1/3 Recap: Myers and Ennis ready to mine gold

On Saturday, Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers both earned a chance to skate for World Juniors gold as Canada defeated Russia in an exciting shootout, 6-5. Trailing 5-4 in the final seconds, Jordan Eberle (EDM) punched a goal home with just :05 left to advance the game into overtime. Myers (+1) was effective with his stick, making good decisions and asserting himself physically when needed. He made a nice break-up on a Nikita Filatov rush in the overtime period after returning from a blocked shot off the knee that sent him hobbling. Ennis (-2) contributed three shots on goal, but has seen his ice time decrease the past two games as the Tavares, Hodgson, and Cormier lines have seemingly steered the ship into the finals. Also from Saturday, Jacob Lagacé had an assist as Chicoutimi defeated Rimouski, 6-3. Paul Byron (-1) had an assist in Gatineau's 2-1 OT loss to Baie-Comeau. J.S. Allard (+2) posted an assist in Quebec's 4-2 win over Lewiston. Jordan Southorn was +1 in PEI's 5-4 loss to Acadie-Bathurst. He also added three shots on goal and two hits. In the OHL, Drew Schiestel had an assist for Niagara in their 6-5 shootout win over Sudbury. In NCAA play, Justin Jokinen posted an assist, his first point since opening night, as Minnesota State defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 4-3. Drew MacKenzie was even as Vermont took the Catamount Cup title with a 4-0 win over St. Lawrence. Matt Generous was -1 with three shots on goal for the Saints. Brad Eidsness made 17 saves in North Dakota's 4-3 overtime win over Bemidji State. Corey Fienhage sat again for the Sioux. Alex Biega was even with two minor penalties as Harvard lost to Princeton, 5-1. Corey Tropp was even as Michigan State lost to Alaska, 3-1. In the SEL, Dennis Persson was -1 in 19:10 of action as Timra lost to Rogle, 3-2.
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