Mark
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August 14, 2022

The top highlights from Day 5 at the World Juniors

The ‘Michigan’ took center stage on Day 5 at the World Juniors.

One of the attempts succeeded and one did not, but both exhibited the skill and confidence that was on display by the young men at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. 

Kent Johnson, the No. 5 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, pulled off the infamous goal for Canada during their match against Czechia, and Logan Cooley, the No. 3 pick of the Arizona Coyotes in 2022, attempted it but just fell short of reaching the mark for Team USA. An amazing display of talent either way. 

Mason McTavish (Anaheim Ducks) followed his four-goal outing from Friday by adding another two goals in the 6-1 victory over Czechia. McTavish now leads the tournament with 10 points (six goals, four assists), and Canada remains undefeated in Group A play with three wins in as many outings. 

Team USA also continued their undefeated status by securing a decisive 7-0 win over Austria. Detroit Red Wings prospect Carter Mazur and Wyatt Kaiser (Chicago Blackhawks) both led the charge putting away two goals apiece. The Americans remain undefeated to lead Group B with three wins. American goaltenders Remington Keopple and Andrew Oke, both undrafted, shared the shutout with a combined 15 saves.

Germany topped Switzerland 3-2 in the late game to secure their place in the quarterfinals. Bennet Rossmy from Germany was the best player from both sides and recorded a goal and an assist to help his team leap into third place in the standings in Group B.

Here’s a look at the plays that captivated FCHockey scouts from Day 5 at the World Juniors:

KENT JOHNSON – CANADA

Johnson said he wanted to pull off the ‘Michigan’ during this tournament and he certainly delivered. Near the end of the second period, Johnson retrieved a loose puck behind the net and scooped it up off the ice and tucked it over the shoulder of goaltender Tomas Suchanek, who didn’t have time to react. The Canadian side erupted when they realized what had just happened, and Logan Stankoven (Dallas Stars) put his hands over his head in shock when he rushed in to celebrate the goal with the rest of the players on the ice.

Johnson finished the game with one goal and one assist, with the additional helper coming on the final tally of the game from Philadelphia Flyers prospect Tyson Foerster.  

CARTER MAZUR – USA

Mazur has now scored two goals in each of his last two games and pulled it off on his grandpa’s birthday, who was in attendance for the game. Mazur got open on a turnover at the blue line by the Austrians and found himself on a breakaway where he made no mistake by riffling a laser short side on the goaltender for his first of the game.

He followed up with a nice release in the slot on goal number two, again showing off his hard and accurate shot in close. 

BENNET ROSSMY – GERMANY 

The game against Switzerland was important for Germany in that a win would guarantee a place in the quarterfinals for their side. Rossmy did not disappoint and opened the scoring with a beauty of a shot from the off wing that found the top of the net over the glove of goaltender Pasche, off an odd-man rush into the offensive zone on the power play in the first period.

He then added an assist approximately three minutes later to put some pressure on the Swiss side early in the game. 



DAY 1: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 1 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
DAY 2: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 2 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
Day 3: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 3 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
Day 4: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 4 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
Day 5: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 5 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS


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