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McKenna Sets Canadian Record in Semi Final Win over Sweden

May 4, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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ESPOO, FINLAND - MAY 4: Canada's Gavin Mckenna #9 scores on Sweden's Love Harenstam #35 during Canada vs Sweden Semifinal Round action at the 2024 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship at Metro Arena on May 4, 2024 in Espoo, Finland. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/IIHF)

McKenna sets Canadian Record in Semi Final Win over Sweden Category: Article May 4, 2024 Tags: World U18 Gavin McKenna Team Canada whl

Espoo, FIN - Gavin McKenna stands alone in Canadian hockey history at the World U18's in Finland during Canada's victory over Sweden in the Semi-Finals this morning 5-4.

McKenna made history on Canada's second goal of the 1st period as he'd pass Tyson Jost & Macklin Celebrini for the most points scored by a Canadian skater with 16 points. (six goals, 10 assists).

Canada got out to a 4-0 lead after the first, thanks to goals from Liam Greentree, McKenna, Tij Iginla & Ryder Ritchie.

Henry Mews would push the Canadians lead to 5-2 after 40 minutes of play. Sweden would make it a two-goal game at 7:58.Hugo Orrsten would make it 5-4 at 14:19 but Canadian goaltender Carter George stood tall the rest of the way. Booking Canada's ticket to the finals.

Also named a top player of the U18's McKenna, Canada's captain Porter Martone & Cater George took home the honours.

McKenna & Team Canada are off to the Gold Medal game Sunday morning against the United States, game time is set for 9 AM / MT and can be watched on TSN.

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