Twitter reaction: Canada’s wild WJC win over Sweden ignites a nation

Canada broke a 1-1 tie late in the third and added an empty netter to get a 3-1 win over Sweden and claim the gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Team Canada won its 17th gold medal at the world juniors Friday night and did so in dramatic fashion against Sweden when Tyler Steenbergen scored the go-ahead goal with 100 seconds remaining in the third period of a 1-1 game.

Canada went 0-for-6 on the power play despite scoring 13 goals on 23 opportunities with the man advantage in the tournament prior to the final, and even allowed a shorthanded goal to Sweden, but managed to secure its second WJC gold in the past four years with a 3-1 victory after Alex Formenton buried an empty-netter.

Steenbergen, a 2017 fifth-round pick of the Arizona Coyotes, scored off a beautiful pass from defenceman Conor Timmins and the Team Canada bench and the thousands of fans donning red and white in the KeyBank Center erupted with elation.

That’s also the type of reaction we saw on social media. Here’s a sample of the Twitter reaction Canada’s win generated.

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