Nate Danielson CAN celebrates a goal during the USA v CAN semifinal match at the Vaudoise Arena. The Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday 21 January 2020. (Photo by OIS/Joe Toth. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC)

Nate Danielson and Team Canada capture bronze at Youth Olympics

Team Canada was victorious in its final game at the Youth Olympic Games.

Red Deer’s Nate Danielson scored in the opening three minutes of the game and Canada emerged with a 4-2 victory over Finland to capture bronze. The bronze medal is Canada’s third in three tries at the Games, last winning silver in 2016.

“Our goal was to get better as the tournament went on, and I think we did an exceptional job at that,” said head coach Gordie Dwyer.

“Our players bought in to how we have to play collectively as a group to be successful, and I thought we continued to grow as a team and individuals. We’re happy we’re finishing it off with a win, and winning an Olympic medal.”

Antonin Verreault scored for Canada at 1:45 of the first and Danielson, 15, scored 63 seconds later to open up a 2-0 lead for Canada. Cedrick Guindon added a goal at 9:40 of the first and added an empty-net goal in the third period to clinch the victory for Canada.

The Games wrapped up Wednesday with the closing ceremonies.



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