Junior Team Canada gets its ticket to the semi-finals

Junior Team Canada gets its ticket to the semi-finals

Dylan Cozens scored two points, including the game-winning goal, in Canada’s 3-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Saturday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton in the quarterfinal of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

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For his part, Montreal goalkeeper Devon Levi turned aside 29 shots to sign his second shutout of the tournament.

Cozens set the tone midway through the first period, scoring his seventh goal of the tournament.

The 19-year-old forward, first-round pick (7e overall) of the Buffalo Sabers in 2019, gave his team a lead following a turnaround at the Canadian blue line. Cozens took the opportunity to recover the disc, go alone in the opposing zone and outsmart goalkeeper Nick Malik.

Cozens then contributed to the second goal for Junior Team Canada (CJS), scored three minutes later by defenseman Bowen Byram.

Connor McMichael finished the job by scoring in an empty net.

For his part, Malik faced 24 shots in the Czech defeat.

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