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IIHF World Championship Recap – May 22

Lawson Crouse scored in the dying seconds of the third period before Canada fell 3-2 in a shootout to Norway

May 22, 2023


RIGA, Latvia Canada's National Men's Team dropped its second-consecutive game at the 2023 IIHF World Championship, suffering a 3-2 shootout loss to Norway at Arena Riga on Monday.

  • Lawson Crouse (Mount Brydges, Ont./Arizona, NHL) tied the game with 12 seconds remaining in the third period to send the game to overtime.
  • Milan Lucic (Vancouver, B.C./Calgary, NHL) opened the scoring for Canada just over eight minutes into the second period.
  • MacKenzie Weegar (Nepean, Ont./Calgary, NHL), Jake Middleton (Stratford, Ont./Minnesota, NHL) and Michael Carcone (Ajax, Ont./Tucson, AHL) chipped in with one assist apiece.
  • Tyler Myers (Calgary, Alta./Vancouver, NHL) was named Player of the Game.
  • Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./St. Louis, NHL) made 21 saves.
  • Canada outshot Norway 33-23.

Next Game:

Canada vs. Czechia – Tuesday, May 23 (9:20 a.m. ET/6:20 a.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast 64 and 24 games, respectively; please check local listings for details.


“[Norway] plays well defensively, and we knew that going into the game. They have averaged about two goals against per game, so we knew they were going to defend really well. We did not play fast enough to get on the inside on them, and against a team like that you need to attack the inside of the ice to create scoring chances.”

“Adversity is part of this tournament. If you cannot overcome adversity, you will not have a good chance of winning. We are going through some adversity right now, which will help build character among our team. Tomorrow will give us another indication of where we stand as a team. We know we have qualified for the quarterfinals, but our focus is still on getting better every day and it will be good to get back at it in less than 24 hours.”

-      Head coach André Tourigny (Nicolet, Que./Arizona, NHL) on the challenges of Norway and facing adversity

“We have to give Norway credit. They played a hard game and locked us up pretty well. For us, we are working hard but we need to be realistic about the areas we need to improve. I do not think we need to make drastic changes, but we need to simplify things a little bit. We need to get more pucks to the net, crash some bodies in front of the other team’s net and make it hard on their goalies. It was not the result we wanted tonight, but we have a chance to come out tomorrow, improve our game and finish the preliminary round strong.”

-      Myers on today’s game and continuing to improve 

“We need to play better. All these teams here play so well defensively, and we need to find a way to get higher-quality scoring chances. It is a quick turnaround for tomorrow’s game, and it is a short tournament, so we need to learn from what we did wrong tonight and get ready to play the Czechs tomorrow. It is going to be an important game for us.”

-      Crouse on creating better scoring chances

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

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Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

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