Avalanche Prospect Behrens, USA Win bronze at World Juniors
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The Colorado Avalanche only had one prospect to play at the World Junior Championships, but at least he’s going home with a medal.
Defenseman Sean Behrens and Team USA defeated Team Sweden 8-7 in overtime in a wild game for the bronze medal. In the second half alone, the teams scored nine goals.
The bronze medal comes just a day after Team USA lost 6-2 to Team Canada to play for gold.
Behrens, a second-round draft pick for the Avalanche in 2021 and the team’s top pick, didn’t record a point in the bronze medal game but was consistently one of the team’s top defensemen throughout the tournament. He finished the World Junior Championship with one goal and two assists.
World Juniors match result leader after group stage.
Connor Bedard (2023) and Logan Stankoven (DAL) are ahead, followed by Jimmy Snuggerud (STL). Leading the defenders are Sean Behrens (COL), Stanislav Svozil (CBJ) and Luke Hughes (NJD). pic.twitter.com/rx9mAVjOtL
— Lassi Alanen (@lassialanen) January 1, 2023
19-year-old Behrens, the Avalanche’s top pick, will now return to the Denver Pioneers to complete his sophomore year of college. His 8 points in 16 games is good for second place on the team among defenders. Behrens helped DU win their ninth national championship last year as a freshman.