Saturday, January 05, 2013

DU Coach Earns Gold Medal At World Juniors

(above) USA's Under 20 Team defeated Sweden 3-1
USA's Under-20 Team rolled to a gold medal-clinching 3-1 victory over Sweden in Ufa, Russia on Saturday afternoon. University of Denver assistant coach David Lassonde was part of the winning effort as he assisted Head Coach Phil Housley at the tournament.

Lassonde was in charge of the goaltenders and USA backstop John Gibson was named MVP of the Tournament and shattered several American records in the process.

The trip to the top of the podium is America's second in the last four years and, after wins in the U-17 and U-18 tournaments, suggests that this age group represents the most successful the country has produced.

The title was sweet redemption for a program that finished seventh in 2012, but the final itself was hardly the masterpiece that was its 5-1 semifinal win over the Canadians.

2 comments:

dggoddard said...

Congrats to Coach Lassonde.

Lassonde is having quite the run with his goaltenders. First Juho & now Gibson.

achsdu17 said...

Wow I didn't know.