Hudon scores twice as Canada routs Russia 5-0 in semis of Ivan Hlinka tournament

PIESTANY, Slovakia - Charles Hudon had a pair of goals and an assist to lead Canada past Russia 5-0 in the semifinals of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial memorial tournament today.

The victory puts Canada in the final of the annual under-18 international hockey tournament staged in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The Canadians will play the winner of the Sweden-Finland semifinal that was set to go later Friday.

Thomas Wilson, Mathew Dumba and Derrick Pouliot also scored for Canada.