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Czech Republic (Russia), Jan 5 (Canadian-Media): In one of the tightest gold medal games in recent history, Canada captured the gold medal in the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships on Sunday with a 4-3 comeback victory over Russia at Ostravar Arena in the Czech Republic, media reports said.
Canada beats Russia in world juniors hockey tournament. Image credit: sportsnet.ca
Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas scored the game-winning goal and it's the country's record 18th title overall.
Sweden's Samuel Fagemo (Kings) finished with the event's leading score with 13 points (eight goals and five assists).
The 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships is scheduled to take place in Alberta, Canada, with the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer serving as the host locations. Play begins Dec. 26, 2020.