Game Report 2669 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: Jan 2, 2020
GAME NOTES: CANADA INTO SEMIS WITH WIN OVER SLOVAKIA JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Arizona, NHL) scored twice and Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) added a goal and an assist in his return to the line-up, leading Canada’s National Junior Team to a 6-1 quarter-final win over Slovakia on Thursday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. With the teams being reseeded for the semis, Canada will wait for the results of the two late quarter-finals to determine who and when it will play on Saturday. Hayton added an assist for a three-point effort, while Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL), Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) and Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) chipped in with two helpers apiece. Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) was the best Canadian early; the goaltender made a couple of point-blank stops on a five-minute power play to keep the game scoreless, including a terrific right-pad save off Robert Dzugan. Canada went to work on offence shortly after the man advantage expired, with Cozens and Lafrenière working down low before setting up Hayton all alone in the slot for the 1-0 goal. The second period belonged to the Canadians; they outshot Slovakia 18-4 and stretched their lead to five. Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) got the festivities started early in the middle frame, keeping on a two-on-one and beating Slovak netminder Samuel Hlavaj to the far side. Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canmore, Alta./University of North Dakota, NCHC) made it 3-0 at 3:42, stepping around a shot block and snapping a shot past Hlavaj, and Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) blew past the defence before going to the backhand at 9:02. Lafrenière added a power-play marker 1:48 after the Foudy goal, wiring a wrist shot through traffic to send Canada to the dressing room with a commanding five-goal advantage. Hayton got his second of the game a minute into the third period on another Canadian power play, chasing Hlavaj after six goals on 30 shots. Samuel Vyletelka stopped all 14 shots he faced the rest of the way. Slovakia finally solved Hofer when Oliver Okuliar ripped a slap shot over the glove with 14 minutes left, but that would do it for scoring. Canada finished with a one-sided advantage on shots on goal, 44-18. The IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice next year when Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., host the 2021 World Juniors. Fans have until Jan. 5 to sign up for the Priority Draw for their chance to purchase tickets in both cities. Visit HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for more information.
Visiting Team: Slovakia
Home Team: Canada
Head Coach: Dale Hunter
Assistant Coach: Alan Letang
Assistant Coach: Mitch Love
Assistant Coach: André Tourigny
SLOVAKIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Vyletelka, Samuel
G Hlavaj, Samuel
G30  Lackovic, Jakub
  Dlugos, Marcel
  Mudrak, David
  Stacha, Marko
  Cesanek, Boris
  Fasko-Rudas, Martin
  Okuliar, Oliver
 10  Bucko, Martin
 12  Kovacik, Kristian
 13  Pauliny, Adam
 14  Jendek, Dominik
 15  Minarik, Jakub
 17  Vitalos, Martin
 18  Durina, Viktor
 19  Dzugan, Robert
 20  Knazko, Samuel
 22  Turan, Oliver
 25  Mrazik, Michal
 26  Minarik, Marek
 27  Cajkovic, Maxim
 28  Tkac, Daniel Vladimir
SLOVAKIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Holding 14:551 14:5516:55
2nd2:00 Interference 6:101 6:108:10
2nd27 2:00 Hooking 9:441 9:4410:50
2nd26 2:00 Hooking 19:531 19:531:00
3rd14 2:00 Roughing 3:44  3:44
3rd17 2:00 Checking from Behind 12:171 12:17
3rd17 20:00 Game Misconduct 12:17  12:17
3rd19 2:00 Tripping 14:061 14:06
3rd2:00 Roughing 15:28  15:28
3rd2:00 Roughing 15:28  15:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Daws, Nico
G30  Hofer, Joel
  Bahl, Kevin
  Addison, Calen
  Byram, Bowen
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Foudy, Liam
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Lavoie, Raphael
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 14  McIsaac, Jared
 16  Thomas, Akil
 17  McMichael, Connor
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Byfield, Quinton
 20  Mercer, Dawson
 22  Cozens, Dylan
 24  Smith, Ty
 25  Dudas, Aidan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
 29  Foote, Nolan
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st29 5:00 Hit to the Head 0:531 0:535:53
1st29 20:00 Game Misconduct 0:53  0:53
2nd14 2:00 Slashing 15:321 15:3217:32
3rd2:00 Roughing 3:44  3:44
3rd22 2:00 Roughing 15:28  15:28
3rd11 2:00 Roughing 15:28  15:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVAKIA Goals SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd6:10  8-12            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:47  27-11-22            
2nd1:21  17-9            
2nd3:42  5-6-22            
2nd9:02  8-18            
2nd10:50 PP 11-3-27            
3rd1:00 PP 27-3            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SLOVAKIA 0 / 2
CANADA 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA 38 min / 10 inf
CANADA 33 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SLOVAKIA0011
CANADA1416
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SVK - Hlavaj (41:00) (L)914124/0:003rd/1:00
SVK - Vyletelka (19:00) 001414/1:003rd/20:00
CAN - Hofer (60:00) (W)74617/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.