On the second day of World Junior round robin play in the Edmonton bubble, the three Calgary Flames prospects representing North America were part of a pair of routs over European countries.
Canada 16, Germany 2
Canada scored early and often, out-shooting the undermanned Germans 44-15 and seeing 17 different Canadians hit the scoresheet. (Germany was playing their second game in as many days.)
Jakob Pelletier had a goal and was +4 in 13:20, while Connor Zary was one of three skaters to not get a point – he was +2 in 10:33, playing the least of all of Canada’s forwards.
Mentioned on @HC_WJC broadcast – a couple weeks ago Jakob’s agent (@emcastonguay007) messaged to say he wanted to chat, specifically that he wanted to hear Chris’ voice. Happy the hockey world gets to see what we knew – @jak_pelletier is a great hockey player & a better person.♥️ pic.twitter.com/FTwkeITpWF
— Kelsie Snow (@kelsieswrites) December 27, 2020
Canada is back in action on Sunday against Slovakia. They were fine against Germany, but it’s hard to tell how much was them and how much was their overwhelmed opponent.
United States 11, Austria 0
Austria had 10 shots. America had 11 goals. The Austrians played sound hockey and got good goaltending, but were overwhelmed by a superior opponent. Shots were 73-10 for the USA.
Dustin Wolf made 10 saves for the shutout. In 1.5 games thus far, he’s made 21 saves and allowed zero goals.
USA head coach Nate Leaman impressed by Dustin Wolf's focus considering he didn't face many shots and was up to the task when he had to make a stop.
"He's an impressive kid. He's always ready."
— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) December 27, 2020
The USA plays again on Tuesday against the Czech Republic. Wolf probably returns to his gig as Spencer Knight’s backup. Probably.