Canadians overwhelm Russia at Hlinka
Through two periods Friday, Canada led Russia 4-2 at the Ivan Hlinka under-18 hockey tournament.
More specifically, it was four goals for Canada ... and two shots for Russia.
In a dominating performance, the Canadians went on to defeat Russia 5-0 in Piestany, Slovakia to advance to the final of the annual event.
The Canadians outshot their old foes 18-1 in the first period and 17-1 in the second. They showed a bit of mercy in the third, gaining a 9-4 edge in shots. That's 44-6 overall. Daniel Altshuller got the shutout.
Charles Hudon had two goals and one assist while Thomas Wilson, Mathew Dumba and Derrick Pouliot each scored once.
Canada will face Sweden in the final Saturday. The Swedes edged Finland 4-3 in the other semifinal.