On Wednesday, January 4, Canada will be taking on the U.S.A. team in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship. It is the last game of the day, following the other semi-final game which will see Czechia take on Sweden.
The Canada game will start at 6:30 p.m. ET and can be watched live on TSN, TSN.ca and the TSN App.
On January 2, the Canadian team beat out Slovakia, 4-3 in overtime, to become one of the four teams to enter the semi-final round. Connor Bedard was the star of the game when he scored 5 minutes into overtime during a three-on-three play to give Canada the win. he now leads the tournament with 21 points.
He has also set some impressive records with the most career World Junior points, at 32, which means he has beaten Eric Lindros, he also has the most career World Junior goals; 15 goals surpassing Jordan Eberle, as well as the most points in one tournament with 19, surpassing Dale McCourt and Brayden Schenn
Canada outshot Slovakia, 57-27, but even though the Slovakian team is going home, they had a break-out star of their own in goaltender Adam Gajan. Gajan would make 53 saves during the game.
While Canada celebrated its thrilling overtime win, the American team also played on January 2, beating Germany 11-1. The Americans would dominate the ice as they scored three goals in the first period. Logan Cooley would score a hat trick and an assist during the game, while teammates Cutter Gauther had two goals and an assist, while Jimmy Snuggerud had a goal and two assists. Naturally, the U.S. outshot the Germans, 41-22.
The only other game on Wednesday will be against Austria and Latvia.
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