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2021 IIHF World Junior Championships: Day 3 Recap

Cozens, Quinn both tally in close Canadian victory

Slovakia v Canada: Preliminary Round Group A - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Buffalo Sabres prospects Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn were afforded the opportunity to play on a line together in Team Canada’s 3-1 win over Slovakia on Sunday evening in day three of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championships. Quinn notched an empty-net goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game, while Cozens made a nice pass for an assist on Canada’s second goal.

Quinn was the 13th forward in Saturday’s win over Germany, but an injury to Dylan Holloway, combined with Braden Schneider’s suspension, bumped Quinn up in the lineup. He joined Cozens and Alex Newhook, a Colorado Avalanche prospect, on the second line.

Cozens leads all skaters with seven points (3-4) in the tournament so far, including this assist:

Sunday’s game was a much quieter one for Canada, after their 16-2 rout of the depleted German team on Saturday. Germany will return to action on Monday, and the good news is that several of their players have now been released from quarantine.

Elsewhere, the IIHF will almost certainly announce a suspension on Austrian forward Philipp Wimmer, who delivered a reckless check to the head late in Saturday’s game against the United States. He was served a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct, but he’s likely to miss more of the tournament as a result of supplemental discipline.

Finland 4, Switzerland 1

Finland goals: Anton Lundell, Juuso Parssinen, Aku Raty, Kasper Simontaival

Switzerland goal: Attilio Biasca

Roope Taponen (W): 13 saves on 14 shots

Thibault Fatton: 39 saves on 43 shots

Canada 3, Slovakia 1

Canada goals: Jordan Spence, Philip Tomasino, Jack Quinn (EN)

Slovakia goal: Martin Chromiak

Devon Levi (W): 17 saves on 18 shots

Samuel Hlavaj: 20 saves on 22 shots

Czech Republic 2, Russia 0

Czech Republic goals: Filip Koffer, Martin Lang

Lukas Parik (W): 30-save shutout

Yaroslav Askarov: 27 saves on 29 shots

Group A Standings:

1. Canada (2-0)

2. Finland (2-0)

3. Slovakia (1-1)

4. Switzerland (0-2)

5. Germany (0-2)

Group B Standings:

1. Sweden (1-0)

2. United States (1-1)

3. Russia (1-1)

4. Czech Republic (1-1)

5. Austria (0-1)

Monday’s games:

Austria vs. Sweden, 6 p.m. ET

Slovakia vs. Germany, 9:30 p.m. ET (Peterka)

All televised on NHL Network in U.S. and TSN in Canada.