MOSCOW, Russia – Canada’s National Men’s Team wrapped up the 2021 Channel One Cup on Saturday morning, falling 4-1 to Finland in its final game at CSKA Arena.
- Landon Ferraro (Vancouver, B.C./Kölner Haie, DEL) scored the lone Canadian goal in the second period.
- Chay Genoway (Morden, Man./Byrnas IF, SHL) added an assist on Ferraro’s goal.
- Justin Pogge (Penticton, B.C./Kölner Haie, DEL) made 17 saves.
- Canada outshot Finland 22-21.
“Until Finland scored that third goal, we were still in the game and I thought we had a good chance of tying the score. Unfortunately, we got a bad bounce and [Finland] ended getting a two-goal lead, but from the second period on we played a much better game. As for the tournament as a whole, we played some good hockey teams here and it gave us a good opportunity to evaluate our players, so we are really happy with the whole experience.”
- Head coach Claude Julien (Orleans, Ont.) on today’s game and the experience at the 2021 Channel One Cup
“I thought we got off to a slow start tonight. It was a pretty quick turnaround from yesterday’s game, and we definitely did not start the way we wanted to. As the game went on we got a lot better, and we took it to [Finland] in the second and third period. Overall, I thought we played hard but a better start to the game would have helped.”
- Corban Knight (Oliver, B.C./Avangard Omsk, KHL) on today’s performance
“If I had an opportunity to play in the Olympics and represent my country, it would be hard for me to say no to that. I would love the opportunity to be able to do it again. We were able to win a bronze medal [in PyeongChang], so hopefully we can improve on that result at the upcoming Olympics if the opportunity presents itself, but I would love to represent Canada at the Olympics again.”
- Eric O’Dell (Ottawa/Dynamo Moscow, KHL) on representing Canada at the Olympics
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