Canada wins Gold at World Junior Hockey Championship with 4-3 win over Russia

Canada lost just one game at the tournament

They battled through injuries.

They battled through penalties.

And Team Canada battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to beat Russia 4-3 to take the Gold Medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Akil Thomas scored the game-winning goal – his only tally of the tournament – in Canada’s three-goal third period.

Canada lost just one game at the tournament – 6-0 to Russia – in the preliminary round. It was Canada’s worst defeat in world junior hockey history.

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