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Canada coasts into final

Canada advanced to the title game in the world junior championships a fourth straight year, beating the Czech Republic 3-1 in Grand Forks, N.D. Canada, seeking its first title since 1997, plays in the championship game Tuesday night. Last year in Finland, the United States beat Canada 4-3 in the final. Jeff Carter opened scoring for Canada in the first period, and Nigel Dawes and Patrice Bergeron added goals 2:42 apart in the second. Jeff Glass made 10 saves, allowing only Rostislav Olesz's short-handed goal in the third period. Canada is 5-0 in the tournament and has outscored opponents 35-6. In relegation play, Slovakia scored third-period goals to beat Belarus 2-1.

Compiled from Times wires.

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