In International competition the IIHF World Junior Championships are underway in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic for the Quarter Finals of the tournament.
- Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Switzerland v. Russia
In the first quarter final matchup of the day we would see Switzerland take on Russia. After a scoreless first period all of the goals would take place in the second period as Dmitri Voronkov would score as pair of goals, and Alexander Khovanov would score for Russia to take the 3-1 victory. Gaetan Jobin would score the lone goal for the Swiss.
Canada v. Slovakia
In the next quarter final matchup we would see Canada take on Slovakia, and in the first period Barrett Hayton would kick things off with a goal less than seven minutes into the game. Then in the second period Washington Capitals prospect Connor McMichael would score along with Jacob Bernard-Docker, Liam Foudy, and Alexis Lafreniere to take a commanding 5-0 lead. Then in the third period Hayton would score his second of the game, and while Oliver Okuliar would score for the Slovaks, it would be too little too late as the Canadians would win 6-1.
United States v. Finland
In the United States quarter final matchup they would face Finland in a very tightly contested matchup. After a scoreless forty minutes to start the game, the third period would produce our one and only goal as Joonas Oden would score for Finalnd to give the Fins the 1-0 victory over the Americans.
Sweden v. Czech Republic
In the final quarter final game of the day we would see Sweden face host Czech Republic. In the first period Sweden would get on the board first with goals from Nils Hoglander and Hugo Gustafsson. Then in the second period Hoglander would net his second of the game, and in the third period Victor Soderstrom and David Gustafsson would both score to give Sweden the commanding 5-0 victory.
- Relegation Game
Germany v. Kazakhstan
In the lone relegation game of the day, Germany would face off with Kazakhstan in their first of three relegation games against each other. After a scoreless first period the Germans would strike with goals from Lukas Reichel and Louis Brune to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period John Peterka and Dominik Bokk would strike to give the Germans the 4-0 victory.