The path to gold, to gold in a row, continued for Canada on Monday at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2021 A familiar enemy – historically and more recently – stood over the ice, and so did the result similar

Last year Canada came back to beat Russia in the gold medal game, in this year’s rematch, the Canadians dominated the puck drop in a 5-0 semi-final victory, and they’ll play for more gold on Tuesday

Team Canada quickly started Alex Newhook, who left the team’s last group game early and missed the quarter-finals with an upper body injury, came out like a gangbuster, gaining a 59-second lead. One problem: It took a little until officials found out he had scored, but when they did, Canada had an early 1-0 lead

“It was great to have a great start there, our entire team flew,” said Newhook, who had no idea the puck was going in until he saw it on video “To get one on the first shift , I always think it’s great to get one and immediately get some energy for the guys. I think we carried that through the whole game, so a lot of effort “

The Canadians didn’t stop there, controlling puck possession, tearing apart 2020 first-round player Yaroslav Askarov (who mostly struggled to hold onto his racket during the first stage), and didn’t let the Russians get much offensive zone pressure at the end of the In the opening framework it was 3-0 for the hosts

Canada’s Connor McMichael was asked on Sunday if the goal he conceded against the Czech Republic could be what he needed to change his luck on the puck. “Hopefully I’m not too worried I get chances, that’s the main thing you get started sometime Hopefully it starts tomorrow, “he replied

Well, at the end of the first period, a prophetic McMichael had one more goal, this time with a great feed from Jakob Pelletier who was brought to the top thanks to his tenacious tournament play and Cole Perfetti added a power play goal, the first in three Goals against Switzerland on December 29 (the Canadians entered the game 0 for 6 in the last two competitions)

Braden Schneider and Dylan Cozens added goals in the second and third periods At the moment, Cozens has regained the lead of the tournament points with his goal and two assists at 16 (US American Trevor Zegras is 15 years old and plays in the late semi-finals on Monday against Finland) He had a chance to score another goal but was stopped by a penalty from Askarov’s toe.Cozens is fifth on the Canadian WJC scoreboard with Ryan Ellis with 25 points.By the way, Ellis, now a Predators defender, played in three World Juniors

While the goals were beautiful, the biggest story in this game was again the performance of netminder Devon Levi showing his calm, pinpoint positioning and expert puck tracking, declining all 28 Russian shots for his third shutout of the tournament He is the second Canadian goalkeeper to do this, joining Justin Pogge who did so in 2006

“I’m not playing for a shutout record, I’m playing for a gold medal,” said Levi, who tried to score with an empty net in the waning seconds of the game. “I’m looking for tomorrow and it might be something that should be seen after the tournament, but the work is not done yet “

Levi has only allowed three goals since Boxing Day – all in power play – and has a 053 goals against average, so far (so far) Pogge (1) 00) and some people named Carey Price (114) and Steve Mason ( 119) Not bad for a man who wasn’t even invited to summer camp

“I don’t know what to say, I look like I’m repeating myself every day,” said head coach Andre Tourigny when asked about his netminder. “He’s very confident, he’s very fast, he is aggressive, he is focused, he exudes trust for us, he is so assertive, we are glad to have him on our side “

The competition on Monday was the 28th World Juniors meeting between Canada and Russia for the past 28 years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union Canada now has a 15-12-1 lead in these games. Its overall advantage is 21-19-2 taking into account the years of the Soviet Union

The last time any country won gold in a row was these Canadians who did just that from 2005 to 2009. Last year’s gold was 18th Title of the Country And everyone will be on Tuesday night when they take on the Americans at 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN / NHL network)

“For me the best feeling is to be able to represent my country and to be able to play the game I love,” said Levi. “To hopefully make some Canadians proud. We play for the whole country and that’s it, what really drives me “

“It’s definitely special,” added Newhook. “It’s not really that the pressure on us is so great that Canadians are watching, I think we are all Canadians behind us and it’s cool to feel that and getting that into this tournament and getting it into a championship game tomorrow “

Sporting News had all the action as Canada clinched a spot in the gold medal game and a shot for gold in a row. Since 1977, Canada has only lost one game in nine of 27 championships

8:26 pm – EN TARGET Dylan Cozens and Jakob Pelletier can’t decide who should score, but it is Cozens who gets the goal. He is now the front runner of the tournamentCanada leads 5-0

8:24 pm – clear the net Not much time when you need four and Levi is a stallion in the net

8:23 pm – Russia calls timeout At 4-versus-4 and 3:09 there are still 20 seconds left for regulation

8:20 pm – four-on-four action Editor’s note: We’re not going to transcribe what Peyton Krebs said to Zakhar Bardakov in the box This is a family site

8:15 pm – Not much sustainable action as Canada continues to control the game At 7:24 left Canada shoots Russia 33-24 It looks like the Russians have only four shots on goal during this time Canada has eight

8:04 pm – The Canadians fumble a little with the puck to get it out, but can rest a few times to keep the Russians from scoring any chance

8:02 pm – Big train from Byfield, but Askarov makes the stop; But otherwise not much action from both teams so far

7:57 pm – Final Frame Only 20 minutes stand in the way of Canada for another chance at gold

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 – TOR Canada fills its lead Jakob Pelletier, who plays on that top line, feeds Connor McMichael, who hits the puck into the empty net. They had a good chance earlier in the shift and then bonded while Askarov played with a teammate’s stick as his goalkeeping 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” ”
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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
Team Canada will play against Team Russia in the semi-finals of the Junior World Championship today
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