Carter Hart is a World Champion!
The Philadelphia Flyers top goalie prospect closed out his fantastic World Junior Championship with a bang. He made 35 saves on 36 shots to shut down a very good Sweden team en route to Canada’s 3-1 win in the Gold Medal Game on Friday night.
Sweden outshot the Canadians all game long, but it was Hart who had the answer time and time again. He was the heart and soul of the team, and he was named the Player of the Game for his efforts.
Hart finished this year’s tournament with a 5-0-0-1 record and with a tournament-best .930 save percentage (145 saves on 156 shots) and goals against average (1.81). Hart’s eight wins over two years tie him for the most by a Canadian goaltender in the history of the tournament. His only two losses (8-0-0-2) were in shootouts, both to Team USA.
Hart follows in the footsteps of fellow Flyers prospect Tanner Laczynski, who was on last year’s Team USA squad that beat Canada for the gold medal.
Congratulations to Carter Hart and Team Canada for taking home gold!
(Photo by Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
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