Monday, 28 December 2015

Quenneville Nets Winner in Canadian Victory

John Quenneville (#22) had the winning goal for Canada
Monday at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship
(Photo by Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
  Wheat Kings’ forward John Quenneville netted the game-winning goal in Canada’s 6-1 victory over Denmark Monday at the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship.

  Quenneville’s goal snapped a 1-1 tie 1:14 into the second period, and came after Mitch Marner took a shot from the slot which hit a Danish defenceman’s stick and then went right off Quenneville and into Denmark’s net.

  New Jersey’s 2014 first round pick played with Marner, Toronto’s 2015 first round pick, and Moose Jaw Warriors’ centre Brayden Point in Monday’s contest.

  “I thought we played with a lot of speed in the neutral zone tonight and managed to keep the puck well on the cycle,” said Quenneville afterward, “I think for us to take the next step, we need to start getting more traffic and more pucks to the net but, for the most part, we were good tonight.”

  Elkhorn product Travis Sanheim of the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen was pointless in Monday’s contest.

  The 1-and-1 Canadian squad will face Switzerland on Tuesday (12:00 p.m. CST).

  Meanwhile, Wheat Kings’ defenceman Ivan Provorov had two assists in Russia’s 6-4 win over Finland Monday, improving their record to 2-and-0.

  Russia will play Belarus on Tuesday.

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