2020 IIHF World Juniors: Quarterfinals Recap

United States’ tournament ends with loss

After quarterfinal play, Buffalo Sabres prospect Mattias Samuelsson’s time at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships is done. The United States fell to Finland 1-0 in Thursday’s semifinal. Matej Pekar and the Czech Republic are also done for the tournament after dropping a 5-0 decision to Sweden.

Germany 4, Kazakhstan 0

Germany goals: Lukas Reichel, Louis Brune, John Peterka, Dominik Bokk

Hendrik Hane: 23-save shutout

Vladislav Nurek: 31 saves on 35 shots faced

Russia 3, Switzerland 1

Russia goals: Dmitri Voronkov, Alexander Khovanov, Dmitri Voronkov

Switzerland goal: Gaetan Jobin

Yaroslav Askarov: 14 saves on 15 shots faced

Luca Hollenstein: 33 saves on 36 shots faced (58:35)

Canada 6, Slovakia 1

Canada goals: Barrett Hayton (2), Connor McMichael, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Liam Foudy, Alexis Lafreniere

Slovakia goal: Oliver Okuliar

Joel Hofer: 17 saves on 18 shots faced

Samuel Hlavaj: 24 saves on 30 shots faced (41:00)

Samuel Vyletelka: 14 saves on 14 shots faced (19:00)

Dylan Cozens: 2 assists, 4 penalty minutes, 40% on face-offs, 7 shots, plus-2, 16:26 ice time

Finland 1, United States 0

Finland goal: Joonas Oden

Justus Annunen: 30-ssave shutout

Spencer Wolf: 28 saves on 29 shots faced (58:48)

Mattias Samuelsson: 0 points, 1 shot, 19:47 ice time

Sweden 5, Czech Republic

Sweden goals: Nils Hoglander (2), Hugo Gustafsson, Victor Sooderstrom, David Gustafsson

Hugo Alnefelt: 23-save shutout

Lukas Dostal: 32 saves on 37 shots faced

Matej Pekar: 0 points, 1 shot, 8:38 ice time

Upcoming Semifinal Action on Saturday, January 4:

Sweden (Erik Portillo) vs. Russia

Canada (Dylan Cozens) vs. Finland