2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #1
Final
December 20, 2017 7:00 pm EST
Budweiser Gardens
London, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
5
9
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
10
10
32
6
3
9
18

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 2
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

CANADA FLEXES OFFENSIVE MUSCLE IN PRE-WJC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

LONDON, Ont. – Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) led a balanced offence with two goals and two assists, helping Canada’s National Junior Team to a 9-0 win over the Czech Republic in its pre-tournament opener Wednesday ahead of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Canadians got goals from eight different players and at least one point from 15, scoring twice in the first period and twice in the second pulling away with a dominating final 20 minutes.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) earned the shutout, making 18 saves.

Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) was first onto the scoresheet, finishing a tic-tac-toe passing play with a tap-in to make it 1-0 just past the midway mark of the first period.

Robert Thomas (Aurora, Ont./London, OHL) doubled the advantage before the end of the opening frame, playing give-and-go with Raddysh for a 2-0 lead after one.

The power play went to work early in the second period, with Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) wiring a wrist shot upstairs on the short side past Czech goaltender Jakub Skarek at 5:14.

Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) added another with less than three minutes to go in the second, hammering a slap shot through traffic and through Skarek to put Canada up 4-0 after 40 minutes.

The floodgates opened for the Canadians in the third period, with five goals in just under six minutes.

Raddysh was first at 8:25, knocking in a centering pass from Thomas, and he added a second goal just 27 seconds later, this one on the power play, to make it 6-0.

Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby, Ont,/Owen Sound, OHL) converted the Canadian touchdown at 10:11, swatting a rebound past Skarek on the backhand, and Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) snapped home a quick snap shot at 13:17.

Cal Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) finished the offensive onslaught at 14:22, slipping a shot five-hole on Skarek and chasing the Czech netminder in favour of Josef Korenar.

Canada held a 32-18 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians return to the ice for their second and final pre-tournament game Friday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) when they take on Switzerland in Hamilton, Ont. Canada opens the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship against Finland on Boxing Day.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Comtois

Assists: Alex Formenton, Kale Clague
10:37
GOAL
Goal: Robert Thomas

Assists: Taylor Raddysh
16:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Vojtech Budik
Interference (2:00)
16:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Radim Salda
Interference (2:00)
04:48
GOAL
Goal: Jake Bean (power play)

Assists: Cale Makar, Robert Thomas
05:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Drake Batherson
Hooking (2:00)
08:42
GOAL
Goal: Boris Katchouk

Assists: Robert Thomas, Taylor Raddysh
17:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Mahura
Hooking (2:00)
19:50
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Robert Thomas, Kale Clague
08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Radim Salda
Tripping (2:00)
08:52
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh (power play)

Assists: Jordan Kyrou, Sam Steel
09:47
GOAL
Goal: Jonah Gadjovich

Assists: Drake Batherson, Michael McLeod
10:12
GOAL
Goal: Drake Batherson

Assists: Jonah Gadjovich, Cale Makar
13:18
GOAL
Goal: Cal Foote

Assists: Brett Howden, Alex Formenton
14:23
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Josef Kořenář

14:23

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Carter Hart CAN 60 18 18 0 1.000
Jakub Skarek CZE 54 32 23 9 0.719
Josef Kořenář CZE 5 0 0 0 0.000

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 18 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 9 - SV - 23 - SAV% - 0.719
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - PTS 4
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - PTS 4

Previous Games

8 - 1 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 22, 2017
0 - 9 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 20, 2017
9 - 0 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 20, 2017
Videos
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2018 MWC: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Bronze)
Vlasic scored, but Canada dropped the bronze medal game to U.S.
2018 MWC: SUI 3 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Horvat and Parayko scored goals, but Canada will play for bronze.
2018 MWC: CAN 5 – RUS 4 OT (Quarter-final)
O’Reilly scored the overtime winner, sending Canada to the semifinals.
2018 MWC: CAN 3 – GER 0 (Preliminary)
Nugent-Hopkins had 1G 1A and Kuemper made 12 saves for the shutout.
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