Canada has won the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Team Canada was perfect in the preliminary round before winning a couple playoff games and finishing Finland in the final, 3-2 in overtime.
Kent Johnson scored at 3:20 of the extra period in front of a near-capacity crowd at Rogers Place.
Fort Saskatchewan's Olen Zellweger and former Rangers' goalie Sebastian Cossa helped the Canadian team secure their 19th gold medal.
Zellweger, an Anaheim Ducks prospect, had an assist in the final game on Canada’s second goal. In six tournament games, Zellweger finished fourth in total scoring with 10 points (2G, 8A).
Cossa played in one game for the Canadians allowing two goals on 24 shots (.917 SV).
Mason McTavish was named MVP of the juniors.
The tournament in Edmonton was originally to take place in December of 2021. However, it was postponed at the time due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Canada also won gold in 2020.