The World Juniors has been an awesome event so far. The competition has been fierce and the goal scoring has never stopped. Especially for Team Canada. The Canadian Team scored over 30 goals in their first three games. They’ve got 41 goals in just six games. The Canadian Team is a wagon and the clear favorites.
But even if Canada is the clear favorite it doesn’t mean the United States doesn’t have a chance. The US team has been a scoring wagon themselves this tournament. Although not quite to the degree Canada has been. The United States has only been able to score a measly 34 goals in 6 games, compared to the Canadians 41. Scoring 5.6 goals a game is nothing to scoff at for team USA, but Team Canada has been decimating their opponents.
In the semifinals the Canadians absolutely rolled over the Russians. It was never even a contest. From the first puck drop the Canadians had the advantage. The first goal happened so quick for the Canadians that no one even realized that it had happened. It was 59 seconds in to the game and Newhook shot the puck so hard that it bounced in and out of the net before anyone even realized it.
Newhook returns, NEWHOOK SNIPES! 1-0 for Canada #WorldJuniors pic.twitter.com/MXkyw8gGEh — TSN (@TSN_Sports) January 4, 2021
And the Canadians did not stop there. They would go on to win the game 5-0 over Mother Russia. Alex Newhook of the Avalanche scored the game winning goal, while one of the other Avalanche players, Bowen Byram, was named the second best player of the game for Team Canada.