SOCHI, Russia -- Frederik Gauthier's second-period goal stood as the winner as Canada won the world under-18 men's hockey championship on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over the United States.

Laurent Dauphin and Madison Bowey also scored for Canada, while Nick Baptiste had a pair of assists.

Connor Clifton and Mike McCarron gave the United States a 2-1 lead midway through the second period before Bowey tied the game 12:48 into the period.

Dauphin started the game-tying play when he carried the puck down the left wing and behind the goal-line, skating toward the net.

He then centred the puck to Bowey, who was skating in from the slot. Although American goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped his initial shot, Bowey whacked at the puck a few times to push it across the goal-line.

Baptiste setup the winner when he carried the puck down the right wing, and passed it back to a trailing Gauthier.

Gauthier corralled the puck at the top of the slot and then wired a wrist shot past Demko to give Canada a 3-2 lead with 3:34 left in the second.