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Canada wins first title in 8 years

Updated: January 6, 2005, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Favored Canada erased eight years of frustration by rolling to a 6-1 win over Russia on Tuesday in the gold-medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Jeff Carter and Ryan Getzlaf had three points apiece for Canada, which won its 11th title and its first crown since 1997. The United States upset the Canadians in last year's final.

"They played amazing and deserved to win the gold medal," said Russia coach Sergei Gersonskiy.

Six different players ...

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