Zary, Lang represented Kamloops Blazers at Under-18 World Hockey Championship

Neither of the Kamloops Blazers who participated at the Under-18 World Hockey Championship in Sweden won medals, but both forwards strong individual tournaments.

Connor Zary of Saskatoon played for Canada, which fell 5-2 to the U.S. in the bronze-medal game on Sunday.

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Zary finished tied for 14th in tournament scoring, with seven points, including four goals, in seven games.

He scored twice in the semifinal round against Sweden, his second goal of the game tying the score at 3-3 with less than eight minutes to play in the third period.

Sweden scored with less than three minutes remaining to win 4-3.

Martin Lang and the Czech Republic were eliminated from medal contention with a 4-2 loss to Sweden in the quarter-final round.

Lang had three goals and four points in five games and was plus-2.

The Swedes won gold with a 4-3 overtime victory over Russia.

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