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.
GAME OVER! It's bronze for 🇨🇦 thanks to a 4-2 win over 🇫🇮. 🥉
— Team Canada Men (@HC_Men) January 22, 2020
“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.