LAKE PLACID — Defenseman Samuel Ruffin scored at 8 minutes, 48 seconds into overtime to help the United States men’s hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Japan on Saturday, propelling the Americans into Sunday’s gold medal game of the World University Games at Olympic Center.

Ruffin’s goal was assisted by Luke Aquaro and Jack Jaunich. Aquaro, Brandan Mark and Austin Master were the other goal-scorers for the U.S.

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