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Members of Canadian junior hockey team return to cheers from fans

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TORONTO - Members of Canada's junior hockey team arriving at Toronto's Pearson International Airport today were greeted by cheers from supporters.

The team won its fifth straight gold medal at the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 5-1 win over Sweden. Some of the players wore their medals around their necks and signed autographs for fans.

Team MVP John Tavares says the triumph shows the team has great character and a never-say-die attitude.

Cody Hodgson, who led the tournament with 16 points, says the team got better with each game it played.

Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo says the team's performance shows there are a lot of talented players in Canada - and he's hoping the team makes it six in a row next year.

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