There might not have been any night owls in the stands, but this one had New Year’s Eve fireworks – all from the home team

Canada faced its toughest test to date at the 2021 IIHF Junior World Championship and reacted with a lot of fanfare.The squad of head coach Andre Tourigny controlled the game from the puck drop and ran away with a 4-1 win over Finland with the win Canada secured first place in Group A; On Saturday, the Czech Republic will face the medal round

Backed by as TSN’s Ray Ferraro put it, the Canadians dominated the wilds, taking an early lead after Dylan Cozens scored the tournament’s fifth goal and tenth point Cozens – who wore the “C” on Thursday – and his pals broke out in 3-on-1, and the Sabers prospect held the puck and hit Kari Piiroinen on the short side. He added an artisanal blank-nicer to seal the deal

Canada scored two more goals in the middle frame – one from Dylan Holloway and one from Peyton Krebs – and took a 3-0 lead. Cancer ‘goal was a beauty; He threw the puck through his legs with his back to the goal

Finland scored a goal in the third with a shot from Brad Lambert from the left circle in the power play, but otherwise it didn’t have much trouble Canada shot 40 shots at the 19 Finns and kept control of the offensive zone throughout the competition / p>

With Braden Schneider’s support at the Holloway goal, every Canadian skater has now collected at least one template. Cozens leads the tournament with 11 points (six goals from five assists)

Sporting News had all the action as Canada and Finland battled for top spot in Group A on New Year’s Eve

8:17 pm – EN GOAL Dylan Cozens with unreal tenacity in the neutral zone as he overtakes the Finn for the puck and scores the goal with an empty net Canada leads 4-1

8:14 pm – In less than three minutes, Krebs, Perfetti and Zary’s line controls the puck in the Finnish zone

8:12 pm – Not much action, but five minutes from time, Canda is still 3-1 ahead

7:57 pm – Heinola shoots a shot from his right hand and can’t even hold his stick.Not good news for the Finns – or the Jets – as he would go to the locker room

7:53 pm – PP TARGET What a shot of 17-year-old Brad Lambert when he gets the puck in the left circle and shoots the wrister with the rifle from Thomas Harley’s stick Canada leads with 3: 1

7:51 pm – Dylan Cozens takes an offensive zone Minor Finland gets their first power playThey are 4 against 12 in the tournament

7:47 pm – Devon Levi makes a good stop on a point shot Finland looks a bit better to start the third

7:25 pm – Canada gets another power game You are so far 0-3 with the man advantage, but a goal here would seal the deal (update: you don’t score)

7:23 pm – About 150 seconds left and Canada has 30 shots in the net and three goals in particular

7:18 pm – TOR Canada’s control of the forward and offensive zones crushes Finland Bowen Byram’s shot is stopped and Peyton Krebs buries the rebound with his back to the game and between his legs. He’s had a game himself Canada 3-0

7:17 pm – Canada’s pre-exam is well off the Dawson Mercer charts with a one-timer from the slot

7:10 pm – Finland finds an insult when it gets one off the pipe. You now have five shots in the net

7:07 pm – TOR Jakob Pelletier is now skating with the Dylans, Cozens and Holloway and they are all over the place. Pelletier puts the puck in circles, turns and shoots and he walks away from Holloway and into Flammenprospekt to an Oilers prospectus Canada leads 2-0

Canada had to work hard for it! Dylan Holloway is credited with the gate 👀 pictureTwittercom / 51dsEeSXPX

7:06 pm – Canada didn’t score at man advantage and after the power play Finland finally got their second shot into the net

7:01 pm – Canada returns to the power play when Heinola called for interference Canada 0-2 in the game with three shots

6:59 pm – Newhook walked into the locker room.He had a hard hit on the first stage and tried to try the first shift on the second, but didn’t last long

6:56 pm – The second period is underway Some stats for the first period: Canada 17 shots on goal at Finland According to TSN’s Ray Ferraro, Canada made 58 passes to Finland’s eight during the reporting period

6:34 pm – Another power game for Canada The team is 0-1 with 1 shot in the game

6:30 pm – Devon Levi is so calm and stable on the net. Scorebug only recorded one save from earlier, but he definitely made two pad stops on close-ups

6:26 pm – Jakob Pelletier breaks in alone, but only misses and Piiroinen makes the pad safe

6:26 pm – Connor McMichael comes out of the corner, turns and shoots Good chance at the Finnish Netminder

6:24 pm – Eleven minutes later, Devon Levi saw a shot (and it was easy to stop)

6:18 pm – Eight minutes later, Canadians shoot 9-0 against Finns Kari Piiroinen looked good, but he’s definitely a bit shaky for Finland (not sure if he has the puck, look back to to see etc)

6:17 pm – Great game by Ryan Suzuki to feed Quinton Byfield on his wing. Byfield gets a good chance at scoring in power play. Previously, McMichael had taken the man at an advantage

6:13 pm – GOAL Dylan Cozens, wearing the “C” tonight, has a neutral zone turnover that turns into a 3v1 win and holds and beats Kari Piiroinen on the short side Canada leads 1-0

6:11 pm – Quinton Byfield is checked and takes a stick in the face of his teammate Jack Quinn. He’s fine but has to go because he’s bleeding

6:09 pm – Canadians jump 3-on-2 and McMichael gets a solid chance on the left wing

6:08 pm – Game on and as the referee said, “Let’s end 2020 on a high level”

New Year’s Eve at #WorldJuniors
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The loser gets Saturday or 🇸🇪 on Saturday BildTwittercom / F3MbfYDSGi

5:33 pm – The winner plays the Czechs The loser gets Sweden or the United States Much at stake

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World News – CA – Canada vs Finland Results: Canadians take first place in Group A with a wire-to-wire win