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2021 IIHF World Junior Championships: Day 5 Recap

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 7, Czech Republic 0

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 10, Switzerland 0

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 7, Austria 1

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)

Wednesday’s games:

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.