UM’s Kent Johnson leads Canada into gold-medal game at worlds


Edmonton, Alberta — Goaltender Dylan Garand made 31 saves, University of Michigan forward Kent Johnson had a goal and two assists and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-2 on Friday to advance to the world junior hockey championship game.

Canada will face Finland or Sweden on Saturday night.

Logan Stankoven added goal and an assist to help Canada improve to 6-0. Connor Bedard, Mason McTavish and Joshua Roy also scored.

Red Wings draft pick Donovan Sebrango was plus-1 in 20:53 of ice time. Johnson 

Jan Mysak and David Jiricek scored for the Czech Republic. Tomas Suchanek made 22 saves in the first two periods, and Pavel Cajan stopped eight shots in the third.

The Czech Republic upset the United States 4-2 in the quarterfinals Wednesday night.