Hosts Canada beat Finland in additional time to win the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship for a report nineteenth time.

Kent Johnson scored in a golden-goal interval at Edmonton’s Rogers Place to present Canada a 3-2 win within the ultimate.

Objectives from Joshua Roy and William Dufour had given Canada a 2-0 lead, however Finland fought again admirably as strikes from Aleksi Heimosalmi and Joakim Kemell within the third interval levelled the rating.

Canada gained all seven matches they performed on the World Junior Championship, with the ultimate the primary time they’d been taken to additional time.

Finland’s solely different defeat was a 6-3 loss versus Canada within the group stage.

Sweden beat the Czech Republic 3-1 within the bronze-medal match, denying the Czechs a primary podium end since 2005.

The Czech Republic nonetheless had a match to recollect, together with knocking out the defending champions from the US within the quarter-finals.

Mason McTavish had two assists in the final and was named tournament MVP ©Getty Images
Mason McTavish had two assists within the ultimate and was named match MVP ©Getty Photographs

Czech ahead Jan Mysak was named to the match’s All-Star Workforce, alongside Sweden goalkeeper Jesper Wallstedt, Swedish defender Emil Andrae, Kemell and Canadian duo Olen Zellweger and Mason McTavish.

McTavish had two assists within the ultimate and was additionally named Most Helpful Participant.

This males’s under-20 match was imagined to be performed final December and January in Edmonton and Purple Deer and had bought underway, just for a sequence of COVID-19 outbreaks to result in its cancellation.

The IIHF opted to start out once more from scratch.

Latvia changed Russia within the line-up, with the latter nation banned from IIHF competitors due to the warfare in Ukraine.