Team Canada is bringing home gold after winning the U18 Hockey World Championship on Thursday (May 6). 
 
The Canadians beat Russia 5-3 in the championship game, going undefeated through the tournament. 
 
Russia started strong, scoring the game's first goal. However, Canada crushed their lead in the second period without giving the Russians a chance to come back. 
 
The top goal-scorer of the night was captain Shane Wright who scored two of the five goals and added an assist, followed by 15-year-old Connor Bedard, who had one goal and one assist. 
 
Among the players who will be returning with a medal is Olen Zellweger, a Fort Saskatchewan native who currently plays for the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League (WHL). 
 
Zellweger had one goal and seven assists in eight games for the Canadians. He also had a +/- of +8. 
 
According to Elite Prospects, a website that tracks hockey statistics, 17-year-old Zellweger is eligible for the 2021 NHL draft in July. 
 
The last time Canada won the title was in 2013.  
 
The hockey tournament was held in Frisco, Texas.