Yesterday was another big day for the Arizona Coyotes prospects.
First, it should be noted that Jan Jenik did not play yesterday and will not play for the rest of the tournament. Jenik had been having a great tournament and a great season with the Hamilton Bulldogs and he will hopefully a speedy recovery.
Czech asst coach Patrik Elias says forward Jan Jenik’s #WorldJuniors is over. He did not get good news from MRI, according to Elias.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) December 31, 2019
Jenik had 3 pts in 3 GP in the tournament and has been outstanding for @BulldogsOHL.
Victor Soderstrom had another big game in Sweden’s 6-2 win over Slovakia. He had two assists and finished with a team-high 19:19.
Three Coyotes prospects met in the matchup between Switzerland and Finland. Valentin Nussbaumer scored his second goal of the tournament in Switzerland’s 5-2 win over Finland.
Playing for team Finland Coyotes prospects Aku Raty and Matias Maccelli were both held pointless. Maccelli was third among forwards in time on ice playing 19:19, while Raty played a respectable 15:48.
Finally, in a matchup where the Czech Republic could have really used Jenik, Canada beat the Czech Republic 7-2. Barrett Hayton had a big game, scoring the game-winning goal and registering three assists. Hayton was one of two Canadian players to finish with four points, the other being the Buffalo Sabres’ Dylan Cozens.
No games today. Happy New Year!