2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championship

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2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championship
Game #1
Final
December 26, 2013 7:30 am EST
Malmo Isstadion
Malmo, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
2
1
7
2
0
0
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
11
7
30
8
9
7
24

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
6
1 / 3
10

Game Story

MANTHA GETS HAT TRICK AS CANADA TOPS GERMANY 7-2 TO OPEN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

THE CANADIAN PRESS

MALMÖ, Sweden – Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d'Or, LHJMQ) looked more relieved than jubilant after his three goals helped Canada start the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship with a victory.

It may be because there had been doubts Mantha would make the team – despite lighting up the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season – because of his questionable defensive play.

No one doubted his ability to put the puck in the net, as Mantha demonstrated with a hat trick in Canada's 7-2 win over Germany on Thursday.

“It's a great feeling,” the lanky, six-foot-four right winger said. “For me, personally, I had to get a big game going and I think that's what I did.”

It helped that Mantha was on a line with perhaps Canada's most dynamic playmaker in Jonathan Drouin (Huberdeau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), who assisted on all three of his goals – two on power plays and one at even strength.

But Mantha, the grandson of former NHL forward Andre Pronovost, scores wherever he plays.

He had 35 goals in only 32 games with the Val-d'Or Foreurs before joining Team Canada two weeks ago for the run-up to the world juniors. He has 85 goals in 99 games over the last season and a half.

Coach Brent Sutter said what clinched his spot was that ability to put the puck in the net, which there is not a lot of on this squad compared to past world junior teams. Sutter hopes a crash course in 200-foot hockey will make the Detroit Red Wings prospect a more complete player as the tournament goes on.

“He can score goals, but there are other aspects of his game he needs to continue to work on,” said Sutter. “Things I've talked to him about one on one.

Mantha has a remarkably quick release for a big man, and having the clever Drouin laying passes on his stick could be a vital asset as the tournament moves on and the competition gets tougher.

The Canadian team got a rousing welcome from the crowd of 1,831 – nearly all wearing Hockey Canada jerseys – at the 5,800-seat Isstadion, but still looked nervous as the game began.

The Germans got the opening goal off a faceoff in the Canada zone as Dorian Saeftel put a shot through traffic that fooled goalie Jake Paterson (Mississauga, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) only 1:35 into the game.

After Josh Anderson (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) and Mantha gave Canada a lead, Janik Moser tied it for Germany after defenceman Adam Pelech (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) whiffed on a clearing attempt.

Then Canada took over as Mantha and Bo Horvat (Rodney, Ont./London, OHL) got goals before the intermission, Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) and Mantha added goals in the second period and Nic Petan (Delta, B.C./Portland, WHL) finished a play engineered by 16-year-old Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) in the third.

A tougher test comes Saturday when Canada plays its second group stage game against the Czech Republic.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Dorian Saeftel

Assists: Lennart Palausch, Patrick Klopper
01:35
GOAL
Goal: Josh Anderson

Assists: Frédérik Gauthier, Mathew Dumba
06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Markus Eisenschmid
Slashing minor (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Lennart Palausch
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:26
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Mantha (power play)

Assists: Curtis Lazar, Jonathan Drouin
10:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Leier
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
15:02
GOAL
Goal: Janik Moser (power play)

Assists: Dominik Kahun
15:59
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Mantha

Assists: Derrick Pouliot, Jonathan Drouin
17:36
GOAL
Goal: Bo Horvat

Assists: Sam Reinhart
18:29
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sam Reinhart

Assists: Josh Morrissey, Connor McDavid
06:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Filin
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
07:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Klopper
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
10:19
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Mantha (power play)

Assists: Jonathan Drouin, Derrick Pouliot
11:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Bo Horvat
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:15
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Leier
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
06:39
GOAL
Goal: Nic Petan

Assists: Connor McDavid
10:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Lennart Palausch
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
15:25

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jake Paterson CAN 60 24 22 2 0.917
Marvin Cupper GER 60 30 23 7 0.767

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2014
3 - 1 W @ NorwayNOR
Jan 5, 2014
1 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2014
4 - 3 W vs. NorwayNOR
Jan 3, 2014
4 - 1 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2014
0 - 3 L @ NorwayNOR
Jan 2, 2014
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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