Game Report 843 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Jan 2, 2015
GAME NOTES: LAZAR, MCDAVID LEAD CANADA OVER DENMARK AND INTO SEMIFINALS WENDY GRAVES TORONTO, Ont. – Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Ottawa, NHL) had two goals and an assist and Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) added a goal and two assists to lead Canada’s National Junior Team over Denmark 8-0 on Friday and into the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. Next up for the Canadians is Slovakia in Sunday’s semifinals (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Canada scored a 7-0 win over the Slovaks in the tournament opener for both teams back on Boxing Day. Canada also got goals from Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL), Lawson Crouse (Mount Brydges /Kingston, OHL), Nick Paul (Mississauga, Ont./North Bay, OHL), Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Nick Ritchie (Orangeville, Ont./Peterborough, OHL). Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) added two assists from the blue-line. In total, 12 players found their way onto the scoresheet in a total team performance that overwhelmed the underdog Danes. Zachary Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) made 14 saves for the win and the shutout. George Sorensen and Thomas Lillie combined to stop 42 shots for Denmark. With Canada spending the preliminary round in Montreal, Toronto fans had adopted Denmark as their team. But with Canada in the building the Danes were booed the second they came out for their pre-game skate. The two countries played twice before at the World Juniors (in 2008 and 2012), with Canada winning both times, 4-1 and 10-2. Canada opened the scoring Friday night just past the halfway point of the first. McDavid drove around the Danish net, and as his defender brought him down sent a pass out front to Lazar, who beat Sorensen low. Less than five minutes later Reinhart, from the doorstep, doubled the lead with his fourth goal of the tournament. Three goals in a span of 5:31 in the second broke the game open. First, Crouse showed some nifty stick work in waiting out Sorensen from the right hash mark. McDavid forced a turnover just outside the red line, drove down the left boards and tucked the puck in low to the glove side, giving Sorensen a spray along the way. Three minutes later Lazar found his way behind two defenders to take a stretch pass from Hicketts and make it 5-0. Another three goals in the third – a driving backhand from Paul; Point finishing off a passing play through traffic with Lazar and McDavid; and Ritchie putting home a rebound – rounded out the scoring.
Visiting Team: Denmark
Home Team: Canada
DENMARK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Henriksen, Nicolai
G31  Lillie, Thomas
G39  Sorensen, George
  Krogsgaard, Anders
  Hansen, Daniel
  Lassen, Matias
  Nielsen, Daniel
  Aagaard, Mikkel
  Olesen, Nick
 10  Jensen, Kristian
 11  Larsen, Mads
 12  Mieritz, Christian
 14  Eskerod, Victor
 15  Staeremose Pison, Andre
 16  True, Alexander
 17  Nielsen, Marcus
 18  Hertzberg, Sonny
 19  Rasmussen, Emil
 20  Eller, Mads
 21  Asperup, Matthias
 22  Kristiansen, Christian
 23  Holmberg, Jeppe
 24  Ehlers, Nikolaj
 25  Dau Mortensen, Søren
 27  Bjorkstrand, Oliver
 28  Nielsen, Søren
DENMARK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 15:191 15:196:41
2nd10 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 15:191 15:196:41
3rd20 2:00 Tripping minor 14:271 14:277:33
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 17:131 17:134:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Comrie, Eric
G31  Fucale, Zach
  Hicketts, Joe
  Heatherington, Dillon
  Bowey, Madison
  Morin, Samuel
  Theodore, Shea
  Morrissey, Josh
  Point, Brayden
 10  Duclair, Anthony
 16  Domi, Max
 17  McDavid, Connor
 18  Virtanen, Jake
 19  Petan, Nic
 20  Paul, Nick
 21  Ritchie, Nick
 22  Gauthier, Frédérik
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 26  Lazar, Curtis
 28  Crouse, Lawson
 29  Fabbri, Robby
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 Tripping minor 17:231 17:234:37
2nd25 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:071 8:0713:53
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 19:261 19:262:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
DENMARK GoalsDENMARK PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)DENMARK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:37  26-17            
1st15:17  23-10            
2nd7:50  28-22            
2nd10:21  17            
2nd13:21  26-2            
3rd3:08  20-19-18            
3rd5:09  9-26-17            
3rd19:06 PP 21-28-2            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
DENMARK0 / 3
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
DENMARK8 min / 4 inf
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
DENMARK0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA8 G + 10 A = 18 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
DENMARK0000
CANADA2338
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
DEN - Sorensen (46:46) (L)1216028/0:003rd/6:46
DEN - Lillie (13:14) 001414/6:463rd/20:00
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)63514/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:8:00 PM
  -  End:8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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