2019-20 National Junior Team

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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #2
Final
December 23, 2019 11:30 am EST
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
12
9
32
4
3
9
16

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
2
0 / 1
2

Game Story

CANADA DOWNS FINNS IN PRE-WJC FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) scored twice and added an assist, Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) got the winner with 7:43 left and Canada’s National Junior Team finished its pre-tournament schedule ahead of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship by doubling up Finland 4-2 on Monday.

The Canadians gave back a two-goal lead in the third period before Dellandrea and Kevin Bahl (Mississauga, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) counted in the final eight minutes to cap off an unbeaten exhibition slate; they blanked Switzerland 3-0 on Thursday.

Less than five minutes after Patrik Puistola had brought the Finns even, Dellandrea threw a harmless-looking shot towards the net from a sharp angle that beat goaltender Kari Piiroinen over the glove.

Bahl added insurance with 6:07 left, jumping in off the blue-line and finishing a feed from Foote.

After a scoreless first period, the second belonged to Foote, who found the back of the net twice in four minutes.

His first came 7:02 into the middle frame; he walked into the high slot before lasering a wrist shot upstairs on Justus Annunen, who got the start in the Finnish goal.

He added another at the 11-minute mark after gathering in a bouncing puck in the slot and slipping a shot through Annunen.

The Finns finally solved Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) two minutes into the third period when a centring pass from Joonas Oden hit a Canadian skate and eluded Hofer, and Puistola roofed a rebound at 7:50.

Hofer split time with Nico Daws (Burlington, Ont./Guelph OHL), who was perfect in his 31 minutes of work.

Canada is back on the ice Thursday for its tournament opener against the United States (1 p.m. ET/10 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: Aatu Raty
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nolan Foote

Assists: Alexis Lafreniere, Joe Veleno
07:02
GOAL
Goal: Nolan Foote

11:00
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joel Hofer

11:01
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kari Piiroinen

11:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kristian Tanus

Assists: Joonas Oden
01:44
GOAL
Goal: Patrik Puistola

Assists: Kristian Tanus, Joonas Oden
07:51
GOAL
Goal: Ty Dellandrea

Assists: Aidan Dudas
12:17
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Bahl

Assists: Nolan Foote
13:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Foudy
Holding (2:00)
15:52
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kari Piiroinen

19:55

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nico Daws CAN 31 6 6 0 1.000
Joel Hofer CAN 28 10 8 2 0.800
Justus Annunen FIN 31 19 17 2 0.895
Kari Piiroinen FIN 28 13 11 2 0.846

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - PTS 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Dec 23, 2019
2 - 4 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 23, 2019
3 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 19, 2019
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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