Each day throughout the World Junior Championship tournament, Second City Hockey will provide updates on how the Blackhawks’ prospects are performing. For more coverage on the tournament, visit the World Juniors 2019 section on the main page or secondcityhockey.com/world-juniors-2019.
Sweden 5, Slovakia 2
Swedish defenseman Adam Boqvist (2018 first-rounder) had a secondary assist and three shots on goal in 19:33 of ice time. He now has three secondary assists in two tournament games.
This is one hell of a pass from Adam Boqvist. pic.twitter.com/JgnUB86KtM— pelletier, jakob (@DraftLook) December 28, 2018
Up next: Sweden vs. United States (9:30 p.m. Saturday)
Canada 3, Switzerland 2
Swiss center Philipp Kurashev (2018 fourth-round pick) scored two power-play goals and had a team-high four shots on goal in 18:02. For his efforts, he was named the team’s player of the game. He now two goals and an assist in two tournament games.
With the PP late in the game, Philipp Kurashev gets his second of the night. He scored against Canada in the pre-tournament game, too. 3-2 Canada with 1:49 left in the game. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/mHvn3dHc8o— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 28, 2018
Canadian winger MacKenzie Entwistle (2017 third-rounder via Arizona trade) scored a goal on one of his two shots in 7:33. He now has scored a goal in both tournament games. Canadian defenseman Ian Mitchell (2017 second-rounder) did not score in 15:43.
Up next: Switzerland vs. Denmark (3 p.m. Saturday), Canada vs. Czech Republic (7 p.m. Saturday)
Finland 5, Kazakhstan 0
Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju had a secondary assist on Finland’s final goal. He also had four shots on goal.
Up next: Finland vs. Slovakia (5:30 p.m. Saturday)