Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

2011 World Juniors: Day One

On a beautiful Boxing Day, four games were played. Of course Canada and the United States took no prisoners in drubbings of Finland and Denmark.

Canada beat Finland 8-1 with a hat trick from Mark Stone and almost everyone getting in on the action. Like every Canada game.

Only bad thing was that Devante Smith-Pelly blocked a shot and broke his left foot. Not good news but it does give other players an opportunity to show off their goodies. Or something like that.

The US squad beat Denmark 11-3 which is a lot of goals even for these monster teams.

They also got some help from a hat trick by Charlie Coyle and three assists from captain Jason Zucker.

Sweden beat Latvia 9 to 4.

There were four goals from Max Friberg and two from Mika Zibanejad. The firepower that Sweden has cannot be forgotten. Yes, Canada and the US have the names but Sweden has the goal-scorers too.

The fourth game last night was between Russia and Switzerland.

The final score was 3-0 with Russian goaltender Andrei Vasilevski getting the shutout.

Looks like no upsets so far but it's still a young tournament.

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