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Curtis Lazar of Vernon has helped lead Team Canada to the gold medal game at the World Junior Championships.
Image Credit: Hockey Canada
January 05, 2015 - 12:36 PM


THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - You watched them come out on top in every game so far, including a win over the United States on New Year’s Eve, but today, as an unprecedented snow day shuts down schools across the Southern Interior, many of us are preparing to cheer on Team Canada during the gold medal game comfortably from home, without having to skip out of work early or call in sick.

Team Canada is taking on Russia in the World Junior Championship gold medal game, the same team they lost to during the first pre-tournament game. That game went to overtime and saw Canada lose 2-1.

Canada went 4-0 during round robin play and then beat Denmark 8-0 in the quarter-finals and Slovakia 5-1 in semi-final action. Russia went 1-2-1 during round robin but was able to overtake the United States in the quarter-finals and Sweden in the semi-finals.

Team Captain, Curtis Lazar of Vernon, has tallied nine points in six games while Joe Hicketts of Kamloops has tallied three points and two penalty minutes. The two Kelowna Rockets players, Josh Morrissey and Madison Bowey, have both earned three points.

The game begins at 5 p.m. PST and will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Slovakia and Sweden will play for the bronze medal at 1 p.m. PST.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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