EDMONTON – Josh Williams and Alexis Lafreniere each had a goal and an assist as Canada defeated Sweden 4-3 to close out the round robin portion of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 hockey tournament on Wednesday.
Matthew Robertson and Kirby Dach also scored for Canada.
Lucas Raymond, Alexander Holtz and Elmer Soderblom responded for Sweden.
Canada finished first in its pool with a record of 3-0, while Sweden was 2-1.
The Canadians will face the United States in Friday’s semifinals, while Sweden will be up against Russia.
Canada has won gold in nine of the last 10 of these U-18 tournaments.