WJC – Canada hammers Czechs 7-2, Slovaks next in QF

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December 31, 2019

Courtesy TSN –

Team Canada responded to two quick goals by the Czech Republic with two goals of their own and beat the hosts 7-2 in their preliminary round finale of the World Junior Championship.

Canada finishes first in Group A and will play Slovakia (#4 Group B) in the quarterfinals on Thursday, January 2. Medal games will be played January 4.

Other quarter-final matchups:

#2A Swiss vs #3B Russia, #3A Finns vs #2B USA, #1A Swedes vs #4B Czech.

Germany will play Kazakhstan in the relegation series, to determine who stays in top group for next year’s tournament.

Game Highlights:

Canada’s powerplay continues to click as Cozens picks up his first of the tournament


Team Canada scored their fifth power play goal of the game as Dylan Cozens picked up his first of the tournament tipping in a Calen Addison point shop.

Foudy capitalizes after puck takes strange bounce

On the Canadian dump in, the puck takes a weird bounce off the boards and comes right to Liam Foudy and he gets a gift, as the Canadians take a 5-2 lead.

After deliberation, Hayton’s goal is considered good

After what initially looked like a save by Czech goalie Lukas Parik the play would go to review, where after seven minutes the referee would come out and point to centre ice signalling a good goal and giving Barrett Hayton his third goal of the tournament.

Foote’s third of the tournament extends Canada’s lead

Nolan Foote’s one timer slap shot on the power play, his third goal of the tournament extends team Canada’s lead to two.

Veleno makes immediate impact after his return from suspension

Joe Veleno makes quite the impact in his return to the ice after being suspended for headbutting a Russian player on Saturday as he capitalizes on a deflected puck and finds the back of the net for his first goal of the tournament.