IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 21 Dec 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Exhibition Game
Avenir Centre, Moncton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 21 December 2022

As the World Junior Championship approaches, Canada continued to look impressive in pre-tournament play with a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Wednesday at the Avenir Centre.

Joshua Roy, with one goal and one assist, Colton Dach, Brandt Clarke, Zach Dean, Brennan Othmann and Dylan Guenther all scored for Canada.

Connor Bedard and Shane Wright each had two assists and Benjamin Gaudreau stopped 16 shots.

โ€œI thought we played better tonight and were able to improve on a few areas. We were sharper with our decision-making, but there are still some kinks to work out ahead of the tournament,” Wright said.

“That is expected when you come together in these events, everyone is trying to adjust to new systems and playing with different players, but I think we took some steps forward today and we are going to keep improving every game.”

Samuel Honzek scored Slovakia’s lone goal, while Patrik Andrisรญk had 41 saves.

Canada went 2-for-6 on the power play, with Slovakia going 0-for-5. The Canadians outshot their opponents 47-17.

โ€œWe managed the puck better tonight, but we were a little loose at times,” said Canada head coach Dennis Williams. “We did not have a strong first period, but we were able to reset for the second and we came out and played a much harder and Canadian style.”

“We had a lot more chances in the second and third periods, and we probably could have scored a few more goals if not for (their) goalie.โ€

Up 3-0 entering the third period, Othmann stretched the lead 37 seconds into the frame with a power-play marker. Roy scored six seconds later.

Honzek halted Gaudreau’s shutout bid at 2:24 of the period. But that was as close as Slovakia would get.

Guenther made it 6-1 with a power-play goal 10:43 into the frame.

Clarke put Canada up 2-0 at 7:03 of the second. Dean quickly followed up with another goal 21 seconds later.

Canada outshot Slovakia 23-1 in a drastic turnaround from the 12-7 margin the Canadians held after the opening frame.

Dach opened the scoring 6:20 into the first period.

Canada was coming off a 6-0 win over Switzerland on Monday. Canada closes out its exhibition schedule against Finland on Friday before suiting up for its first contest of the World Juniors on 26 December against Czechia in Halifax.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Gaucher, kneeing
06:20 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Dach (Bankier)
08:49 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Honzek, tripping
11:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Dean, interference

2nd Period
21:25 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – ฤŒiernik, hooking
24:57 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Honzek, high sticking
27:03 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Clarke (Stankoven, Fantilli)
27:24 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Dean (Roy, Bankier)
33:33 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Dej, roughing
33:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Bedard, roughing
36:37 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Bedard, interference
39:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Groch, interference

3rd Period
40:37 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Othmann (Wright, Bedard)
40:43 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Roy
42:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ GOAL – Honzek
44:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Matier, high sticking
48:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Dvorskรฝ, roughing
48:09 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Bedard, roughing
48:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – ล . Nemec, roughing
48:09 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Matier, roughing
49:13 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Baฤo, cross checking
50:43 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Guenther (Wright, Zellweger)
54:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Bedard, cross checking
57:35 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Kmec, interference

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gaudreau (16-17)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Andrisรญk (41-47)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 12+23+12 = 47
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 7+1+9 = 17

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Benjamin Gaudreau, Thomas Milic. Defence: Nolan Allan, Brandt Clarke, Ethan Del Mastro, Tyson Hinds, Kevin Korchinski, Jack Matier, Olen Zellweger. Forwards: Caedan Bankier, Connor Bedard, Colton Dach, Zach Dean, Adam Fantilli, Nathan Gaucher (A), Dylan Guenther, Zack Ostapchuk, Brennan Othmann, Joshua Roy, Reid Schaefer, Logan Stankoven (A), Shane Wright (C).
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Goaltenders: Patrik Andrisรญk, Matej Marinov. Defence: ล imon Beฤรกr, Pavol Funtek, ล imon Groch, Jozef Kmec, Michal Laurenฤรญk, Dรกvid Nรกtny, ล imon Nemec (C), Maxim ล trbรกk. Forwards: Rรณbert Baฤo, Alex ฤŒiernik, Frantiลกek Dej, Dalibor Dvorskรฝ, Samuel Honzek, Filip Meลกรกr, Libor Nemec (A), Servรกc Petrovskรฝ (A), Peter Repฤรญk, Adam Sรฝkora, Marcel ล tefanฤรญk, Adam ลฝlnka.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. SLOVAKIA ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
current champion
(since 15 Aug 2022)
Last Title 30 Dec 2017
121 All-Time Wins
7
10 wins Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SVK)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-2 SVKย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย โ€“ 01 Jan 1997 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Genevaย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SVK)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-1 SVKย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย โ€“ 27 Dec 2020 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Edmontonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-0 SUIย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย โ€“ 19 Dec 2022 โ€“ EX โ€“ Monctonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 FINย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย โ€“ 23 Dec 2022 โ€“ EX โ€“ Halifaxย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: TSN
Photo Credit: TSN –ย IIHFHHOFIOC

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