Calgary Flames prospects at World Juniors 2018: Day two update

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 27: Dillon Dubé
BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 27: Dillon Dubé /

Only two Calgary Flames prospects played in the second day of the World Juniors. We’ve got the update on what happened here.

Dillon Dube, the captain for Team Canada, played in his second game tonight at the WJC vs. Team Slovakia. Who features another fellow Calgary Flames prospect, Adam Ruzicka. Ruzicka played in his first game at the tournament tonight.

Dube and Ruzicka both participated in the WJC last year as well. Ruzicka had one goal in five games at 17 years old and Dube had three assists in seven games.

In last night’s game for Dube, Canada beat Team Finland 4-2. Dube, while was left off the scoresheet, he led all Canadian forwards for ice-time with 17:46 and had three shots.

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Tonight, Canada beat the Slovaks by a dominating score of 6-0. Dillon Dube had one assist on Canada’s second goal of the night, five shots, was on the ice for four of Canada’s six goals and led all forwards with 17:04 of ice-time. Adam Ruzicka was left off the scoresheet, on the ice for just one goal against, and didn’t have any shots. The centerman had 17:05 ice-time tonight.

Dube so far has two assists and two points through two games. Only one less assist/point than he had at last year’s WJC, but that was through seven games. In one game, Ruzicka has no points so far.

Like I mentioned, Canada had a dominating win vs. the Slovaks, outshooting them 52-20. Canada will get the night off tomorrow night after playing back to back games with back to back wins. Team Slovakia will play tomorrow night as they face Team USA and Ruzicka will face another Calgary Flames prospect, Adam Fox, who wears an A for Team USA this year. In one game so far, Fox has two shots, one assist, and 17:33 minutes of ice-time. USA had a dominating win vs. Denmark on Dec. 26, where they won 9-0.

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Juuso Valimaki for Team Finland will also play tomorrow night vs. Team Denmark and Linus Lindstrom, who won player of the game in the win vs. Belarus will play for Team Sweden tomorrow night as they face Team Czech Republic.