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Saturday Habs Headlines: Victor Mete wins gold as Canada claims the World Juniors crown

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In today’s links, two Habs prospects claim WJC medals, another view of the Drouin-Sergachev trade, and more.

Sweden v Canada: Gold Medal Game - 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Nicholas T. LoVerde/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Victor Mete won gold with Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship. If you missed the game, see the highlights of the thrilling match in our recap. [EOTP]


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  • Ryan Poehling also left the tournament with a medal, scoring a goal to help Team USA claim bronze. We caught up with him after the game. [EOTP | Bronze recap | Poehling quotes]
  • The Jonathan Drouin - Mikhail Sergachev trade will likely even out for both sides over time. [TSN]
  • Les Canadiennes will be back in action tonight after a three-week break.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Team Canada head coach Dominique Ducharme is happy to finally be able to make his late father proud with an international hockey title. [TSN]
  • It was a good time to step away from the junior team, with Ducharme stating afterward he would not be returning to next year’s tournament:
  • Sweden’s captain, Lias Andersson, was so disappointed with missing out on gold that he tossed his silver medal into the crowd. [TSN]
  • He did convince an American fan in attendance to switch allegiances, however:
  • With the 2018 tournament now complete, the groups have been determined for the 2018 World Juniors in British Columbia. [IIHF]
  • Glen Gulutzan was not happy with the effort his Calgary Flames were showing in practice yesterday, and made it known. [Sportsnet]