In Game one yesterday, Canada opened the 2017 World Junior Tournament with a 5-3 victory over Russia in a slower and cautious game and three power-play goals by Team Canada.
Captain Dylan Strome had two goals while Matt Barzal had a goal and two assists. The Bolt prospects didn’t get on the board and goalie Connor Ingram did not play.
In Game two today,Team Canada broke a scoreless tie after 20 minutes with the only four goals of the second on the way to a convincing 5-0 win over Slovakia.
Less than six minutes later, Canada got a nice pass from behind the net by Pierre-Luc Dubois to Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh in front. Raddysh ripped it over Huska’s glove for his first of the tournament.
Canada extended its lead to 3-0 at 12:37 as Jeremy Lauzon’s point shot was tipped in front by Bolts prospect Anthony Cirelli for his first of the tournament.
Canada got its second power-play goal of the period as Thomas Chabot scored from a Matt Barzal pass at 16:25.
Michael McLeod added a fifth goal in the third period assisted by Cirelli.
Tampa Bay prospect goalie Connor Ingram got the win and the shutout but had only six shots on him.[protected-iframe id=”033cd620e54f7c51b01b31988e9d91cc-114320562-46289989″ info=”hash” class=”twitter-video”]
Canada has the day off tomorrow before playing Latvia on Thursday.