Buffalo Sabres prospects Ryan Johnson, Dylan Cozens & Jack Quinn each recorded points in their respective teams’ victories in 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship action on Tuesday.
Johnson notched an assist on a goal by Philadelphia Flyers prospect Bobby Brink as the United States topped the Czech Republic by a score of 7-0. They now have one round-robin game remaining, a New Year’s Eve tilt against Sweden.
Cozens, meanwhile, scooped up two points in Tuesday’s 10-0 win over Switzerland. Cozens recorded Canada’s second goal of the evening before assisting on a tally by Connor McMichael (Washington Capitals) later in the period. He finished the game with a 62.50% in the face-off circle, five shots on goal and 16:51 as part of the top line.
Quinn notched a pair of assists in the win, on goals by Philip Tomasino and Quinton Byfield. He played 10:26, the second-lowest ice time of all forwards, and skated on a line with Pelletier and Byfield.
United States goals: Bobby Brink (2), Trevor Zegras (2), Arthur Kaliyev, Cole Caufield, Matthew Boldy
Spencer Knight (W): 22-save shutout
Lukas Parik: 23 saves on 30 shots / Nick Malik: 2 saves on 2 shots
Canada goals: Philip Tomasino, Dylan Cozens, Jakob Pelletier (2), Ryan Suzuki, Connor McMichael, Quinton Byfield (2), Cole Perfetti, Kaiden Guhle
Devon Levi (W): 15-save shutout
Noah Patenaude: 42 saves on 52 shots
Russia goals: Rodion Amirov, Vasili Podkolzin (2), Marat Khusnutdinov, Artemi Knyazev, Yegor Afanasiev, Arseni Gritsyuk
Austria goal: Senna Peeters
Artur Akhtyamov (W): 17 saves on 18 shots
Jakob Brandner: 43 saves on 50 shots
Group A Standings:
1. Canada (3-0-0-0)
2. Finland (2-0-0-0)
3. Slovakia (1-0-1-1)
4. Germany (0-1-0-2)
5. Switzerland (0-0-0-3)
Group B Standings:
1. Sweden (2-0-0-0)
2. Russia (2-0-0-1)
3. United States (2-0-0-1)
4. Czech Republic (1-0-0-2)
5. Austria (0-0-0-3)
Finland vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m. ET
Switzerland vs. Germany, 6 p.m. ET (J-J Peterka)
Russia vs. Sweden, 9:30 p.m. ET
All televised on NHL Network in U.S. and TSN in Canada.