The Canadian Under 18 junior squad claimed the Gold this weekend in Piestany, as Team Canada claimed the title in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka hockey tournament.
The fourth time in five years that a Canadian squad has won the kick off to the always emotional junior hockey international tournament schedule. Canada had a perfect 4 and 0 record in the tournament.
Scoring for Canada in the Gold medal match were Taylor Hall, Carter Ashton, Ryan Ellis, Simon Despres, Brayden Schenn and Casey Cizikas.
Canada defeated their long time junior Nemesis, Russia in the final match of the weekend, outscoring them 6-3 to collect the gold and bragging rights until the World Juniors come along in December.
Globe and Mail-- Canada's under-18 team takes gold
Vancouver Sun-- Canadian U-18's win Ivan Hlinka tournament
Hockey Canada-- Tournament Recap