2019-20 National Junior Team

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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #23
Quarter-final
Final
January 2, 2020 9:00 am EST
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
4
1
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
4
7
18
10
18
16
44

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
38
2 / 6
33

Game Story

CANADA INTO SEMIS WITH WIN OVER SLOVAKIA

JASON LA ROSE

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Arizona, NHL) scored twice and Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) added a goal and an assist in his return to the line-up, leading Canada’s National Junior Team to a 6-1 quarter-final win over Slovakia on Thursday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

With the teams being reseeded for the semis, Canada will wait for the results of the two late quarter-finals to determine who and when it will play on Saturday.

Hayton added an assist for a three-point effort, while Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL), Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) and Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) chipped in with two helpers apiece.

Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) was the best Canadian early; the goaltender made a couple of point-blank stops on a five-minute power play to keep the game scoreless, including a terrific right-pad save off Robert Dzugan.

Canada went to work on offence shortly after the man advantage expired, with Cozens and Lafrenière working down low before setting up Hayton all alone in the slot for the 1-0 goal.

The second period belonged to the Canadians; they outshot Slovakia 18-4 and stretched their lead to five.

Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) got the festivities started early in the middle frame, keeping on a two-on-one and beating Slovak netminder Samuel Hlavaj to the far side.

Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canmore, Alta./University of North Dakota, NCHC) made it 3-0 at 3:42, stepping around a shot block and snapping a shot past Hlavaj, and Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) blew past the defence before going to the backhand at 9:02.

Lafrenière added a power-play marker 1:48 after the Foudy goal, wiring a wrist shot through traffic to send Canada to the dressing room with a commanding five-goal advantage.

Hayton got his second of the game a minute into the third period on another Canadian power play, chasing Hlavaj after six goals on 30 shots. Samuel Vyletelka stopped all 14 shots he faced the rest of the way.

Slovakia finally solved Hofer when Oliver Okuliar ripped a slap shot over the glove with 14 minutes left, but that would do it for scoring.

Canada finished with a one-sided advantage on shots on goal, 44-18.

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
Hit to the Head - Major (5:00)
00:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
00:53
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Alexis Lafreniere, Dylan Cozens
06:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Marko Stacha
Holding (2:00)
14:55
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Connor McMichael

Assists: Joe Veleno
01:21
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Bernard-Docker

Assists: Jamie Drysdale, Dylan Cozens
03:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Marko Stacha
Interference (2:00)
06:10
GOAL
Goal: Liam Foudy

Assists: Ty Dellandrea
09:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxim Cajkovic
Hooking (2:00)
09:44
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexis Lafreniere

Assists: Calen Addison, Barrett Hayton
10:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Slashing (2:00)
15:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Minarik
Hooking (2:00)
19:53
3rd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Calen Addison
01:00
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Samuel Vyletelka

01:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Jendek
Roughing (2:00)
03:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Foudy
Roughing (2:00)
03:44
GOAL
Goal: Oliver Okuliar

Assists: Kristian Kovacik
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Vitalos (Served by Maxim Cajkovic)
Checking from Behind (2:00)
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Vitalos
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Dzugan
Tripping (2:00)
14:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Boris Cesanek
Roughing (2:00)
15:28
PENALTY
Penalty: David Mudrak
Roughing (2:00)
15:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Cozens
Roughing (2:00)
15:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexis Lafreniere
Roughing (2:00)
15:28

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Samuel Hlavaj SVK 41 30 24 6 0.800
Samuel Vyletelka SVK 19 14 14 0 1.000
Joel Hofer CAN 60 18 17 1 0.944

Game Leaders

GA 6 - SV - 24 - SAV% - 0.800
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2

Previous Games

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