The Flyers have more prospects than any other NHL team in the World Junior Hockey Championships and Wednesday night's semifinal between Canada and Sweden was a showcase of impressive netminders Carter Hart of Canada and Felix Sandstrom of Sweden.
With the right to take on Team USA in the final up for grabs, both Hart, the 48th overall selection in the 2016 NHL draft and Sandstrom, the 70th overall pick in the 2015 draft, made sensational saves.
Unreal. pic.twitter.com/7WITH9ttDq— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 5, 2017
Sandstrom robs Jost twice pic.twitter.com/MmnXd8NQR7— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) January 5, 2017
You can tell the Canadian fans love Hart because they are going absolutely nuts over him on Twitter. During the game, he was the No. 2 trending topic in Canada.
carter hart is gonna win the semifinals and save the world— 🤩 (@arobyna) January 5, 2017
Would someone please tell Carter Hart how much I appreciate him?— Jules (@dancetheskies) January 5, 2017
Carter Hart, the Sherwood Park product, is going to remember that one the rest of his life. Off glove. Off skate. Saves it on the goal line.— Terry Jones (@byterryjones) January 5, 2017
Canada went on to beat Sweden, 5-2, and will meet Team USA on Thursday night with gold on the line.
And the Flyers hope they've struck gold with these two prospects.