Canada wins World Junior gold

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Canada held off a second period Russian charge to take the 2015 IIHF World Junior gold medal with a 5-4 win on Monday in Toronto./p>

The Canadians had taken a commanding 5-1 lead by 12:30 of the second period and it seemed the rest of the game would be a mere formality, however, Russia proved resilient and pushed back quickly.

A power play goal at 14:21 and an even strength tally 32 seconds later suddenly saw Russia cut the deficit in half to 5-3.

Then, with 2:23 remaining in the second period, the Russians were one goal back thanks to Nikolai Goldobin.

A hooking penalty to Sam Reinhart – scorer of Canada’s fifth goal and ultimately the game winner – at the end of the second period had Russia start the third on a power play.

Canada managed to kill off the Russian man advantage en route to victory.

More to come.

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