University of Denver hockey’s Troy Terry lifts Team USA past Russia in World Junior Championships

The Highlands Ranch native went 3-for-3 in a shootout against Russia to help the Americans move on.

Hockey sticks. (Fanny Schertzer/Wikimedia Commons)

Team USA hockey advanced to the gold-medal game of the World Junior Championships thanks in large part to University of Denver sophomore Troy Terry. The Highlands Ranch native went 3-for-3 in a shootout against Russia to help the Americans move on.

Terry scored his first shootout goal in the fourth round. The game went to a sudden-death shootout because Team USA and Russia were deadlocked after five rounds.

In the sixth round, Team USA called on him once again.

He scored his final goal of the shootout in the seventh round, going five-hole for a second time — only this one was backhanded.

Team USA won the shootout 4 goals to 3.

The Americans play the Canada-Sweden winner for the gold medal Thursday. The game is at 6 p.m. MT. You can watch it on NHL Network.

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Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food.