Canada Dominates Germany in World Juniors

Updated: December 27, 2020
Dawson Mercer | Team Canada

Canada dominated Germany in the 2021 World Juniors, outscoring the German squad by a score of 16-2. Canada hit the ice with 19 first-round draft picks in its lineup. Germany had 14 skaters in total. The talented Canadian team showed why it was the favourite in the tournament.

The German coach indicated that his squad “gave up” but it was more than that.
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Canada opened the scoring 1:54 into the game and never looked back, notching 14 consecutive goals between the German goals.

Germany was suffering with just 14 skaters dressed after its team was hit with a COVID-19 quarantines.

In the win, Dylan Cozens scored a hat trick and had three assists.
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Newfoundland’s Dawson Mercer chipped in 2 goals and 2 assists. Fellow Newfoundlander Alex Newhook also added 2 goals.

Mercer was a 1st-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Devils have 6 prospects skating at the World Juniors but it was Mercer who showed why he went in the first round. Mercer’s first goal came when he stole the puck behind the German net and then wrapped it around for an easy marker. The second goal was on a great shot that game from between the circles.

There is no denying that the German team was not very good in their opener against Team Canada. Many had questioned whether the Canadians would be able to live up to being the anticipated favourite to win the tournament given their lack of play in the run-up to the start of the tournament. It was anticipated that Canada might show rust under the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances.
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The Canadians quickly came together, shook off the rust and showed how they can elevate their game.

Canada’s next opponent is Slovakia.

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