World Jr. Hockey Championships: Mission Accomplished for Canada

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World Jr. Hockey Championships: Mission Accomplished for Canada

Canada and Sweden met in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Saturday.

Canada ultimately avenged its 4-3 loss to Sweden in the group phase of the tournament to take home the title with a 3-2 overtime win.

Brad Marchand put Canada up 1-0 just 1:27 into the game, then helped Claude Giroux add a second goal before the first period was over.

In the second period, Canada protected the 2-0 lead, with Canadian goaltender Steve Mason holding Sweden scoreless.

The Swedes attacked more systematically in the third period. After Jonathan Carlsson finally got Sweden on the board, Tomas Larsson pushed a loose puck into the Canadian net with under a minute to go to send the game to overtime.

Matthew Halischuk scored the game-winning goal for Canada 3:36 into the overtime period, giving Canada a fourth-consecutive gold medal.

Congratulations to the winners.



2008 Podium

Gold Medal: Canada

Silver Medal: Sweden

Bronze Medal: Russia

 

(Picture: The Canadian Team, Canadian Press)

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