Hockey Canada and Montreal Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy are off to a roaring start at the 2022 World Junior Championships with Canada going 2-0 and out-scoring their opponents 16-2 through six periods.
Roy, who was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round (150th overall), at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft has a goal and four assists in two games after a four-point showing with a goal and three assists in a 11-1 rout of Slovakia on Thursday night. His other helper came in the first game for Hockey Canada and a 5-2 win over Latvia on Wednesday.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) August 12, 2022
One could argue that Roy’s best moment of the 2022 World Junior’s came on Thursday when Roy grabbed the primary assist on Hockey Canada captain Mason McTavish’s hat-trick goal with 35 ticks left the second period. In on a 2-on-0 with the 2021 first round pick of the Anaheim Ducks, Roy passed on the scoring chance and fed it to McTavish that made it 8-1 Canada.
#GoHabsGo Joshua Roy is an exemplary teammate.
Foregoes a breakaway and dishes to Mason McTavish, and points to the net, letting him know he doesn't want it back and wants his linemate to go for the hatty.
He gets the hatty. pic.twitter.com/Sv1nPXHVm9
— Matt Drake (@DrakeMT) August 11, 2022
Fellow Montreal Canadiens prospect Riley Kidney was held off the scoresheet in the win over Latvia and was a healthy scratch against Slovakia.
Hockey Canada had the day off Friday at the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and right now that’s a good thing for the rest of the teams there. However, here’s hoping that doesn’t give Joshua Roy and Hockey Canada time to cool off before they play Czechia at 6 PM ET on Saturday night.
Speaking of Czechia, when Hockey Canada plays them on Saturday, Roy will be squaring off against a fellow Montreal Canadiens prospect, Jan Myšák, who is having a solid showing so far too. The 2020 second round pick, that the Montreal Canadiens took 48th overall, had a goal and an assist in a thrilling 4-3 loss to Finland on Thursday and now has three goals and an assist in two games.
CanadiensMTL: But égalisateur, gracieuseté de Jan Mysak! 🚨The equalizer, courtesy of Jan Mysak! https://t.co/tEYjqA2YMK
— J'adore Montréal (@JadoreMontreal) August 12, 2022
On Saturday, Myšák and Roy will get the chance to strut their stuff against each other.