Canada vs. Sweden in gold-medal final

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It was Canada's second gold medal in four years and the fourth straight time the Canadians had defeated Sweden in a gold medal game.

On Friday night, with a shiny gold medal hanging around his neck, Hart can fully put the past behind following a 35-save performance in a thrilling 3-1 victory over Sweden. "It's hard to describe how it feels right now, but it's something I'll never forget".

For one night at least, Drake Batherson - a Nova Scotian teenager unbeknownst to Team Canada as recently as last season - was Canada's favourite son Drake.

Alex Formenton sealed the game with an empty-net goal with one minute and 14 seconds remaining.

"I just blacked out when it happened", Steenbergen said. "And to win it for all the crowd that came out for us was pretty special".

With six goals in the last three games, Batherson has been Canada's hottest forward, something few would have predicted based on his draft status.

They also may want to take along a defenceman like Timmins or Montreal Canadiens Victor Mete, who will have to be returned to junior in order to be eligible for the Olympics. Their lone loss came in a shocking upset against Slovakia, but they quickly bounced back with a stunning comeback victory over Canada.

The frustration and disappointment was palpable for Sweden, which dropped to 1-6 when playing in the championship game, including 0-4 when facing Canada.

"I didn't want it".


"There was one guy in the stands who wanted it more than me, so I made a decision to give it to him", Andersson said. The Swedish captain, Lias Andersson, threw his medal over the glass and to a fan donning a Rochester Americans jersey.

On Friday, Sweden will face either Canada or the Czech Republic in the tournament final. Trent Frederic scored four times in leading the United States.

Canada vs. Czech Republic, 8 p.m. There was electricity in the building, bringing to mind the wild atmosphere that was part of every Canada game during the 2011 world junior. There was definitely no shortage of "Hey Baby" as Team Canada rolled to a 7-2 romp over the Czech Republic after a first period scare.

After a tightly played, scoreless first period, the Swedes struck first with 6:30 left in the second when Canucks prospect Elias Pettersson beat United States of America goaltender Joseph Woll cleanly from the circle with a top corner wrist shot from the circle to give his team a 1-0 lead.

Mittelstadt, to his credit, faced the large media scrum after the game and took accountability for the failure on that play and tournament as a whole.

The Swedes were outshooting the Canadians 24-11 at the halfway point of the second, and tied the game on their 25th shot with a short-handed goal from Soderlund. Linus Lindstrom had two assists. Dahlin shot over the net from the slot, got the puck back and set up Fabian Zetterlund for a great chance ...

His best save came midway through the second when he kicked out his left pad to foil Fabian Zetterlund's shot from the slot. And if not for a gorgeous save off the butt-end of goalie Carter Hart's stick while the Czechs were on a power play, the Canadians might have had to dig themselves out of a larger hole. "Fortunately enough, we have Tyler Steenbergen on our team and he just wanted to contribute today".

"Everyone is here to win", Swedish coach Tomas Moten said. He didn't participate of the Under-17 or Under-18 tournaments and wasn't invited to participate in the World Junior Summer Showcase Series last August in MI. "I talked to him after and he felt good. We didn't make it that time", Ducharme said of Canada's sixth-place finish in 2016.

Batherson collected Team Canada's first hat trick since teammate Taylor Raddysh piled in three against Latvia a year ago. "To do it here tonight, I can say now that mission is accomplished". It was really close.

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