After guiding Canada's National Junior Team to back-to-back gold medals in 2005 and 2006, Brent Sutter will once again be behind the bench as head coach of Team Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden.
Ticketing pages for Toronto and Montreal will be online at HockeyCanada.ca/2015Juniors at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 30, with sales beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET. Fans will need to create an account, select their seats and complete the purchase. All current information will be posted through the event social media platforms, which will be the home for all accurate and official information throughout the on-sale period.
Nic Petan scored the game-winner with 2:46 to go, and Anthony Mantha finished with a goal and three assists as Canada scored the game’s last four goals to earn a wild World Juniors win over the Slovaks.
Canada erased four one-goal deficits, three of them in the third period, to force overtime, but it fell in a shootout to the Czechs for its first preliminary round loss at the World Juniors since New Year’s Eve 2010.
Anthony Mantha scored the sixth Boxing Day hat trick by a Canadian, Jonathan Drouin added three assists, and 12 skaters had at least one point to help Canada open the World Juniors with a win over Germany.