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.
Switzerland 4, Denmark 0
Swiss center Philipp Kurashev (2018 fourth-rounder) scored a hat trick on a game-high seven shots in 16:43 of ice time.
Phillipp Kurashev gives Switzerland a 1-0 lead after a big stop by Luca Hollenstein at the other end. Tough for the Danes, who had multiple good scoring chances. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/QyCJ4T0x6j— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 29, 2018
Philipp Kurashev scores his third goal of the game and tournament leading fifth after holding on until he could put it past Mads Sogaard. 4-0. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/SduDXEytiS— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 29, 2018
Up next: Switzerland vs. Russia (7 p.m. Monday)
Finland 5, Slovakia 1
Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju (2017 first-rounder) scored a power play goal and had a secondary assist in 20:31 of ice time.
On the two-man advantage, Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Henri Jokiharju scores his first goal of the tournament and the season. 1-0 Finland. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/GrPgmnaAex— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 29, 2018
Kappo Kakko to Ville Heinola and a pair of #NHLDraft prospects make it 3-0. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/bJ0LG2poP2— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 30, 2018
Up next: Finland vs. United States (9:30 p.m. Monday)
Canada 5, Czech Republic 1
Canadian forward MacKenzie Entwistle (2017 third-rounder via Arizona trade) scored his third goal of the tournament in 10:35 of ice time. Defenseman Ian Mitchell (2017 second-rounder) skated 13:45.
It's a good day to like watching #Blackhawks prospects. Mackenzie Entwhistle makes it 4-1, but look at the play by #Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/WJO0Y9ISo8— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 30, 2018
Czech defenseman Jakub Galvas (2017 fifth-rounder) recorded two shots on goal and logged a team-high 21:08 of ice time.
Up next: Czech Republic vs. Denmark (3 p.m. Monday), Canada vs. Russia (7:30 p.m. Monday)
Sweden 5, United States 4 (OT)
Swedish defenseman Adam Boqvist (2018 first-rounder) scored the game-winner in overtime and had three shots on net in 19:50.
Adam Boqvist keeps the streak alive for Sweden at 47 games. No victory for the Americans after an incredible third period. #WJC2019 pic.twitter.com/8TQpAhVufo— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) December 30, 2018
American center Evan Barratt (2017 third-rounder) had two shots on goal in 16:20.
Up next: Sweden vs. Kazakhstan (5:30 p.m. Monday), United States vs. Finland (9:30 p.m. Monday)