Game Report 199 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Dec 29, 2016
GAME NOTES: RADDYSH NETS FOUR AS CANADA WINS BIG WENDY GRAVES TORONTO, Ont. – Mario Lemieux. Simon Gagné. Brayden Schenn. Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont/Erie, OHL) joined some elite company with Canada’s National Junior Team on Thursday night when he became the fourth player in team history to score four times in one game. Canada easily beat Latvia 10-2 and now sits at 3-0. Its New Year’s Eve showdown with the equally undefeated United States will determine top spot in Group B at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Raddysh also added an assist for good measure. Sixteen players picked up at least one point for Canada. Despite the win, one thing the team can’t be happy about was the number of penalties – five – that it took in the first. Yet even though it spent half the period with a player in the penalty box, the team still took a 3-0 lead to the first intermission. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) opened the scoring 15 seconds after serving a cross-checking minor, picking up the puck at centre ice and taking it on a breakaway before finishing high with a backhand. Just 1:16 later Philippe Myers’ (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) point shot was deflected in front by Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) to make it 2-0. With 20 seconds left in the period, Raddysh took a short pass from Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) and flicked in a forehand. A five-goal second period turned the game into a runaway. Raddysh finished a feed from Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) to score in the low slot on the power play midway through the period. After Latvia switched goaltenders – Gustavs Grigals in for Mareks Mitens – Canada scored four times in 2:43. Raddysh finished the natural hat trick when he redirected in Kale Clague’s (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) point shot. From the left circle, Barzal went low glove side. Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) found the back of the net after a couple chances in front. And Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) cleaned up a rebound by backhanding it into an open net. Renars Krastenberg finally got Latvia on the board, going far side from the left circle for a shorthanded goal. Canada scored two more times in the third period. Raddysh tipped in a shot from Noah Juulsen (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL), and Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) finished off a nice passing play with Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) and Strome. In between Martins Dzierkals went backhand from in close for Latvia’s second goal. Goaltender Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) made 23 saves in his second win.
Visiting Team: Latvia
Home Team: Canada
LATVIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Grigals, Gustavs
G30  Mitens, Mareks
  Jansons, Eduards
  Jansons, Gvido
  Rubins, Kristians
  Tralmaks, Eduards
  Ponomarenko, Maksims
  Zile, Kristaps
  Puide, Rihards
 10  Dzierkals, Martins
 11  Krastenbergs, Renars
 12  Klavins, Erlends
 14  Baranovskis, Roberts
 15  Zeile, Tomass
 16  Apfelbaums, Valters
 17  Blugers, Roberts
 18  Bernhards, Ricards
 21  Balcers, Rudolfs
 22  Buncis, Filips
 23  Cukste, Karlis
 24  Smirnovs, Deniss
 26  Zeilis, Rimants
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 8:23  8:2310:33
1st11 2:00 Hooking 10:411 10:4112:41
1st22 2:00 Interference 16:461 16:4618:46
1st2:00 Tripping 19:001 19:0019:40
2nd10 2:00 Diving 1:06  1:063:06
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 8:121 8:129:11
2nd10 2:00 Holding 17:291 17:2919:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingram, Connor
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Juulsen, Noah
  Chabot, Thomas
  Myers, Philippe
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Joseph, Mathieu
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Lauzon, Jérémy
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Jost, Tyson
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Strome, Dylan
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Speers, Blake
 22  Cirelli, Anthony
 25  Roy, Nicolas
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Goaltender Interference 5:031 5:037:03
1st14 2:00 Cross-Checking 8:23  8:2310:23
1st2:00 Tripping 9:131 9:1311:13
1st21 2:00 Goaltender Interference 12:321 12:3214:32
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 16:101 16:1018:10
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 1:06  1:063:06
2nd12 2:00 High-Sticking 2:081 2:084:08
3rd20 2:00 High-Sticking 2:581 2:584:58
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 11:541 11:5413:54
3rd16 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 15:171 15:1717:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA GoalsLATVIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd17:58 SH 11-6-3            
3rd7:59  10            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:38 SH 14-6            
1st11:54  25-6-10            
1st19:40 PP 16-5-19            
2nd9:11 PP 16-19-18            
2nd12:13  16-10-11            
2nd12:53  14-16-10            
2nd13:30  22-9-21            
2nd14:56  20-19-8            
3rd2:07  16-3-11            
3rd18:05  12-18-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LATVIA0 / 8
CANADA2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
LATVIA14 min / 7 inf
CANADA20 min / 10 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LATVIA2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA10 G + 19 A = 29 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
LATVIA0112
CANADA35210
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
LAT - Mitens (31:55) (L)69015/0:002nd/11:55
LAT - Grigals (28:05) 06410/11:553rd/20:00
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)106723/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.