Connor Bedard's late-game heroics is not enough as Canada loses in the Hockey World Championship semifinals

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Chicago Blackhawks superstar Connor Bedard will not be playing for a Hockey World Championship. It is not for a lack of trying.

Canada lost to Switzerland in the semifinals 3-2 where it took a shootout to decide the winner. Bedard did what he could late in the game to get Canada the victory.

Bedard set up John Tavares for the game-tying goal late in the third period.

Bedard then netted Canada's only goal in the shootout.

Despite coming up with a clutch pass and clutch goal, it was not enough as the Swiss got two goals in the shootout to advance to the Hockey World Championship title game.

Bedard's hockey season is not officially over as Canada will play Sweden in the third-place game.

Bedard's Hockey World Championship tournament has been a roller coaster ride.

He was the tournament's star when it started, scoring five goals in four games. Bedard then struggled during the rest of Canada's pool play schedule. He got back to playing strong in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

At least his hockey season will be over on Sunday. Too bad it will not be playing for a title. The Blackhawks superstar could use some rest after he has been on a whirlwind ever since last year's draft.

Now he can catch his breath after Sunday and get some much-needed rest.

He did not get a chance to face his linemate, Philipp Kurashev who was a healthy scratch for the Swiss. Again this is a tournament where playing for the love of one's country is on the line. Plus, with the Stanley Cup playoffs going on, most teams were not at full strength. It is not the end of the world that Kurashev is not having a great tournament.

Hawks goaltender Petr Mrazek will get a chance to be a part of a World Championship team as Czechia advanced to the title game with a 7-3 victory over Sweden. However, Mrazek has been Czechia's backup goalie, so that is why the previous sentence was worded "to be part of a World Championship team."