Team Canada has punched their ticket to Thursday's gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championship, as they scored six unanswered goals to take down the United States on Wednesday in their semi-final game. Their next opponent is Moose Jaw Warriors forward Martin Rysavy and team Czechia - a team that beat them 5-2 in round-robin play 10 days ago. The gold medal game goes on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. CST.
The Moose Jaw Warriors also had a come-from-behind win on Wednesday in Lethbridge, as Atley Calvert had the game-winner and led his team to a 5-3 victory over the Hurricanes. The Moose Jaw product led the team with two goals and two assists for four points in Wednesday's win. Warriors Assistant Coach Scott King spoke about the win.
"I like the fact that we stuck with it tonight [Wednesday]," says Kings. This is a tough building to play in and that's a good heavy team so we knew we had to be physical and match their physicality and we got some timely saves. This a really big win tonight."
The Warriors will now return home for a pair of games starting with the Calgary Hitmen on Friday at the Hangar at 7:00 p.m.
Moose Jaw's WINMAR AAA Warriors lost a heartbreaker 3-2 in overtime to the Warman Wildcats on Wednesday. The Wildcats tied the game late in the third period and then won it a minute 30 into the extra frame. Max Threinen and Liam Fitzpatrick picked up the goals for the home side.
And Four Canadian squads hit the ice on Thursday in NHL action. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Seattle Kraken in hopes of a bounce-back win. Montreal welcomes the New York Rangers to Bell Centre, Edmonton faces the New York Islanders at Rogers Place, while Vancouver plays Colorado at Rogers Arena.
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