(pictured – Habs prospect Alex Galchenyuk)

The United States defeated Sweden 3-1 to claim the gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

The Americans have won three gold medals at the Under-20 tournament since 2004. For Sweden, it marks their fifth medal in the past 6 years (one gold, 3 silver, one bronze).

Three Leaf propsects were on the rosters of the final two teams. Tyler Biggs and Garret Sparks were on the winning USA roster while Tom Nilsson ended up as a finalist with Sweden.