2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #14
Pre
Final
December 29, 2016 8:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
3
5
2
10

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
7
8
25
9
20
6
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 8
14
2 / 5
20

Game Story

RADDYSH NETS FOUR AS CANADA WINS BIG

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Mario Lemieux. Simon Gagné. Brayden Schenn.

Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont/Erie, OHL) joined some elite company with Canada’s National Junior Team on Thursday night when he became the fourth player in team history to score four times in one game.

Canada easily beat Latvia 10-2 and now sits at 3-0. Its New Year’s Eve showdown with the equally undefeated United States will determine top spot in Group B at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Raddysh also added an assist for good measure.

Sixteen players picked up at least one point for Canada.

Despite the win, one thing the team can’t be happy about was the number of penalties – five – that it took in the first. Yet even though it spent half the period with a player in the penalty box, the team still took a 3-0 lead to the first intermission.

Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) opened the scoring 15 seconds after serving a cross-checking minor, picking up the puck at centre ice and taking it on a breakaway before finishing high with a backhand.

Just 1:16 later Philippe Myers’ (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) point shot was deflected in front by Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) to make it 2-0.

With 20 seconds left in the period, Raddysh took a short pass from Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) and flicked in a forehand.

A five-goal second period turned the game into a runaway.

Raddysh finished a feed from Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) to score in the low slot on the power play midway through the period.

After Latvia switched goaltenders – Gustavs Grigals in for Mareks Mitens – Canada scored four times in 2:43.

Raddysh finished the natural hat trick when he redirected in Kale Clague’s (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) point shot. From the left circle, Barzal went low glove side. Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) found the back of the net after a couple chances in front. And Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) cleaned up a rebound by backhanding it into an open net.

Renars Krastenberg finally got Latvia on the board, going far side from the left circle for a shorthanded goal.

Canada scored two more times in the third period. Raddysh tipped in a shot from Noah Juulsen (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL), and Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) finished off a nice passing play with Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) and Strome.

In between Martins Dzierkals went backhand from in close for Latvia’s second goal.

Goaltender Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) made 23 saves in his second win.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dillon Dubé
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
05:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Ricards Bernhards
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
08:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathew Barzal
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Tripping (2:00)
09:13
GOAL
Goal: Mathew Barzal

Assists: Philippe Myers
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Renars Krastenbergs
Hooking (2:00)
10:41
GOAL
Goal: Nicolas Roy

Assists: Philippe Myers, Kale Clague
11:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Speers
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
12:32
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
16:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Filips Buncis
Interference (2:00)
16:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristaps Zile
Tripping (2:00)
19:00
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh (power play)

Assists: Thomas Chabot, Dylan Strome
19:40
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martins Dzierkals
Diving (2:00)
01:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathew Barzal
Hooking (2:00)
01:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Maksims Ponomarenko
Delay of Game (2:00)
08:12
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh (power play)

Assists: Dylan Strome, Pierre-Luc Dubois
09:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Gustavs Grigals

11:55
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Kale Clague, Mathieu Joseph
12:13
GOAL
Goal: Mathew Barzal

Assists: Taylor Raddysh, Kale Clague
12:53
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Cirelli

Assists: Dillon Dubé, Blake Speers
13:30
GOAL
Goal: Michael McLeod

Assists: Dylan Strome, Dante Fabbro
14:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Martins Dzierkals
Holding (2:00)
17:29
GOAL
Goal: Renars Krastenbergs

Assists: Eduards Tralmaks, Eduards Jansons
17:58
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Noah Juulsen, Mathieu Joseph
02:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael McLeod
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:58
GOAL
Goal: Martins Dzierkals

07:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémy Lauzon
Tripping (2:00)
11:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Raddysh
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
15:17
GOAL
Goal: Julien Gauthier

Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dylan Strome
18:05

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Mareks Mitens LAT 31 19 15 4 0.789
Gustavs Grigals LAT 28 16 10 6 0.625
Carter Hart CAN 60 25 23 2 0.920

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 4 - Assists 1 - Points 5
G 4 - A 1 - PTS 5
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 4 - Points 4
G 0 - A 4 - PTS 4
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3

Previous Games

1 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 3, 2017
4 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2017
1 - 2 L v FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2017
5 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2017
2 - 4 L v SlovakiaSVK
Dec 30, 2016
5 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 2, 2017
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