the 13:25 mark of the first period with Alex Turcotte deflecting Drew Helleson’s shot in for a 1-0 USA lead. Just 0:32 seconds into the second, Trevor Zegras added to the lead with a goal from the side of the net to make it 2-0.
Captain America Cam York with the hoist on his 20th birthday.
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After that, Knight did the rest for the Americans, making 15 third period saves to preserve the victory.
York finished with 20:13 of ice time while recording two shots on goal. Brink had one shot on goal in 15-18 of ice time.
Both players will now return home ahead of the unknown, with minor league hockey still undecided for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.