Russia takes U-17 hockey crown

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Russian defender Mikhail Sergachyov (#5) snags the puck before USA forward Kailer Yamamoto (#55) can get a shot away on goalkeeper Maxim Kalyayev in the gold medal game of the World Under 17 Challenge Nov. 8 at the RBC Centre.

Russia defeated the U.S. 2-1 for gold while Sweden took bronze by defeating Finland. Canada had three of the eight teams in the tournament but none made it past the quarter-finals, finishing fifth, sixth and seventh.