Calgary Flames prospects at World Juniors 2018: Day four

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Dillon Dub #9 of Canada celebrates his goal against the United States in the first period during the IIHF World Junior Championship at New Era Field on December 29, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Dillon Dub #9 of Canada celebrates his goal against the United States in the first period during the IIHF World Junior Championship at New Era Field on December 29, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) /
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The Calgary Flames had just two prospects play on Friday Dec. 29 at the World Juniors. We have the update on that here.

Just two Calgary Flames prospects played on Friday for the 2018 World Juniors and both went head-to-head. Team Canada captain Dillon Dube went against Team USA alternate captain Adam Fox for a Gold medal rematch. Canada heads into this game with two regulation wins and six points and USA heads into it with one regulation win and one loss for three points. It was an exciting outdoor game in Buffalo and let’s just say the weather wasn’t exactly ideal…

But at the same time, both teams had the exact same disadvantages. Let’s get into the game.

Canada made the score 2-0 after the first period with a goal from Cale Makar and the second from Dillon Dube (yay!). That was Dube’s first goal of the tournament and both of those goals came on the powerplay.

BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 29 2017: (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 29 2017: (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) /

By the end of the second period, it was 3-1 for Canada. USA came back in the third period with a game-tying goal by Brady Tkachuk, younger brother of Flame Matthew Tkachuk. 60 minutes wasn’t enough and then 65 minutes wasn’t enough. This one went to a shootout. I feel like I’m having deja vu.

Brady Tkachuk had a goal in shootout which looked very similar to Matthew’s shootout move that was successful three times in a row.

Like I said, Dillon Dube had one goal and now has two points in three games. He also had 22:12 minutes of ice-time, which was the most out of all Canadian forwards and the third highest on the team.

Adam Fox remained off the scoresheet and has one point through three games. But he had three shots on goal and was on the ice for two of USA’s goals. He had 26 minutes of ice-time which was the highest on Team USA and second highest among all skaters on the ice between the two teams. Fox also had two minutes in OT which was the highest among defencemen on the team and the third highest on the team.

Canada and USA still lead Group A, with seven points for Canada and five points for USA. Dillon Dube and Team Canada play again Saturday evening for the last time in 2017 where they’ll face Team Denmark.

Adam Fox and Team USA gets the day off on Saturday and will go back in action on New Years Eve vs. Juuso Valimaki and Team Finland where they’ll be looking for any amount of regulation wins to secure their spot in the quarter-finals.

Next: Flames prospects at World Juniors 2018 - Day three

There’s your day four update of Calgary Flames prospects at the World Juniors!