(Edmonton) There is no classic atmosphere for Thursday’s meeting between Canada and Russia. The game is not as competitive as tradition suggests when these two teams are wielding swords.
Maple Leaf scored four first-period goals in front of a handful of fans at Rogers Place and won 6-4 over Russia in the pre-season game for the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Let’s just say we weren’t in Serie du Sickle, especially since the score did not reflect match speed.
Mason McDowish hit the target twice and collected one assist. His teammate Kent Johnson scored a goal and scored an assist.
I think they circulated the puck well. Defining the chemistry between the two players is a very difficult thing, but it is very exciting that they develop it quickly.
Dave Cameron, head coach of the Canadian squad against the Kent and McDowish duo
“We have a great relationship,” McDowish said of his relationship with Johnson. He always puts me in favorable conditions. It was a pleasure to act with him. ”
Other scorers for the winners were Lucas Carmire, Ridley Gregg and Connor Bedard.
Matvey Michkov Brace scored for the Russians. He was selected as a player for his team.
“His shot stands out,” said Maple Leaf striker Cole Perfetti, referring to the emerging Russian star. He can count. It was the first time I had ever seen him play. You really can not give him many opportunities to land his shot. ”
Nikita Chibrikov and Alexander Pashin also scored for Sergei Zhubov Sena.
Dylan Garand stopped 14 of 15 shots, then Sebastian Cosa scored three of 11 shots.
The Canadian pilot said he had yet to confirm who Canada’s opening goalie was.
“I have no plan yet, my thinking is going on. ”
Yaroslav Askarov returned 24 of 29 shots, replaced by Yegor Guskov, who made eight of nine shots.
The warm-up game between Chechnya and Switzerland at Red Deer on Thursday evening was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.
Hockey Canada took the news on Twitter, but the situation affected no team or how many players.
In the other game scheduled in Edmonton, Finland scored three goals on the same main penalty, two goals in the third period and decisive overtime, and beat the United States 4-3.
In the second game of the program, Germany beat Slovakia 4-0.
Sweden thrashed Austria 7-0 in the final warm-up match. The Swedes dominated 50-7 shots.
The first official day of the tournament is December 26 when Canada will face the Czechs.