One image served as goalie Devon Levi’s driving force as he and the other Canadian players waited out quarantine in their hotel rooms — playing for gold at the world junior hockey championship.
Now the image is coming into focus.
After beating Russia 5-0 in semifinal action on Monday, Canada will look to defend its title on Tuesday.
“The picture of [playing for gold] has been probably our driving force since we got here,” Levi said on a video call after Monday’s win. “We’ve put in a lot to this. It’s a great feeling that we’re here and that we got here. But the job’s not done yet.”
The tilt between Canada and Russia on Monday was a rematch of last year’s gold-medal game, which saw the Canadians claw their way back from a deficit for a dramatic 4-3 win.