The under-19 national field lacrosse team has gone where no Canadian team has gone before.
The junior nats upset the previously unbeaten United States 11-9 in overtime in the opening game of the elite division at the 2012 world championships in Finland on July 14.
The Canadians trailed only once in the entire match, despite allowing the U.S. to send the match to extra time following a 4-1 fourth-quarter.
The Maple Leaf gave up the first goal in OT to Steven Pontrello of the U.S., but Coquitlam's Wesley Berg quickly tied it at 9-9 on a backdoor cut.
Teammates Chad Tutton and Reily O'Connor then popped in the game-winners for Canada, ending a 24-year unbeaten streak by the Americans at the junior worlds that dates back to the very first u-19 championship held in Adelaide, Australia in 1988.
The Canadians topped the blue division with a record of 4-0, following a 25-3 win over Australia on Tuesday.
The U.S. finished in third place in the division, losing its second-ever game 15-13 to the Iroquois Nationals.
Competition will continue through the week, involving teams from the other two divisions, including both Germany and Scotland, which both have local boys on their rosters.
Scotland, with defender Brad Breadon of Burnaby, and New Westminster's Allan McLucas and attack Jimmy McBride in the lineup, finished first in the yellow division. McBride led all scorers with seven goals and three assists in pool play.
McBride scored two more markers in a 10-8 loss to red division rival Wales on Monday.
Jonathan Rachfall of New West is playing big stick for the German national team, which finished in a three-way tie with host Finland and Wales in the red division.
Germany moved on in the playdowns with an 18-2 win over South Korea on Monday and a 17-7 victory over Team Wales on Tuesday.
New Westminster's Ross Bowman is the backup goalie for Canada and played most of the second half in Monday's 22-3 win over England and all of the second half in Tuesday's one-sided victory over the Australian team.