Canada booked its spot in the gold medal game at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 5-0 semifinal win over Finland.
Here are a few Quotes from Team Canada….
“We had a great start tonight; our [defence] moved the puck quickly out of our end and our forwards were on the right side of the puck. It’ll be a big test tomorrow and we’ll need all the guys to play their game. We’ve faced a lot of adversity this tournament and tomorrow will be another step.”
- Team Canada head coach Dale Hunter (Petrolia, Ont./London, OHL) on the gold medal game
“It was pretty special out there. They’re a great team and my teammates were really good tonight. They blocked shots, they scored goals, they did the little things. You dream of playing in this tournament as a kid and for the team to get the win and the shutout tonight was great.”
- Hofer on the shutout and fans chanting his name
“It’s an exciting opportunity for the guys. We’re facing a great team and we’re going to have to play our best game of the tournament. I’m excited about it and I know the rest of the guys are too.”
- Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Grand Rapids, AHL) on the gold medal game
Canada vs. Russia (gold medal game) – Sunday, Jan. 5 (1 p.m. ET/10 a. m. PT)