Canadian hockey fans sound off on shootouts after World Juniors loss

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January 6, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: January 11, 2017 - 3:38pm
United States goaltender Tyler Parsons celebrates his team's victory over Canada in the final of the world junior championship in Montreal on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
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United States goaltender Tyler Parsons celebrates his team's victory over Canada in the final of the world junior championship in Montreal on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

It all comes down to a shot – and now people are firing off against using shootouts to determine hockey winners.

It comes after the U.S. nabbed gold a 5-4 shootout win against Canada for the World Junior Hockey Championship Thursday night.

"It was heartbreaking because they lost in a shootout and I don't like shootouts," Hailey Evans said. "I was freaking out and yelling at the T.V."

The teen doesn't think shootouts should be banned, but rather changed.

"It should be continuous overtime like what the NHL does in their league," she said.

Despite the negativity towards shootouts, Saskatoon resident Alison Schneider said she was on the edge of her seat for the whole game.

"I was falling off my seat, it was so crazy," she said. "I still really dislike shootouts."

On social media, a number of American commenters were calling Canadians a bunch of whiners.

Some tweets said that if Canada had won, shootouts would have been a great thing.

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