Medicine Hat, AB — With majority of the Tigers off the ice prepping for next season, two Tigers in Mason Shaw and David Quenneville were busy leading their U18 World Championship team to back to back victories. Tigers Head Coach and General Manager Shaun Clouston and Team Canada Head Coach had his boys flying against the Danes in their first contest of the tournament on Friday night.
Shaw picked up his first goal of the tournament redirecting a point shot from potential Top 5 NHL pick Jakob Chychrun which continued the dominance of Team Canada throughout the entire game.
Quenneville would add two assists in the tournament opener, picking up helpers on goals from Tyson Jost and Jordan Kryou, who made history by tying the tournament record for goals in a game with 4.
Team Canada would beat Denmark handily 10-2 and out shooting their opponent 52-9, despite a 70 minute power outage early in the first period.
In the team’s second game of the tournament Saturday night against the Czech Republic, Quenneville made an impact after blasting home his first goal of the tournament late in the first period. Quenneville faked out his defender at the blueline, a move Tiger fans have seen many times throughout the 2015-16 campaign.
Shaw would have his name on the scoresheet with the opening goal from linemate Brett Howden, nabbing the second assist. Shaw would also setup Howden again for the insurance marker in the second period, which gave Canada a 3-0 lead. Mason also showed the world his feistiness, picking up 4 penalty minutes on the night as well.
Canada would move to 2-0 in the tournament with a 3-1 victory, despite being outshot 39-28 by the Czechs.
Canada is back in action Monday night against Slovakia, with puck drop at 6:30pm MT on TSN.