Glass’ three-point night, Scott’s saves lead Canada to 2-0 start in exhibition play
RECAP | Cody Glass had a goal and two assists for the second game in a row, and 🇨🇦 rode a four-goal 1st period to a 6-1 pre-tournament win over 🇸🇰.
— #WorldJuniors (@HC_WJC) December 22, 2018
Team Canada took care of business on Friday in Victoria, crushing Slovakia 6-1 in their second exhibition game leading up to the main tournament which begins on Boxing Day. Portland’s Cody Glass posted his second straight three-point effort, and the squad was backstopped by Prince Albert goalie Ian Scott, who turned aside 22-of-23 shots and kept Slovakia off the scoresheet for the first 55 minutes. Spokane d-man Ty Smith scored on a blast from the point, and his teammate Jaret Anderson-Dolan notched a pair of assists. Canada now heads to Vancouver, where they’ll take on Finland on Sunday, December 23 in their third and final exhibition game in what should be their toughest opponent thus far.
Finland makes cuts, Thompson sent home
Team Finland's roster before their last practice game against Canada. Latest cuts are forward Aleksi Klemetti and defencemen Mikko Kokkonen, Joona Riekkinen and Lassi Thomson. #WJC #WJC2019 #Leijonat #U20fi pic.twitter.com/h2VwBfFCqy
— FinnProspects (@FinnProspects) December 21, 2018
Kelowna Rockets defenseman Lassi Thompson, the only current WHL’er on Team Finland, was part of their latest cuts on Friday. Finland’s hand was forced, as they were pleasantly surprised to have a pair of d-men with NHL experience loaned to them in Henri Jokiharju and Urho Vaakanainen.