Friday, January 1, 2016

DOGS DAILY: Canada To Play Finland

Team Canada’s struggles at this year’s world juniors continued yesterday in a 5-2 loss to Sweden.

Three power play goals propelled the Swedes to the win and a perfect 4-0 record in preliminary round play. This is hard to believe:
Thomas Chabot assisted on Canada’s first goal, firing a shot from the point that created a rebound for Mitchell Stephens to put in. The Sea Dogs defensemen finished the game with one point, three shots and a +1 rating. He now has three assists in four games at this year’s tournament.

With regulation time losses to the United States and Sweden and needing a shootout against Switzerland, Canada finishes a disappointing third in Group A. They’ll face a very tough challenge in the quarterfinals on Saturday when they take on Finland at noon.

Finland posted a 5-4 victory over Jakub Zboril and the Czech Republic yesterday. The Czechs will face the United States tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

Former Sea Dogs forward Juraj Siska had four first period shots in Slovakia’s 2-1 loss to Russia. The Slovaks will face Sweden tomorrow and Russia will take on Denmark.

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