Hockey Canada won gold and Montreal Canadiens prospects Joshua Roy and Jan Mysak strutted their stuff at the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.
Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish had the ‘Stick of God’ to prevent Finland from pulling off a dramatic comeback.
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Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Kent Johnson then scored the game-winner 3:20 into overtime to give Canada it’s third Gold Medal in the last five years.
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Joshua Roy actually got the scoring going for Hockey Canada in the Gold Medal game. The 2021 fifth round (150th overall), pick for the Montreal Canadiens put Hockey Canada up 11:18 into the first period of the Gold medal game.
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The 19-year-old, 6-foot, 186-pound forward finished the World Juniors with three goals and five assists in seven games.
When the unfortunate injury to Ridly Grieg forced Canada to juggle up the lines again, Roy was once again vaulted up to the top line with McTavish against Czechia in the semi-final game. With Islanders prospect and fellow QMJHLer William Dufour on the opposite wing, three of the top CHLers in 2021-2022 went to work on dominating the possession of the puck and constantly forcing the puck up ice. Roy continued to make smart plays and cover for his teammates defensively, as he was tasked with shutting down fellow Montreal Canadiens prospect, Jan Mysak.
Prior to that, Montreal Canadiens prospect Jan Mysak and Czechia played on the Bronze medal game. The Czechs fell 3-1 to Sweden and wound up without a medal, but Mysak, the captain of Czechia, finished off a very strong tournament with an assist on Czechia forward Michal Gut’s power-play goal 13:30 into the second period.
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The 2020 second round pick (48th overall), of the Montreal Canadiens finished the 2022 World Junior Championships with a team-leading five goals and eight points in seven games. He was also named one of Czechia’s top-3 players of the tournament on Friday. After the tournament concluded, the Czechia captain Jan Mysak was named to the the Media All-Star Team for the 2022 World U20 Junior Championships.