2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 RBC Road to the World Jr. Champ.
Game #1
Pre
Final
December 19, 2016 7:00 pm EST
Bell Centre
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
4
0
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
7
10
25
17
6
7
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
6
0 / 3
14

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS FINLAND IN PRE-WORLD JUNIORS ACTION

DAVID BRIEN

MONTREAL, Que. – Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./University of North Dakota, NCHC) and Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) had a pair of goals each, leading Canada’s National Junior Team to a 5-0 pre-tournament win over Finland on Monday night ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) made 25 saves to earn the shutout. Including games at selection camp last week, Canada has now gone 203:58 without allowing a goal.

Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) was the other Canadian to find the back of the net, while also adding an assist, while fellow returnee Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) chipped in with two helpers.

The boys in red and white came out strong and got the Bell Centre crowd cheering early with four goals in the first period, starting with a Jost marker 11 seconds in; he jumped on the rebound of a Gauthier shot and beat Finnish goaltender Vaini Vehvilainen.

Just 1:28 later, Raddysh sped away from a defender and went to the backhand to make it 2-0.

It was a three-goal lead at 14:28 after Barzal slammed on the brakes behind the Finnish net before tucking a wraparound past Vehvilainen, and Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and Gauthier set up Jost for his second of the period off a won face-off late in the opening frame.

After being heavily outshot 17-8 in the first period, Finland held a 7-6 advantage in the in the second, but neither team would manage to find the back of the net.

The final tally came midway through the third period after Raddysh picked up a loose puck at the side of the crease and banked a shot off a Finnish defender for his second goal of the night.

The Canadians outshot Finland 30-25, and both teams were perfect on the penalty kill; Canada was 0-for-3 with the power play, while the Finns were goalless on seven chances.

Canada’s National Junior Team will head next to the nation’s capital, facing off against the Czech Republic in Ottawa on Wednesday night (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) in the second of three pre-tournament games.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Julien Gauthier, Thomas Chabot
0:11
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Mathew Barzal
1:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Stephens
Hooking (2:00)
8:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Slashing (2:00)
11:45
GOAL
Goal: Mathew Barzal

Assists: Mathieu Joseph
14:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Robin Salo
Hooking (2:00)
15:37
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Julien Gauthier, Nicolas Roy
17:46
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Janne Kuokkanen
Interference (2:00)
6:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
Slashing (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
Hooking (2:00)
16:49
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Otto Koivula
High-Sticking (2:00)
1:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson Jost
Tripping (2:00)
7:28
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Dillon Dubé
10:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
15:12

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Veini Vehviläinen FIN 60 30 25 5 0.833
Carter Hart CAN 60 25 25 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SV - 25 - SAV% - 0.833
GA 0 - SV - 25 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2

Previous Games

8 - 1 W @ SlovakiaSVK
Dec 22, 2016
4 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 23, 2016
0 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 19, 2016
5 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 21, 2016
5 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Dec 19, 2016