Yesterday was a big day at the 2020 World Juniors for Team Canada and Arizona Coyotes prospect Barrett Hayton. Team Canada lost their match against Team Russia 6-0 and during the Russian anthem Hayton left his helmet on.
Barrett Hayton didn't remove his helmet for the Russian anthem and Russia's players were not pleased about it pic.twitter.com/thv5tCj82F— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 28, 2019
Both Barrett Hayton and Hockey Canada have since issued statements apologizing for the incident.
Statement from Barrett Hayton and Hockey Canada. pic.twitter.com/ikgoAGbalW— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) December 29, 2019
After a win in their first match, Team Czech Republic fell 4-3 to Team Germany. Forward Jan Jenik played 22:38 during that match and scored his second goal of the tournament.
Playing with Team Sweden, first-round pick Victor Soderstrom had another good game. He led his team in time on ice playing 21:28 and had his third assist of the tournament.
Finally, Team Finland had the biggest margin of victory of the tournament so far with an 8-1 win against Team Slovakia. Team Finland has two Coyotes prospects, Matias Maccelli and Aku Räty. Matias had two assists and lead his team in time on ice playing 20:32. Räty scored his first two goals of the tournament and was a +4 for the game.