Canada’s National Junior Team was left with a silver medal after a 5-4 shootout loss to the United States in the gold medal game of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The silver medal is the 10th for Canada, pushing its all-time medal count to 31 (16 gold, 10 silver, five bronze) in 41 appearances at the World Juniors, dating back to the inaugural IIHF tournament in 1977.
Mathieu Joseph was one of two multi-point scorers for Canada in the final, tallying a goal and an assist. Joseph finished the tournament with one goal and four assists in seven games played.
Team Canada finished second in their pool following the round robin. They went on to beat the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals and Sweden in the semi-finals before moving on to face the United States in the finale.