For the second year in a row the United States has been eliminated from the junior world hockey championship tournament without earning a medal.
The Americans lost to Russia, 3-2, in a penalty-marred quarterfinal game on Friday at the
"If you have to kill off that many penalties in a row you spend a lot of energy," U.S. Coach Mark Osiecki said. "That caught up to us. We were very disciplined before and for some reason it didn't work out today."
Russia took a 2-0 lead in the first period on a a power-play goal by Ivan Barbashev and a rebound shot by Alexander Sharov. Sergei Tolchinsk scored on a power play early in the third period for the Russians to stretch their lead to 3-1.
The U.S. was penalized five times in the opening period, including twice in the opening minutes, and gave up the first goal when the Russians had a two-man advantage.
Anthony DeAngelo scored midway through the second period to draw the U.S. to within 2-1 and Zach Werenski added the final goal in the third period.
The U.S., which won the event two years ago, went 3-1 in pool play, a 5-3 loss to Canada the only blemish. Russia will advance to a semifinal game against Sweden, a 6-3 winner over defending champion Finland.