Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Good start to WJC for Sea Dogs

It was a good opening day of the World Junior Hockey Championship for the Saint John Sea Dogs.

Thomas Chabot led all Canadian skaters with 24:11 of ice time in Canada's 5-3 victory over Russia at Air Canada Centre on Monday. The Sea Dogs defenceman also had an assist, two penalty minutes and three shots.

Chabot got his first point of the tournament on Dylan Strome's second period power play goal, which put Canada up 2-1 at the time.
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Meanwhile, Mathieu Joseph was held pointless in his first career world junior contest. He had two shots in 15:01 of ice time.

Canada takes on Slovakia on Tuesday night.

Jakub Zboril and the Czech Republic also got off to a winning start on Monday, upsetting Finland 2-1 in Montreal. Zboril had an assist on Michael Spacek's game winning goal with 1:16 to play in the third period.

The Sea Dogs defenceman finished the game with one assist and one shot in 20:49 of ice time (the second most of any Czech skater).

The Czech Republic takes on Switzerland on Tuesday in Montreal.

At the Spengler Cup, Chris DiDomenico and Team Canada fell 7-4 to HC Dinamo Minsk. DiDomenico, who is an assistant captain this year, was held pointless but did take three minor penalties.

Canada faces HC Davos on Tuesday.

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