The road to gold, one at a time, continues for Canada on Monday, and a known enemy will walk across the ice – historically and recently

Just 364 days ago Canada and Russia fought for gold in the Czech Republic The Canadians made a wild comeback with three goals at the end of the third half to win 4-3 and finish 18th The country’s main prize to be won Now the duo will meet in the semifinals of the IIHF Junior World Championship 2021 in Edmonton

Six players return from Canada’s squad with the 2020 gold medal (Quinton Byfield, Bowen Byram, Dylan Cozens, Jamie Drysdale, Connor McMichael and Dawson Mercer) Russia brings back three from its silver medal team (Jaroslaw Askarow, Wassili Podkolzin and Maxim Groshev) This year’s head coaches – Igor Larionov, aka “The Professor”, and Andre Tourigny – were assistants in the Ostravar Arena last year

“I think there will be one hundred percent procrastination,” said Drysdale matter-of-factly. “We played against each other in the final last year, so of course we want to stay where we are and of course we want to be ahead”But when you say that, you obviously feel like you have something to prove because it should be a really exciting, highly competitive game”

“I think there is enough there, we don’t need to add anything. The history between Canada and Russia is well documented and everyone knows how big the game will be and there is nothing bigger right now I think it will be a great game “he said

The story between these two countries is ingrained in the World Juniors in the 28 years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, they have faced each other 27 times, with Canada having a 14-12-1 lead, with its overall advantage being 20-19 -2 taking into account the years of the Soviet Union, these two teams also met in last year’s preliminary round, where the Russians gave the Canadians the worst loss in tournament history

“You will come out of revenge this year and we will be ready for the job,” McMichael said on Sunday. “It’s been such a long rivalry between the two teams and we’re looking forward to it and can’t wait to [Monday] get started”

Both teams have players who can bury the puck – Cozens leads the tournament with seven goals and is second with 13 points after Trevor Zegras from the USA While the Canadians have divided their scores across all four lines – every skater has at least one one point – the Russians rely heavily on their top 6, which include team point leader and Maple Leafs prospect Rodion Amirov (six)

The teams also have two highly skilled Netminders Canada’s Devon Levi, statistically the best goalkeeper of the tournament, has only allowed three goals in 90 shots, with all three goals being scored when his squad was understaffed byAskarov, who played the gold medal last year Surprisingly did not start, stopped 101 of 110 shots

Canadians noticed a difference between this year’s crop of Russian players and last year’s team – as if the cerebral style of Larionov, a Hockey Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup winner, had hurt his young protégés >

“I noticed that they are more patient with the puck,” said Drysdale, who scored the only goal in the exhibition of these teams – but not against Askarov. “Many regroup, do not throw the puck away, none of that Afraid of simply taking it out of our offensive zone to regroup in the neutral zone “

“Day and night It’s a completely different style, a different philosophy, a different goal in their game,” remarked Tourigny. “They like to own the puck, they regroup a lot, they have a good stretch on their breakout are still very stingy defensive, they still defend very well, they are strong on pucks, they are fast, they are a good team “

Alex Newhook’s status for the game is unknown, the Newfoundland native, who was listed by Tourigny on Sunday as day to day, missed the quarterfinals with an upper torso injury TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Monday that Newhook is making a game-time decision on His Inclusion in the line-up would be an offensive push

His friends are ready to face their toughest challenge of the tournament and have a place in the ultimate game on the line

“We all know what it’s about [Monday], we’re all excited,” said McMichael. “You just have to keep your nerves in control I think if we do that and stick to our systems, it will be us go well you just don’t want to think about it too much “

Sporting News has it all under control as Canada and Russia battle head to toe for a spot in the gold medal game

7:57 pm – Final frame Only twenty minutes stand in the way of another chance for gold for Canada

7:37 pm – Lots of action After a turnover in the neutral zone, Dylan Cozens breaks in, but gets a hook on the hand – and Askarov made a good stop – and receives a penalty

