Arizona Coyotes’ prospects played in three of yesterday’s four games, with players playing on both sides of the Team USA versus Team Czech Republic.
Ty Emberson played for the winning Team USA, who won their game 4-3 in overtime. Emberson again was held pointless, although he finished with a tournament-high three shots on goal. He finished fourth among USA defenseman in time on ice.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good match for Coyotes’ prospect Jan Jenik. Jenik has been one of the Coyotes’ best prospects this season and he has been having a great tournament. During the match-up he sustained an apparent knee injury and will reportedly be getting an MRI.
Jenik will not return to tonight's game. He will get an MRI tomorrow. https://t.co/Hsh20ZwHCK— Czech Prospects (@CZprospects) December 30, 2019
After a disappointing loss to Russia, Team Canada rebounded with a 4-1 win against Germany. Barrett Hayton was held pointless in that game, although he finished with three shots on goal and led the team in time on ice playing 21:48.
Victor Soderstrom is another Coyotes’ defenseman who had a solid game despite being held pointless. He had a tournament-high six shots on goal and lead his team in time on ice playing 20:13. Team Sweden has yet to lose in the tournament, and the Coyotes’ first-round pick has been a big part of their success.
Sweden vs Slovakia
Russia vs Germany
Finland vs Switzerland
Canada vs Czech Republic