Jan. 5, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan ice hockey freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) and his Team USA teammates captured the country's first IIHF World Junior Championship since 2010 with a 3-1 win over defending champion Sweden today (Saturday, Jan. 5) in Ufa, Russia.
Trouba, who was named the tournament's Best Defenseman and to the Media All-Star Team, earned an assist on the game-winning goal in today's game to finish with nine points (4g, 5a) in seven games overall. He led all defensemen and was tied for fifth overall in points, while sharing first on the United States squad.
The 6-2, 195-pound defenseman earned a tournament-high four assists in USA's 7-0 win over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Jan. 2.
Trouba is expected to return to Ann Arbor in time for the Wolverines' home game on Tuesday (Jan. 8) vs. Bowling Green. Game time is scheduled for 7:35 p.m., and the game will be televised on Big Ten Network.
Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423