Although the Czech junior squad opened the scoring, it was only after Canada’s Zack Kassian sent Czech Petr Senkerik off on a stretcher with a clean hit that the floodgates opened, and opened wide. Montreal blue chip prospect Louis Leblanc scored a shorthanded goal to make the score 3-1 Canada, and that’s all she wrote for the Czechs.
Final score – Canada 7, Czech Republic 2.
The crowds for the two Canadian games so far in Buffalo have been large and full of Canadian fans, and it’s a no-brainer to suggest that this diamond-studded tournament should always be held in either a Canadian city or an American border town like Buffalo, one of the great hockey cities in the US. Forget about holding it anywhere else. This is a major success story when it’s in hockey country, as we all know.
Next for Canada – Norway Wednesday night.