World Juniors: Canada dominates the Czech Republic

Faced with its first real test of the World Junior Hockey Championship, Saturday in Edmonton, Junior Team Canada responded surprisingly well, easily defeating the Czech Republic 5-1.

The Canadians had however started the match in a rather shaky way, allowing their rivals to open the scoring, through Martin Rysavy. However, it was the only moment of celebration for the Czechs, who even retired to the locker room after 20 minutes, with a 2-1 delay.

More than 10 minutes after Rysavy’s success, Mason McTavish tied the game. Then a minute before the end of the engagement, Kent Johnson gave the lead with a magnificent maneuver, he who managed a “Michigan”.

McTavish, with his second of the duel, along with Ridly Greig and Tyson Foerster, scored the other goals for the winners, while goaltender Dylan Garand stopped 22 of 23 shots aimed at him.

By virtue of three victories in as many matches, Canada sits atop Group A. However, they will have to be wary of Finland, opponents of their last meeting of the preliminary phase on Monday, if they do not want to be robbed of their position. position.

More details to come.

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