U.S wins bronze medal at World Championships; Wilderness loses in Royal Bank Cup semifinals in OT

The United States claimed the bronze medal at the World Championships on Sunday in a 3-2 shootout victory over Finland before 6,836 fans at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

A recap from USA Hockey here and Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey here is video highlights here and video post-game interviews here.

Sweden defeated Switzerland 5-1 in the title game.

The top-ranked Brooks Bandits rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to defeat the Minnesota Wilderness of Cloquet 5-4 in overtime Saturday in Canada’s Royal Bank Cup in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Brooks beat host Summerside 3-1 in Sunday’s title game.

A Brooks-Minnesota game recap from the tournament web site is here.

A feature story on Minnesota coach Rod Aldoff is here and Royal Bank Cup individual award winners were named in a news release here.

On Friday, Dubuque finished a championship sweep of Fargo in the U.S. Hockey League’s Clark Cup — 3-2 in overtime in Fargo, N.D. The Fargo Forum has a recap here.