Prince Albert, SK – Defenceman Nolan Allan and Team Canada will play for the gold medal at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championships after an 8-1 win over Sweden in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Allan had an assist in the contest, setting up Connor Bedard’s third goal of the game late in the third period. Allan’s shot from the point was stopped, but Bedard buried the rebound.
Bedard had a hat trick for Canada, while Shane Wright of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs had a goal and three assists. Brennan Othmann (Flint Firebirds), Francesco Pinelli (Kitchener Rangers), Conner Roulette (Seattle Thunderbirds), and Chase Stillman (Sudbury Wolves) also scored for Canada.
Canada will face off against either Finland or Russia in the gold-medal game of the tournament, which will be played on 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Catch the game on TSN.