Canada has won gold in the Czech Republic!
The nation’s U18 team claimed a 4-1 win over the hosts Czech Republic Saturday with Ottawa 67’s defenceman Kevin Bahl scoring a clutch goal for Canada late in the second period.
After missing out on a medal last year for the first time since 2007, Canada returns to the top of the podium – the countries 21st gold medal in the 27-year history of the tournament.
After Jared McIsaac and captain Joe Veleno paced Canada to a two-goal lead, the Czechs pulled one back a third of the way through the second period.
With 31 seconds remaining in the middle frame, Kevin Bahl’s point shot found its way through a maze of bodies restoring Canada’s two-goal lead and ensuring that gold would be the colour on the day for the U18 side.
Bahl will join the 67’s in just over two weeks time as training camp nears ahead of the hockey club’s 50th anniversary season.
The 67’s will open their 50th anniversary season on September 21 in Barrie, with their home opener set for Sunday, September 24 against the reigning OHL Champions, the Erie Otters.
Season tickets for the 67’s 50th Anniversary Season are on sale now by clicking here, calling 613.232.6767 X1 Option 2, or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. Season Ticket Packages start as low as $325 – less than $10 per game. Single game tickets go on-sale September 5.