Hockey: Canada was hot against Slovakia

Hockey: Canada got hot against Slovakia


The Slovak Under-18 team gave the Canadians a tough time, but the maple leaf finally came away with a 4-3 victory at the Raiffeisen Arena in Porrentruy, Switzerland. 

Jeff Truitt's men started the match with a bang when Colby Barlow threaded the needle after 50 seconds of action.

The Canadiens flashed the red light on two other occasions in the middle frame. These achievements were made by Calum Ritchie and Porter Martone.

Slovakia opened the floodgates by beating Canadian keeper Carson Bjarnason on two occasions through nets from Dalibor Dvorsky and Peter Cisar .

When Canada had a one-goal lead, Slovakian striker Juraj Pekarcik helped his team close the gap to just one goal with 50 seconds remaining to do in the duel, but it was however too late.

Slovakia goalkeeper Lukas Fursten was bombarded with 42 shots during the duel. His Canadian counterpart Carson Bjarnason received 25 shots.

Canada will play its last game of the preliminary phase on Tuesday against the Czech Republic.