Russia beats US 4-0 in Youth Olympics ice hockey final

The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Russia beat the United States 4-0 in the ice hockey final at the Winter Youth Olympics on Wednesday, with top prospect Matvei Michkov scoring twice.

The 15-year-old Michkov netted both his goals in the first period and then added an assist in the second.

The Americans were punished when short-handed, giving up goals on power plays in each of the first two periods.

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The U.S. was the defending champion. In 2016, at Lillehammer, Norway, the Americans beat Russia in the semifinals before taking gold against Canada.

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