Canada Plays For Gold

Drake Batherson had a hat trick to lead Canada past the Czech Republic 7-2 in the semifinal of the world junior hockey championship.

Canada will play Sweden in the gold-medal game tonight at 8pm.

Sam Steel, Maxime Comtois, Jordan Kyrou, Boris Katchouk also scored for Canada.  Carter Hart made 18 saves in net for the win.

Filip Zadina had a pair of goals for the Czech Republic.

Sweden beat the host Americans 4-2 in the tournament's other semifinal.

The Czechs will face the U.S. in the bronze-medal game this afternoon at 4pm.