TORONTO -- Canada coach Benoit Groulx confirmed that goaltender Zachary Fucale will make his second straight start in goal when his team plays against Slovakia in the semifinal round of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship at Air Canada Centre on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).
Fucale (Montreal Canadiens) earned his second shutout of the tournament on Friday when he made 14 saves in Canada's 8-0 victory against Denmark in the quarterfinal round. He has three wins, a 0.33 goals-against average and .981 save percentage for Canada and has allowed just one goal on 54 shots.
Fucale will be making consecutive starts for the first time in the tournament. He and Eric Comrie (Winnipeg Jets), who has two wins, a 1.50 GAA, and .933 save percentage, have rotated every other game until now.