WJC: Palmieri, Gardiner lead Team USA past McMillan, Canada.

Ducks prospects Kyle Palmieri (first round, 2009 Entry Draft) and Jake Gardiner (first round, 2008) had cause to celebrate Tuesday, when Team USA upset tournament host Canada, 6-5 in overtime at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Saskatoon.

Palmieri had one assist Tuesday to bring his seven-game tournament total to eight, second on his team and third among all players at the WJCs. His nine points were third on Team USA, and his plus-8 rating tied for second. Gardiner led the team with a plus-9 rating, and finished with three assists in seven games.

Brandon McMillan, a third-round pick by the Ducks in 2008, found himself on the losing end Tuesday. He finished the tournament with four goals and eight points for Team Canada, including two power-play goals.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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