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World Juniors Recap: Canada 11, Slovakia 1

McTavish tied a Canadian record with four goals to help Canada earn its second win in as many nights

August 11, 2022


EDMONTON, Alta. – Fourteen players recorded at least one point as Canada's National Junior Team picked up its second win in as many nights at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, defeating Slovakia 11-1 on Thursday.

•Mason McTavish (Carp, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) led the offence with four goals and two assists, becoming the seventh Canadian to scored four goals in a single World Juniors game.
• Joshua Roy (Saint-Georges, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) chipped in with a goal and three assists.
• Brennan Othmann (Pickering, Ont./Flint, OHL) registered a goal and a pair of assists.
• Connor Bedard (North Vancouver, B.C./Regina, WHL), Will Cuylle (Toronto, Ont./Windsor, OHL), Olen Zellweger (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Everett, WHL) and Logan Stankoven (Kamloops, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) contributed a goal and an assist each.
• Zack Ostapchuk (St. Albert, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) rounded out the scoring.
• Lukas Cormier (Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, N.B./Charlottetown, QMJHL) and William Dufour (Québec, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) recorded two assists apiece.
• Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) made 22 saves.
Canada outshot Slovakia 44-24.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Czechia – Saturday, Aug. 13 (4 p.m. MT/6 p.m. ET)

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“I do not pay attention to records, but any time you score four goals in a game you are likely chasing some record. [Mason] McTavish is an NHL player, and I do not think anyone is surprised by the way he has been playing. What impresses me is his attitude, and the fact that he has no ego. He probably could have opted to not come to this tournament after the season he had, but he has been fully engaged and obviously his performance tonight was outstanding.”

- Head coach Dave Cameron (Kinkora, P.E.I./Ottawa, OHL) on McTavish’s performance

“[Tying a Canadian record] was a special moment for me, but I have to give credit to my teammates. It felt like they were trying to get me the puck all night, especially [Connor] Bedard because he had a really good game. He was the one that told me about the record because he had four goals in December, so I know him and [Brennan Othmann] really wanted me to get that fifth [goal]. It was a great moment for me, but hopefully we can take this momentum into Saturday’s game against the Czechs.”

- McTavish on tying the Canadian record for most goals in a World Juniors game

“We showed how deep this team is. We have depth throughout the lineup, and it does not matter who is in the game or who is out, everyone is able to contribute in their own way. It does not matter who gets the goals because everyone pitches in, whether that is from scoring, blocking shots or making a nice play. Everyone stood out tonight and we all played a great game.”

- Othmann on the team’s depth

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