Tri-City Americans

Canada beats U.S. 4-1 at World Juniors

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mark Visentin made 22 saves and Canada beat the United States 4-1 in the semifinals of the World Junior Hockey Championships on Monday night in Buffalo, N.Y.

Curtis Hamilton, Quinton Howden, Ryan Johansen and Zack Kassian scored for Canada, which plays Russia on Wednesday in the tournament's gold-medal game.

Russia beat Sweden 4-3 in a shootout earlier Monday, with Denis Golubev scoring the deciding goal.

The U.S. will face Sweden for the bronze, seeking its first medal on home soil. The tournament has been staged four previous times in the United States.

Carter Ashton, who will report to the Tri-City Americans when the tournament has ended, had three shots on goal for Canada.