2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2020 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
Game #1
2020-21 Sel. Camp
Final
November 21, 2020 6:00 pm MST
Westerner Park Centrium
Red Deer, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
10
8
25
12
9
6
27

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 5
6
2 / 3
10

Game Story

WHITE BEATS RED IN INTRASQUAD OPENER AT SELECTION CAMP

JASON LA ROSE

RED DEER, Alta. – Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) and Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) each scored a goal and set up another, helping White double up Red 4-2 on Saturday in the first of three intrasquad games at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp.

Gage Goncalves (Mission, B.C./Everett, WHL) and Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) took care of the rest of the scoring for White, which opened up a three-goal lead late in the second period before holding off a push from Red.

It was Red who had the first chances thanks to an early power play, but White goaltender Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) was up to the task, including a stretching right-pad stop off Samuel Poulin (Blainville, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) late in the man advantage.

The play went the way of White in the first period with a 12-7 edge in shots on goal, and it struck for the opening goal on a power play of its own; Goncalves corralled the rebound of a Kaedan Korczak (Yorkton, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) shot and beat Red netminder Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) at 12:43.

It was almost a two-goal advantage just a few minutes later, but Gauthier slid to his left to deny Dawson Mercer (Bay Roberts, N.L./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) on a two-on-one.

Cozens doubled the lead early in the second period on another White power play, working his way to the top of the face-off circle and wiring a shot low past Gauthier.

Both teams swapped goaltenders midway through the middle frame; Brett Brochu (Tilbury, Ont./London, OHL) replaced Garand, who stopped all 11 shots he faced, while Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) took over for Gauthier, who turned aside 17 of 19.

Tomasino welcomed Lennox less than four minutes after the change, squeezing a shot through traffic and through the five-hole right off a face-off win by Cozens.

But Red quickly started to turn the tide late in the second period, and Justin Barron (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) got it on the board just three minutes after the Tomasino goal, walking in off the blueline and snapping a quick shot upstairs on the far side past Brochu to make it 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Red started the third period on a power play, but it was White with the best chance; Lennox’s attempt at a stretch pass was picked off by Mercer in the neutral zone, but he couldn’t find the back of the net with his backhand.

McMichael added a little more insurance five minutes into the final stanza, cleaning up a loose puck in front for a 4-1 lead, before Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) redirected a Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) shot past Brochu to cap the scoring.

Red pushed hard to cut the lead to one as time ticked away, but Brochu was up to the challenge – he made point-blank stops on Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL), Perfetti and Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) less than a minute apart to keep the two-goal cushion intact.

White finished with a 27-25 edge in shots on goal, although Red had a 18-15 advantage over the final two periods.

The teams are right back to action Sunday night at the Westerner Park Centrium (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) before wrapping up their intrasquad set on Tuesday (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Millman
Tripping (2:00)
02:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinton Byfield
Roughing (2:00)
10:43
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Gage Goncalves

Assists: Kaedan Korczak, Philip Tomasino
12:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Gage Goncalves
Tripping (2:00)
15:10
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Lukas Cormier)
Too Many Players (2:00)
02:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
Delay of Game (2:00)
03:43
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dylan Cozens

Assists: Kaedan Korczak
04:35
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Brett Brochu

10:21
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tristan Lennox

10:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Robertson
Holding (2:00)
10:48
GOAL
Goal: Philip Tomasino

Assists: Dylan Cozens
14:08
GOAL
Goal: Justin Barron

Assists: Jakob Pelletier, Ryan Suzuki
17:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Beckman
Hooking (2:00)
19:25
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Connor McMichael

Assists: Connor Zary, Graeme Clarke
05:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Beckman
Slashing (2:00)
09:38
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Pelletier

Assists: Cole Perfetti, Jordan Spence
12:15

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Taylor Gauthier RED 30 19 17 2 0.895
Tristan Lennox RED 29 8 6 2 0.750
Dylan Garand WHT 30 11 11 0 1.000
Brett Brochu WHT 29 14 12 2 0.857

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
GA 0 - SV - 11 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2

Previous Games

3 - 6 L @ WhiteWHT
Nov 22, 2020
6 - 3 W v RedRED
Nov 22, 2020
2 - 4 L @ WhiteWHT
Nov 21, 2020
4 - 2 W v RedRED
Nov 21, 2020
Videos
Photos
2020-21 NJT: WHT 6 – RED 3 (Intrasquad)
Dach, Tomasino and Zary combined for nine points in the White win.
2020-21 NJT: WHT 4 – RED 2 (Intrasquad)
Cozens and Tomasino had 1G 1A each to help White double up Red.
NJT: Sights from selection camp (Nov. 18)
Check out what’s happening on the ice at the Westerner Park Centrium.
NJT: Sights from selection camp (Nov. 17)
Check out what’s happening on the ice at the Westerner Park Centrium.