Cozens has five points, WHLers factor in on eight goals in an 11-1 victory
— The WHL (@TheWHL) April 21, 2019
Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Dylan Cozens led Canada with a big five-point night (three goals, two assists) for Canada in an 11-1 win for Canada over Belarus. WHL players factored into a total of eight goals for Canada with Captain Peyton Krebs (Winnipeg ICE) adding a goal and an assist, Connor Zary (Kamloops Blazers) and Braeden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings) each added a goal and Moose Jaw Warriors teammates Brayden Tracey and Daemon Hunt added assists to round out the offense. Saskatoon Blades goaltender Nolan Maier was in between the pipes for Canada making 41 saves on 42 shots. On the Belarussian side, Danila Palivko (Lethbridge Hurricanes) and Yegor Buyalski (Moose Jaw Warriors both suited up but were held off the scoresheet. The result was not entirely surprising as the only time Belarus has beaten Canada in this tournament was in 2002, and five players on Belarus’ roster weren’t even born yet. Canada’s next matchup will be against the Czech Republic while Belarus battles Switzerland.
Lang and Toman each score a goal in a 4-2 victory for the Czech Republic
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) April 21, 2019
Speaking of the Czech Republic, they continued their impressive tournament at the U-18 World Championships with a 4-2 victory over the defending champions Finland, who are winless at the tournament. Kamloops Blazers forward Mason Lang and Prince George Cougars forward Matej Toman each had goals in the victory.
Holtby sets Capitals playoff shutout record
With his seventh career shutout in the playoffs, Braden Holtby passed Olie Kolzig (6) for the most playoff shutouts franchise history.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 21, 2019
With Saturday’s 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Five of their first-round NHL playoff series, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (176 Games Played with the Saskatoon Blades) broke fellow WHL alumni Olaf Kolzig’s (93 GP with the New Westminster Bruins and Tri-City Americans) Capitals’ playoff shutout record of six.