by Jason LaRose
January 5, 2014, MALMÖ, Sweden (ISN) – Canada’s National Junior Team has finished fourth at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, falling to Russia 2-1 in Sunday’s bronze medal game at Malmö Arena.
Josh Morrissey (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) scored the lone goal for the Canadians, pulling Canada to within one seven minutes into the third period. Zachary Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) made 30 saves in the Canadian net.
Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) finished as Canada’s top scorer at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording 11 points (five goals, six assists) in seven games. Mantha was named a tournament all-star, the lone Canadian named to the media all-star team.
Canada has medalled at 14 of the last 16 IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011, and bronze medals in 2000, 2001 and 2012.
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