7:35 pm – The power game ends for Russia You had five shots in the net and one illegal goal

7:32 pm – The game was offside No goal The time was set back on the clock, so that Russia now has 1:35 in the power game Canada leads 4-0

After Russia scores their first goal, Canada calls offside and wins. The goal is removed and Canada still leads 4-0 #WorldJuniors picTwittercom / SL4eQ1z3kr

7:30 pm – Wait a minute Canada challenges an offside call that happened like it did a million years ago It looks like the attacker took his skate off the ice and had no possession when he crossed the line / p>

7:29 pm – PP TARGET The shot from the top is blocked but goes straight to Abramov, who buries him in the empty net Canada leads 4-1

7:28 pm – Devon Levi with two big saves, and then it looks like it was Jakob Pelletier who knocked away the puck to prevent a safe goal from being scored

7:21 pm – Devon Levi makes a few stops with the paddle on a fight in front of him He has seen 11 shots so far and turned them all aside

7:14 pm – Canada returns to the power game Canada 1 for 2 already in the game

7:05 pm – TOR Askarov loses his stick again – what, is this the third time this evening? – and Braden Schneider gets the puck at the point The prospect of the Rangers tearing it home Canada is in control of this Canada leads 4-0

Askarov loses his paddle and Canada takes advantage to extend their lead to 4-0 #WorldJuniors picTwittercom / KnjyeClQvx

7pm – Second period is a breeze Dylan Cozens helps with the final two goals and is now linked to American Trevor Zegras for the tournament lead with 15 points He is now also linked to Jason Allison for the fifth time for Canada at the WJC

6:34 pm – PP-ZIEL Just seconds after the second two, Cole Perfetti, the jet interested party, gets the puck directly under the blue line, runs into the circle and tears it past Askarov’s glove Canada leads with 3: 0

6:30 pm – Podkolzin called for a four-minute penalty when Bowen Byram fixed something on the bench, Canada’s power play was meh, however; The team hasn’t scored a goal for the man in the last two games (0 for 6) By the way, Russia is 16 to 17 in the tournament on penalties

6:25 pm – TORKanada fills its lead Jakob Pelletier, who plays on this top line, feeds Connor McMichael, who hits the puck into the empty net. They had a good chance earlier in the shift and then connected while Askarov played with a teammate’s stick because his goalkeeper stick was lost on the way Canada leads 2-0

Connor McMichael Sonntag (asked if his ENG vs Czechs change their luck): “I hope so I’m not too worried I get chances, that’s the main thing they’ll go into at some point Hopefully it starts tomorrow” ”
Connor McMichael Monday 👇picTwittercom / lIp1mIxswH

6:24 pm – Great defensive play by Kaiden Guhle on his own end when he breaks off the Russian onslaught in a circle after a drop pass

6:21 pm – Another stop by Levi after a shot by Yegor Chinakhov (Blue Jackets)

6:20 pm – Russia’s top line is getting some pressure and Levi has to make a good stop. Podkolzin (Canucks) also strikes from the outside

6:13 pm – Dylan Holloway’s backhandler lets Askarov look behind him The view of Predators looks a little shaky from above

6:11 pm – GOAL! Wait a minute, that Newhook shot that went off the pipe – it hit the back pipe in the net! Only 59 seconds later he gives the Canadians the lead Canada leads 1-0

6:10 pm – Welcome back Alex Newhook during a heavy shift where he was a force on the foredeck he rings one off the post

6:09 pm – Puck was dropped. Somewhat disappointed with the referee – “There’s nothing to say about that” Sigh. A little more pep would have been nice

Alexis Lafreniere asked about Canada at #worldjuniors:
“I’ve seen every game. They are a really good team, really a lot of talent and I’m sure I still speak to a few people I hope they win today and win gold”

Sidney Crosby appeared for today’s media availability rocking an @ HockeyCanada hat
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