2019-20 National Junior Team

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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
December 28, 2019 1:00 pm EST
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
9
14
5
28
16
10
14
40

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
16

Game Story

CANADA BLANKED BY RUSSIA AT WORLD JUNIORS

JASON LA ROSE

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Nico Daws (Burlington, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) combined to make 34 saves, but Canada’s National Junior Team was held off the scoresheet in a 6-0 loss to Russia on Saturday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Canadian defeat means all five teams in Group B – Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and the United States – have a win and loss midway through the preliminary round.

Alexander Khovanov started the scoring just 1:44 in, picking off an outlet pass at the Canadian blue-line and letting go a wrist shot that hit the blocker of Daws before popping up and over the goaltender.

Pavel Dorofyev made it 2-0 midway through the first when he found space behind the defence and roofed a backhand past Daws, and Nikita Rtishev banged in a rebound three-and-a-half minutes later for a 3-0 Russian lead after 20 minutes.

Canada picked up its offence in the second period, firing 14 shots on goal, but couldn’t find a way past Russian netminder Amir Miftakhov, who turned aside 28 shots in all to record just the fifth shutout against Canada in World Juniors history.

Nikita Alexandrov forced a change in the Canadian goal early in the middle frame when he drove down the right wing and tucked the 4-0 goal around Daws, who gave way to Hofer.

Hofer was solid in his 38 minutes of work, stopping 20 of 22 shots.

Yegor Sokolov got a piece of a shot from Yegor Zamula to make it 5-0 at 13:09 before Khovanov set up Grigori Denisenko to cap the scoring late in the middle frame.

Russia finished with a 40-28 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians will look to bounce back Monday when they take on Germany (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

The IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice next year when Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., host the 2021 World Juniors. Fans have until Jan. 5 to sign up for the Priority Draw for their chance to purchase tickets in both cities. Visit HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for more information.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Khovanov

01:44
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Dorofeyev

Assists: Nikita Alexandrov
10:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Interference (2:00)
11:21
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Rtishev

Assists: Danil Pylenkov, Ilya Kruglov
13:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Daws (Served by Jamie Drysdale)
Tripping (2:00)
14:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Bernard-Docker
Holding the Stick (2:00)
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Voronkov
Roughing (2:00)
19:50
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Alexandrov

Assists: Dmitri Voronkov
02:18
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joel Hofer

02:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasili Podkolzin
Tripping (2:00)
09:35
GOAL
Goal: Yegor Sokolov

Assists: Yegor Zamula, Grigori Denisenko
13:09
GOAL
Goal: Grigori Denisenko

Assists: Alexander Khovanov
16:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Tripping (2:00)
19:55
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Yegor Sokolov (Served by Maxim Groshev)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
19:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Yegor Sokolov
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:43

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nico Daws CAN 22 18 14 4 0.778
Joel Hofer CAN 37 22 20 2 0.909
Amir Miftakhov RUS 60 28 28 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SV - 14 - SAV% - 0.778
GA 0 - SV - 28 - SAV% - 1.000
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 - 3 W v RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2020
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 5, 2020
5 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2020
5 - 4 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2020
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Jan 2, 2020
3 - 1 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2020
Videos
Photos
2020 WJC: CAN 4 – RUS 3 (Gold Medal)
Thomas got the GWG with 3:58 left and Canada came back to win gold.
2020 WJC: CAN 5 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Hofer posted a 32-save shutout, backstopping Canada to the final.
2020 WJC: CAN 6 – SVK 1 (Quarter-final)
Hayton had two goals and an assist to lead Canada into the semis.
2020 U18WWC: USA 2 – CAN 1 OT (Gold)
Sarah Paul scored but Canada fell to the United States in overtime.
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