2017 World Juniors: Day Four

2017 World Juniors

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Day 4 of the 2017 World Juniors began at the Bell Centre between Denmark and Czech Republic. After Denmark tied the game at two a piece with a little over 6 minutes to go, the game was sent to overtime. In the overtime period, Mathias From put home the game winner for Denmark to win 3-2 over the Czechs. For the first time in their history, Denmark has won multiple games at the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

The Air Canada Centre’s first of two games today hosted two hockey powerhouses as the Americans took on Team Russia. The United States jumped out to a 3-1 lead by the halfway point of the game. Before the second intermission, Kirill Kaprizov brought Russia within one goal with his 5th of the tournament. The third period was scoreless and the United States won 3-2 while out-shooting their opponent 37-27.

Sweden vs. Finland was an interesting match-up. Not only is it a great European rivalry, but Sweden comes into the game undefeated and the defending gold medalists Finland comes into the game without a win. Looking to change that, Finland took the lead late in the first period to put pressure on the Swedish side. Sweden would score three unanswered goals to win 3-1. Including an empty net goal, Alexander Nylander had himself a game with two goals and an assist – contributing on each goal.

The final game of the day took place at the Air Canada Centre between the Canadian hosts and Latvia. The Latvians came out strong getting some early shots on Carter Hart. But Mathew Barzal would get the ball rolling for Canada with the first of what would be three goals in the 1st period. Canada exploded in the 2nd period with 5 goals in 5:45 to make it 8-0. Before the end of the period, Latvia ruined the shutout with a goal from Renas Krastenbergs. In the third period, Raddysh determined that a hat trick wasn’t enough so he added another goal to add to his five point game. After that, both teams would trade goals and the game finished with a 10-2 victory for Canada. Latvia did manage 25 shots on goal in the game, but Canada put 35 on net.

2017 World Juniors

AATH Three Stars of the Day

2017 World Juniors

Photo: Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images

1. Taylor Raddysh (Canada)
4 Goals + 1 Assist in 10-2 win vs. Latvia

2. Alexander Nylander (Sweden)
2 Goals + 1 Assist in 3-1 win vs. Finland

3. Dylan Strome (Canada)
4 Assists in 10-2 win vs. Latvia



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Noah Juulsen (Canada)

Noah Juulsen recorded his first point of the 2017 World Juniors with a single assist in Canada’s dominating 10-2 win over Latvia. His assist came on Taylor Raddysh’s 4th goal of the game which made it 9-1 for Canada. Next up for Juulsen and Team Canada is their New Year’s Eve at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto against the United States.

Mikhail Sergachev (Russia)

Mikhail Sergachev went his second consecutive game without a point, but the defenceman was named the Player of the Game for Team Russia in their 3-2 loss to the United States. Sergachev now has 1 goal in 3 games to date. Russia’s fourth and final preliminary round game will come on New Year’s Eve at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto against Slovakia.

All About The Habs brings you daily recaps of the 2017 World Juniors throughout the duration of the ten day tournament. Keep up to date with Habs prospects and your country as we publish articles recapping each day. We thank you for following along with us!

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