It’s gold for Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Canada outworked the more talented Swedes for a 3-1 victory.
Little used Tyler Steenbergen scored the winner with only 1.40 left in the third.
Canada was outshot 16-9 in the first period but maintaned a 1-1 tie.
Carter Hutt made 31 saves in the net.
It’s a gold medal for Charlottetown Islanders athletic therapist Kevin Elliott who added to his international collection.
Sweden’s Lias Andersson was so upset with losing he tossed his silver medal into stands which was retrieved by a fan.
The Islanders game with Baie-Comeau was postponed to Monday night in the Q. The Drakkar couldn’t leave Bathurst, New Brunswick where 51 cm of snow came down.
The UPEI men’s and women’s teams began the second half with impressive wins.
The men’s Panthers edged 2nd place St. F.X., 3-2 in a shootout.
Cody Payne scored the only goal in the shootout and also scored in regulation.
Goalie Matt Mancina was the game star with 26 saves.
Acadia stopped Moncton, 7-4. Kyle Farrell with two goals.
The women’s Panthers were 6-0 winner at Mount Allision. Rachel Colle and Emma Weatherbie had two goals each. Megan Sullivan made 10 saves for the shutout.
Former Islander Daniel Sprong scored his first 2 goals of the season playing on a line with Sidney Crosby as Pittsburgh blanked the NY Islanders, 4-0. Crosby had a goal and three assists.
Another win for Gerard Gallant’s Las Vegas Golden Knights. They edged Chicago, 5-4. Reilly Smith had goal and 2 assists.
Ottawa got by San Jose, 6-5 in overtime on a Matt Duchene goal only 7 seconds into the extra period.
Winnipeg shaded Buffalo, 4-3.
Detroit over Florida, 4-2.
The Toronto Raptors improved to 27-10 as they bounced Milwaukee, 129-110 in the NBA. Serge Ibaka with 21 points to lead Toronto.
The Lauren Lenentine rink has captured the A final in the provincial Scotties in Cornwall with an 11-2 win over Veronica Smith. Lenentine with a three straight wins.
Eddie MacKenzie over Phil Gorveatt, 10-7 in the A final in the PEI Tankard in the men’s, also in Cornwall.
Both Major Midget games involving Island teams were postponed due to travel restrictions on the Confederation Bridge.
Kesington at the Northern Moose and Charlottetown at Saint John called off.
Kings County dumped the Central Attack, 7-1 in Island Midget AAA.
Sherwood Metros over Georgetown Eagles, 7-3 and
Summerside doubled North River, 4-2 in Jr. C.
Prince County got by Mid-Isle, 3-2 in Bantam AAA.
Dalhousie at UPEI in AUS men’s hockey at 7.00.
St. F.X. visits UPEI in women’s hockey at 3.00.
The Windsor Express at the Island Storm in NBL basketball at 7.00.
UPEI visits St. F.X. in women’s and men’s basketball in Antigonish tonight to be begin the second half.
Moncton at Kensington at 7.30 in Major Midget hockey.
Summerside visits Kings County in Souris at 1.50 in Midget AAA.
Pownal at the Western Regals in Alberton at 7.30.
South Side visits the North River Flames in Jr. C at the APM Centre.
Harness racing at 12.30 at Red Shores in Charlottetown. A 13 dash card this afternoon. Rose Run Quest is the favourite in the five horse field feature in Race 9.