2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
December 27, 2017 7:00 pm EST
Key Bank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
2
6
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
21
18
52
6
8
6
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 6
4
0 / 2
12

Game Story

POINT GETS SHUTOUT, CANADA BLANKS SLOVAKS AT WJC

JASON LA ROSE

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC) made 20 saves for the shutout in his Program of Excellence debut, backstopping Canada’s National Junior Team to a 6-0 win over Slovakia on Wednesday night at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Point made six saves each in the first and third periods and eight in the second to help the Canadians stay perfect at the World Juniors, and stay unbeaten all-time against the Slovaks (11-0-1).

Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) needed just 2:39 to open the scoring, banging in a loose puck after a point shot from Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./University of Massachusetts, HE) pinballed to the side of the net.

That was it for scoring in the first period despite Canada holding a 13-6 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians pulled away in the second, finding the back of the net three times in just over nine minutes to take control.

Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont,/Sarnia, OHL) doubled the lead to 2-0 on the power play, sliding the puck through the legs of a defender before whipping a wrist shot past Slovak netminder David Hrenak only 84 seconds into the middle frame.

Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby, Ont,/Owen Sound, OHL) tucked in his first of two goals at 5:43, and Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) buried his own rebound from in close on another Canadian man advantage at 10:33 to make it a four-goal lead after 40 minutes.

A pair of late goals capped the scoring in the third period; Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) jumped on an offensive-zone turnover and roofed a backhand past Hrenak, before Gadjovich redirected a feed from Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) with 90 seconds left.

Canada heads outside for its next preliminary-round game, taking on the host United States on Friday afternoon (3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT) in the first outdoor game in IIHF World Junior Championship history.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sam Steel

Assists: Cale Makar, Jordan Kyrou
02:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Fereta
Holding (2:00)
18:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Korencik
Holding (2:00)
00:09
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Kyrou (power play)

Assists: Victor Mete, Dillon Dubé
01:24
GOAL
Goal: Jonah Gadjovich

Assists: Cale Makar
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Korencik
Holding (2:00)
08:49
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh (power play)

Assists: Jordan Kyrou, Sam Steel
10:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Drake Batherson
Tripping (2:00)
16:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Solensky
Face-off Violation (2:00)
05:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonah Gadjovich
Charging (2:00)
10:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Krivosik
Hooking (2:00)
12:46
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Comtois

15:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Hedera
Hooking (2:00)
16:35
GOAL
Goal: Jonah Gadjovich (power play)

Assists: Michael McLeod, Conor Timmins
18:30

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Colton Point CAN 60 20 20 0 1.000
David Hrenak SVK 60 52 46 6 0.885

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 20 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 6 - SV - 46 - SAV% - 0.885
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2

Previous Games

3 - 1 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 5, 2018
2 - 3 L v SwedenSWE
Jan 2, 2018
7 - 2 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 4, 2018
5 - 1 W v DenmarkDEN
Dec 31, 2017
8 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2018
2 - 5 L @ FinlandFIN
Dec 30, 2017
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 4 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
Four players scored and Poulin had the SO to send Canada to the QFs.
2018 OLY: CZE 3 – CAN 2 SO (Preliminary)
Mason Raymond and René Bourque scored PP goals, but Canada fell to the Czech Republic in extra time.
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – SUI 1 (Preliminary)
René Bourque and Wojtek Wolski scored two goals each, leading Canada past Switzerland in its opener.
2018 OLY: CAN 2 – USA 1 (Preliminary)
Geneviève Lacasse made 44 saves, backstopping Canada to a win over the U.S. and first in Group A.
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