Kent Johnson turned heads in the first period with a Michigan-style goal, carrying the puck through the air on the blade of his stick. He also picked up an assist in the third period.
I’ve been doing this maneuver since I was, I think, 14 years old,” Johnson said. Now that’s something I can use.
This is probably one of the nicest Michigan style goals I’ve seen, honestlysaid McTavish, the tournament leader with 10 points, including 6 successes.
” He made the move so quickly and at the end of the first period, the ice isn’t in such good shape. It was something special to see. I will definitely watch it again, and many times. »
Ridly Greig and Tyson Foerster also shone the red light for Canada (3-0-0), while Jack Thompson, Ronan Seeley and Logan Stankoven all had two assists.
The Czech Republic (1-1-1) was the first team to register on the score, through Martin Rysavy, who made the ropes vibrate shorthanded.
Goalkeeper Tomas Suchanek was very busy and stopped 52 of 57 shots sent to him. His vis-à-vis Dylan Garand made 22 saves for his second victory of the tournament.
The representatives of the maple leaf will play their last game of the preliminary phase on Monday against the Finns (2-0-0).
Earlier on Saturday, defending champions USA (3-0-0) recorded an unequivocal 7-0 win over Austria (0-3-0).
The preliminary phase will continue until Monday, while the quarter-finals will be played on Wednesday.