Team Canada Jr. beat the Russians 5-0 in the final of the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton on Monday night.
Thus the Maple Leaf Squad will participate in the gold medal game for the fourth time in five years.
The current champions of the prestigious tournament will try to get their hands on the 19th coronation in its history.
In the clash with the Russians, Canada signed the score early in the first minute of the game.
Alex Newhook used a convenient jump over the bay window to retrieve the puck in the slot. He did not miss such an opportunity and placed the valuable object in the upper right corner of the cage.
Growing up through this quick net, Canada dominated their opponents in the first twenty and recorded two more wins. Their authors are Connor McMichael and Cole Perfetti.
Canadian dominance continued for the rest of the game. Braden Schneider and Dylan Cogens (empty net) scored the other goals for the winners. They finished second and third, respectively.
Meanwhile, Dylan Cogens, Canada’s leading scorer in the tournament, also collected two assists. He now has eight goals and has assisted a lot for 16 points in six games.
Before the Canadian cage, Devon Levy got the third shutout of the tournament. Montreal faced 27 shots, with his opponent Yaroslav Askarov being tested 35 times.
The Russians believed they had beaten the Florida Panthers’ hopes in the second period, but their goal was denied due to the offside.
In the final, Canada will face a dual winner between the Americans and the Finns, who will meet later in the evening. The gold medal game will take place on Tuesday evening.