2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships: Canada Loses, Again

Canada’s “weak” roster isn’t stepping up

Slovakia won yet again on Monday in 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships action, while Canada is still searching for their first win after falling to Germany, dropping them to 0-3 in the tournament thus far. Meanwhile, the United States is off until Tuesday - but they’ve added a new goaltender. Drew Commesso, who spent this past season with Boston University and who has previously played with USA Hockey at various levels, will join the team. Commesso, a 2020 draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks replaces Anthony Stolarz, who will miss the remainder of the tournament due to an injury sustained in Sunday’s win.

Overall, it’s been a quiet tournament so far for the Sabres players involved. Peter Cehlarik (SVK) leads the tournament with six points, while Marcel Noebels and Lukas Reichel (both GER) have five points each.

Here are your Sabres-relevant stats after another day of tournament action:

Colin Miller (CAN): 3 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Victor Olofsson (SWE): 2 GP - 0 G - 0 A

JJ Peterka (GER): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Lawrence Pilut (SWE): 2 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Tobias Rieder (GER): 3 GP - 1 G - 0 A

Arttu Ruotsalainen (FIN): 2 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Tage Thompson (USA): 2 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Slovakia 3, Russia 1

Slovakia goals: Milos Kelemen, Martin Gernat, Marek Daloga

Russia goals: Alexander Barabanov

Latvia 3, Italy 0

Latvia goals: Martins Karsums (2), Lauris Darzins

Italy goals: None

Czech Republic 3, Belarus 2 (OT)

Czech Republic goals: Jan Kovar, Filip Zadina, Dominik Kubalik

Belarus goals: Yegor Sharangovich, Vladislav Yeryomenko

Germany 3, Canada 1

Germany goals: Stefan Loibl, Matthias Plachta, Korbinian Holzer

Canada goal: Nick Paul

Tuesday’s Games

9:00 a.m., Germany vs. Denmark (Tobias Rieder, possibly JJ Peterka)

9:00 a.m., United States vs. Kazakhstan (Live on NHLN) (Tage Thompson)

1:00 p.m., Sweden vs. Switzerland (Live on NHLN) (Lawrence Pilut, Victor Olofsson)

1:00 p.m., Finland vs. Norway (Arttu Ruotsalainen)