2019-20 National Junior Team

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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #1
Final
December 19, 2019 12:00 pm EST
DRFG Arena
Brno, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
1
8
7
16
2
6
4
12

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
2
0 / 1
8

Game Story

CANADA OPENS PRE-WJC SCHEDULE WITH WIN

JASON LA ROSE

BRNO, Czech Republic – Dawson Mercer (Bay Roberts, N.L./Drummondville, QMJHL), Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) and Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) scored the goals, and Canada’s National Junior Team got one in each period in a 3-0 win over Switzerland in pre-tournament action Thursday ahead of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) added two assists, while Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) and Nico Daws (Burlington, Ont./Guelph, OHL) shared the 12-save shutout.

Mercer netted the eventual game-winner midway through the first period, on the lone shot the Canadians were credited with in the frame, getting his stick on a long wrist shot from Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL).

Foudy doubled the advantage just seven seconds into the second period, jamming in a shot at the side of the net off a set-up from Dudas, and Byram got a quick one-timer through traffic and past Swiss goaltender Luca Hollenstein with just over six minutes remaining.

Canada closes out its pre-tournament schedule Monday against Finland in Ostrava (11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 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
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
Holding (2:00)
01:55
GOAL
Goal: Dawson Mercer

Assists: Jamie Drysdale
09:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Cozens
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Fabian Berri
Tripping (2:00)
17:40
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Foudy

Assists: Aidan Dudas
00:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
Tripping (2:00)
01:57
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nico Daws

10:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Knak
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:09
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Bowen Byram

Assists: Aidan Dudas
13:54

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Joel Hofer CAN 30 4 4 0 1.000
Nico Daws CAN 29 8 8 0 1.000
Luca Hollenstein SUI 60 16 13 3 0.813

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 4 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 3 - SV - 13 - SAV% - 0.813
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Dec 23, 2019
0 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 19, 2019
3 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 19, 2019
Videos
Photos
2021-22 NPT: WHT 3 – RED 2 SO (Intrasquad)
Dolan scored in the shootout to lead White to the victory.
2021-22 NPT: RED 4 – WHT 1 (Intrasquad)
McGregor scored two and set up two to lead Red to the victory.
2021 WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Poulin scored the OT winner to give Canada its 11th world title.
2021 WWC: CAN 4 – SUI 0 (Semifinal)
Daoust scored again, netting two to lead Canada into the gold medal game.
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