2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #8
Final
December 21, 2018 5:00 pm PST
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Victoria, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
4
1
1
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
11
5
23
19
12
14
45

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
2 / 5
4

Game Story

EARLY OUTBURST SENDS CANADA TO PRE-WJC WIN

JASON LA ROSE

VICTORIA, B.C. – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) had a goal and two assists for the second game in a row, and Canada’s National Junior Team rode a big first period to a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Friday night ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Canadians scored four times in nine minutes and 43 seconds to take control early and close out a perfect Victoria portion of their pre-tournament schedule; they downed Switzerland 5-3 on Wednesday.

Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), who had a pair of goals in the win over the Swiss, got the offence going against Slovakia, taking a feed from Glass and snapping a quick shot over the glove of Slovak goaltender Samuel Hlavaj just 6:55 in.

Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) banged in a power-play goal for the second time in as many games to make it 2-0, and Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) was the benefactor of hard work down low by Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL) on the 3-0 goal.

Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, N.S./Boston University, HE) batted a Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) rebound out of midair and past Hlavaj to send Canada to the intermission up four.

Glass had the lone goal of the second period, taking a pretty pass from Evan Bouchard (Oakville, Ont./London, OHL) and beating a diving Hlavaj for a power-play marker.

Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) added the final Canadian goal early in the third period; his seeing-eye shot from the point made its way through traffic for a 6-0 lead.

Patrik Hrehorcak spoiled the shutout for Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) with less than five minutes to go, racing in off the right wing and going over the short-side shoulder of the Canadian netminder.

Canada finished with a 45-23 advantage in shots on goal.

It finishes pre-tournament action Sunday against Finland in Vancouver (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) before opening the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day when it takes on Denmark (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Comtois

Assists: Cody Glass
06:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Enrik Svec
Roughing (2:00)
07:43
GOAL
Goal: Jack Studnicka (power play)

Assists: Barrett Hayton, Cody Glass
08:13
GOAL
Goal: Nick Suzuki

Assists: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Alexis Lafrenière
13:53
GOAL
Goal: Shane Bowers

Assists: Joe Veleno, MacKenzie Entwistle
16:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Krivosik
Interference (2:00)
17:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Bowers
Tripping (2:00)
19:58
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Okuliar
Tripping (2:00)
06:32
GOAL
Goal: Cody Glass (power play)

Assists: Evan Bouchard, Jack Studnicka
06:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrej Golian
Hooking (2:00)
07:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Interference (2:00)
10:09
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ty Smith

Assists: Alexis Lafrenière
04:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavol Regenda
Slashing (2:00)
09:16
GOAL
Goal: Patrik Hrehorcak

Assists: Marek Korencik
15:00

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Samuel Hlavaj SVK 60 45 39 6 0.867
Ian Scott CAN 60 23 22 1 0.957

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 21, 2018
2 - 5 L v FinlandFIN
Dec 23, 2018
1 - 2 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 19, 2018
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Dec 21, 2018
5 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 19, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018-19 NWT: CAN 2 – USA 0 (Game 3)
Szabados stopped all 38 shots to help Canada win the Rivalry Series.
2018-19 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Poulin and Rattray had 1G 1A each to help Canada even the series.
2018-19 NWT: USA 1 – CAN 0 (Game 1)
Maschmeyer made 20 saves, but Canada was blanked in the opener.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.