Axel Jonsson-Fjällby and Team Sweden won silver at the WJC. Sweden captain Lias Andersson threw his medal into the stands.
Friday night, Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 to capture gold in the 2018 World Junior Championship. For Canada, it’s their second gold medal in their last four tournaments.
In front of an overwhelmingly Canadian crowd at Buffalo’s Key Bank Center, rarely-used forward Tyler Steenbergen scored the game-winning goal with 1:40 left in the third period after both teams exchanged tallies in the second period. Canada’s Alex Formenton added an empty-net goal.
The medal ceremony was wild.