Sunday, December 30, 2012
CANADA 2 USA 1
Canada (3-0) faces host Russia on Monday in a battle of unbeaten teams for first place in Pool B.
The top team in the pool gains a bye to the semifinal.
Malcolm Subban stopped 36 shots in Canada's net for his third win of the tournament.
Defenceman Jacob Trouba replied for the Americans.
U.S. goaltender John Gibson, who plays for the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers, made 30 saves.
Canada was short two forwards in the game because they were serving suspensions. They will face Russia Monday at 7:30 am Sask time.
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