It might not have been the medal that Team Canada had hoped for, but the Canadian National Junior Hockey team salvaged some hardware Thursday afternoon in Calgary with a 4-0 win over Finland at the World Junior Hockey Championships at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
In winning the game, Team Canada won the Bronze medal and recorded a medal at the World Junior Hockey Championships for a 14th consecutive year.
Canadian goaltender Mark Visentin made 27 saves for the shutout, including an outstanding save on a penalty shot in the second period and a remarkable glove save early in the third period. Quinton Howden of Oakbank, Manitoba scored twice, while Tanner Pearson and Mark Scheifele, who each play for the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League, recorded a goal and an assist.
Freddie Hamilton of the Niagara IceDogs also recorded a multi-point game with two assists.
Team Russia plays Team Sweden for the Gold medal this evening at 6pm.