For the second time in 138 days, Canada has scored a golden goal to win the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Following Kent Johnson’s overtime heroics during the gold-medal game of the postponed 2022 tournament in August, it was Dylan Guenther’s turn to provide Canada with the game-winning tally in an extra frame to retain the country’s crown at the under-20 competition on Thursday in Halifax.
The Edmonton native scored off a give-and-go with teammate Joshua Roy just over six minutes into the three-on-three overtime, lifting Canada to a 3-2 victory over Czechia.
The win gives Canada its 20th overall gold medal and its first back-to-back titles since 2009.
Hockey fans and media took to Twitter to congratulate team and player for the monumental accomplishment.