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Tomasino Scores Game-Winner in Team Canada's Second Game

December 28, 2020 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Oshawa Generals News Release

A goal and an assist from Philip Tomasino (Oshawa Generals) and an empty netter from Jack Quinn (Ottawa 67's) helped Canada hang on for a 3-1 win over Slovakia to improve to 2-0 in back-to-back World Junior matchups.

In his tournament debut, Jordan Spence (Moncton Wildcats) put Canada up 1-0 with an early first period goal. Fresh off a three-point night against Germany on Saturday, Tomasino widened the lead to 2-0 in the game's final minutes before Martin Chromiak (Kingston Frontenacs) put Slovakia on the scoresheet with less than a minute and a half to go. Quinn found the empty net to regain the two-goal lead.

Devon Levi turned aside 17 of 18 shots while Slovakian netminder Samuel Hlavaj (Sherbrooke Phoenix) made 20 saves on 22 shots. Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters) was recognized as Canada's Player of the Game.

Canada (2-0) will have a day off before meeting Switzerland (0-2) on Dec. 29 at 6pm ET while Slovakia will hit the ice Dec. 28 against Germany at 9:30pm ET.

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