2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #8
Pre
Final
December 27, 2016 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
17
13
44
2
1
3
6

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
4
0 / 2
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS SLOVAKIA FOR SECOND WIN

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s National Junior Team completely shut the door on Slovakia on the second day of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, limiting its opponent to only six shots on net – tying a team record for fewest allowed – in earning a 5-0 win.

In 1983, Canada held Norway to half a dozen shots in a 13-0 victory.

Connor Ingram (Imperial, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) was barely tested in picking up his first international win.

Canada, in turn, fired 44 shots on Slovakian netminder Adam Huska.

Jérémy Lauzon (Val-d’Or, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL), Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL), Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) and Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) scored the goals. Chabot, Lauzon and Cirelli also had an assist each.

After no real excitement over the first 20 minutes, Canada broke the game open with a four-goal second period.

Lauzon got the ball rolling, taking a short pass from Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./University of North Dakota, NCHC) and going glove side from the slot.

Midway through, off a turnover in the neutral zone, Mathieu Joseph (Chambly, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) drove to the net and drew a tripping penalty. Canada controlled played in the offensive zone throughout the ensuing power play, with Raddysh finishing a below-the-goal-line pass from Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) to make it 2-0.

Just 1:40 later Cirelli redirected a shot from Lauzon for Canada’s third goal.

Canada then scored its second power play goal of the period. Chabot beat Huska cleanly from above the right face-off circle. The team now has five power play goals through two games.

By the end of the second period Canada had more goals (4) than Slovakia had shots on net (3).

The scoring was complete when Cirelli sent a centering pass to McLeod for an easy tap-in early in the third period.

Canada now has a day off. Its next game is against Latvia on Thursday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Juulsen
Interference (2:00)
8:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrej Hatala
Hooking (2:00)
15:38
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jérémy Lauzon

Assists: Julien Gauthier, Tyson Jost
5:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Myers
High-Sticking (2:00)
7:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Mario Grman
Tripping (2:00)
9:50
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh (power play)

Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Thomas Chabot
10:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Bodak
Slashing (2:00)
13:51
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Cirelli

Assists: Jérémy Lauzon, Blake Speers
13:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Radovan Bondra
Tripping (2:00)
15:25
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Chabot (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Dylan Strome
16:25
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Michael McLeod

Assists: Anthony Cirelli, Dillon Dubé
2:59

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Connor Ingram CAN 60 6 6 0 1.000
Adam Huska SVK 60 44 39 5 0.886

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 5 - SV - 39 - SAV% - 0.886
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2

Previous Games

4 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2017
3 - 8 L v SwedenSWE
Jan 2, 2017
5 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2017
0 - 2 L v RussiaRUS
Dec 31, 2016
5 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 2, 2017
4 - 2 W @ LatviaLAT
Dec 30, 2016
Videos
Photos
2017 NST: Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
Gangneung gold celebrated in Saskatoon
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 MWC: SWE 2 – CAN 1 (SO) (Gold medal)
Pickard made 40 saves, but Canada settled for silver at the worlds.
2017 MWC: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
Canada erased a two-goal deficit to advance to the gold medal game.
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