Unlike in thier first game of the tournament, Canada actually dominated their World Juniors match on Wednesday. After being stunned by the Czech the day after Christmas, they came out strong in this game against Germany. All of the Chicago Blackhawks prospects on this team are happy.
Canada defeated the Germans by a final score of 11-2. It was one of the most dominating performances by any team so far in this tournament.
Nolan Allan and Ethan Del Mastro each played well but didn’t collect a point. That is okay as they are defensemen just trying to keep the opposition from scoring. The other two Blackhawks prospects there got a point though.
Colton Dach had an assist on Canada’s seventh goal of the night which was one of the three goals scored by Brandt Clarke.
Defenseman Kevin Korchinski had two assists on the night as he had one on Canada’s 11th goal which was scored by Joshua Roy and one on their 10th goal which was scored by Zack Ostapchuk. Clearly, Korchinski wanted to get on the score sheet as the game was winding down.
There are more than just current Chicago Blackhawks prospects to watch here.
In addition to the Blackhawks prospects playing in this game, there are a few draft-eligible ones that Blackhawks fans have their eyes on.
Adam Fantilli had a rough go of it in their game against the Czech team in the first game. Some adjustments were made and he was solid in this big win over the Germans. Obviously, he is one of the younger players on the team but he is still very important. He collected one assist on the night.
Fantilli is going to be the second overall pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. Whoever ends up with that pick is going to be very happy with it but getting that top pick could change a franchise for decades. That was clear watching Connor Bedard in this one.
Bedard is going to be the number one pick made by whichever team wins the draft lottery. He is a generational talent that is going to make one team very happy. The Chicago Blackhawks would love to be that team.
In this game, Bedard had a hat trick and four assists to give himself seven points. That ties the record for the most points in a single game by a Canadian in the World Juniors. He is absolutely unbelievable.
This tournament has been amazing so far but Blackhawks fans are going to have an extra close eye on Team Canada because of the fact that they have four prospects playing there along with the draft-eligible players that they have playing for them right now. One can only hope.