British Columbia 5—Ontario 2
(Halifax, N.S.) British Columbia punched their ticket to the gold medal game after a team effort against Ontario.
Curtis Lazar had a hat trick and four points for B.C. who avenged an earlier preliminary round loss to Ontario.
B.C. will now take on Quebec in the gold medal game at the Metro Centre Friday night. Ontario will have to battle Alberta for bronze on Friday afternoon also at the Metro Centre.
Saskatchewan 4 — New Brunswick 0
(Dartmouth, N.S.) Brett Lewchuk made 24 saves en route to a 4-0 shutout for Saskatchewan over New Brunswick in relegation round play at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.
Craig Leverton added a pair of goals to help lift Saskatchewan to the victory.
Saskatchewan will now battle prairie rival Manitoba for 5th seed Friday in Dartmouth while New Brunswick will face Nova Scotia for 7th place.