Team Canada earned the first shut out of the championship with an outstanding 8-0 win over Slovakia. The Canadians most certainly hit the ice running, but the Slovakians put out many strong cards.
The first period of this match up saw three Canadian goals, the first coming from Robby Fabbri 452 into the game. Fabbri was set up by assistant captain Sam Reinhart and Anthony Duclair. Team Canada saw their second goal at 8:17 when Duclair was able to score a goal of his own against Slovakia's goaltender Denis Godla
Fabbri put the Canadians up by 3 when he lit the lamp at 9:09 with help from Nic Petan and Madison Bowley.
Nick Paul, Moose Jaw Warrior Brayden Point and Max Domi scored second period goals with Jake Virtanen ending the scoring in the 3rd on a nifty play in the 3rd showing great hand-eye co-ordination to bank it home after the puck hit the end-boards.
Zach Fucale had the shutout making only a couple of difficult saves on what was a slow night for him.
The Canadians skate with Germany in Montreal on Saturday night.