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Canada cruises past Russia, advances to gold medal game at world juniors


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.

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