Former Sea Dogs forward Juraj Siska registered a goal and an assist in Slovakia’s 4-2 victory over Denmark on Sunday at the world juniors.
Playing on a line with Vancouver Giants forward Radovan Bondra and Lukas Hrusik, Siska won the faceoff that led to Hrusik’s game winner early in the third period. Siska was then credited with an empty net goal in the final minute of the game – even though he didn’t score – on a bizarre play that saw the Belarus netminder jump off the bench and try to intercept Siska near the blue line.
Siska finished the game with two points, three shots and a +2 rating. The 19-year-old assisted on Slovakia’ first goal, a point shot from Patrik Koch that he nearly got a piece of.
Slovakia, 1-0, plays Jakub Zboril and the Czech Republic tomorrow at 8 a.m. on TSN. The Czechs are coming off a 2-1 shootout loss to Russia on Saturday.
In other news…
- Denmark upset a shorthanded Swiss squad 2-1 in today’s second game at the world juniors. Halifax’s Timo Meier had four shots in the Swiss loss.
- Thomas Chabot and Team Canada look to pick up their first win tomorrow at 2 p.m. against Denmark. Meanwhile, the United States plays Sweden at 10 a.m. and Finland takes on Russia at noon.
- At the Spengler Cup tomorrow, Chris DiDomenico and Team Canada take on HC Davos at 3:15 p.m. on TSN.
- The Sea Dogs return from the Christmas break tomorrow. They’ll host the Acadie-Bathurst Titan at 7 p.m. for a rare Monday game. The two teams battle again on Tuesday night in Bathurst.
- I’ll be talking Sea Dogs and world juniors tomorrow at 8:10 a.m. on CBC Radio’s Information Morning.
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