2019-20 National Junior Team

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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #20
Preliminary
Final
December 31, 2019 1:00 pm EST
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
2
0
2
4
2
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
4
11
4
19
8
11
12
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
39
5 / 9
8

Game Story

CANADA BEATS CZECHS, WINS GROUP AT WORLD JUNIORS

JASON LA ROSE

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Arizona, NHL) and Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) each scored a goal and set up three others, and Canada’s National Junior Team scored five times on the power play in a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic to wrap up preliminary-round play Tuesday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The victory clinches first place in Group B for the Canadians and sets up a quarter-final match-up with Slovakia on Thursday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

Seven different players scored for Canada, and 10 recorded points. Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Grand Rapids, AHL) finished with a goal and two assists, while Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) made 17 saves.

The Canadian power play was the story of the first period, equaling a tournament record with four goals.

Veleno returned to the line-up with a bang, taking a rebound off a Czech leg and beating goaltender Lukas Parik before five minutes had elapsed, and Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) showed off his shot once again midway through the opening frame, rocketing a one-timer past Parik.

Canada took full control on a five-minute man advantage; Hayton made it 3-0 after a long video review at 13:29, sneaking a shot just across the goal-line, and Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) dug the puck out of a scramble in front for the 4-0 goal 61 seconds after that.

Parik exited due to injury after the McMichael goal, giving way to Nick Malik after four goals on nine shots.

After a scoreless opening 11 minutes in the second period, the teams exploded for a record-setting spurt.

Vojtech Strondala got the hosts on the board at 11:10 when he went skate-to-stick and beat Hofer on the power play, and Libor Zabransky snapped a quick shot past the Canadian netminder 14 seconds later to make it a two-goal game.

But Canada responded just 10 seconds after that when a Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) dump-in took a fortuitous bounce in front of the net and onto the stick of Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) to make it 5-2.

The three goals in 24 seconds were the fastest combined three goals in World Juniors history.

Cozens added another man-advantage marker at 12:30, tipping in a shot from Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) to send the Canadians to the dressing room with their four-goal lead restored.

Canada guided home the win in the third period, outshooting the Czechs 12-4.

Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) rounded out the scoring midway through the final stanza, getting a seeing-eye shot from the point through traffic and past Malik.

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
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Tripping (2:00)
01:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Otakar Sik
High-Sticking (2:00)
04:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joe Veleno

Assists: Barrett Hayton, Calen Addison
04:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Matej Pekar
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:59
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nolan Foote

Assists: Bowen Byram, Akil Thomas
09:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Otakar Sik (Served by Matej Pekar)
Slashing - Major (5:00)
13:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Otakar Sik
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
13:09
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Joe Veleno
13:29
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nick Malik

14:30
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Connor McMichael

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Barrett Hayton
14:30
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Slashing (2:00)
10:09
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Vojtech Strondala

Assists: Simon Kubicek, Michal Teply
11:10
GOAL
Goal: Libor Zabransky

Assists: Jan Mysak, Karel Klikorka
11:24
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Vojtech Strondala)
Delay of Game (2:00)
11:34
GOAL
Goal: Liam Foudy

Assists: Ty Smith, Jared McIsaac
11:34
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dylan Cozens

Assists: Calen Addison, Barrett Hayton
12:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Hooking (2:00)
15:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Karel Klikorka
Hooking (2:00)
18:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Kucerik
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:35
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinton Byfield
Tripping (2:00)
05:35
GOAL
Goal: Jared McIsaac

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Joe Veleno
10:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaromir Pytlik
Slashing (2:00)
15:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Vojtech Strondala
High-Sticking (2:00)
20:00

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 45 23 20 3 0.870
Lukas Parik CZE 14 8 4 4 0.500
Joel Hofer CAN 60 19 17 2 0.895

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - PTS 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - PTS 4
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3

Previous Games

0 - 5 L @ SwedenSWE
Jan 2, 2020
4 - 3 W v RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2020
2 - 7 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 31, 2019
5 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2020
3 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 30, 2019
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
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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