IIHF - 2024 - Slaf

MONTREAL — Three members of the Canadiens organization were in action on Day 9 at the 2024 IIHF World Championship. Kaiden Guhle and Canada topped Oliver Kapanen and Finland, and Juraj Slafkovsky and Slovakia scored a win over France.

Here’s a recap of today’s games:


Canada continues to lead Group A.

Dylan Cozens, Brandon Tanev, Owen Power, Brandon Hagel and Dawson Mercer lit the lamp for the Canucks.

Jesse Puljujarvi (2) and Valtteri Puustinen were the Finnish goalscorers.

Guhle and Kapanen were held pointless on Saturday. The former saw 18:51 of ice time and registered one shot on goal. The latter, for his part, had two shots on goal in 13:16 of action.


Pavol Regenda, Libor Hudacek (2) and Mario Grman found the back of the net for the Slovaks.

Slafkovsky earned a secondary assist, recorded two shots on goal and skated 18:03 in his country's win.

P2 02:35 Libor (Nemec, Slafkovsky)

What’s next?

Four games regarding Habs players and prospects are on the docket for Sunday at the World Championship. Cole Caufield and Team USA take on Kazakhstan at Ostrava Arena at 10:20 a.m ET (TSN3) and Vinzenz Rohrer and Team Austria face Czechia at the same time in Prague (TSN3). Following that, Guhle and Team Canada square off with Switzerland at Prague Arena at 2:20 p.m. (TSN3 and RDS) Meanwhile, Slafkovsky and Team Slovakia go head-to-head with Latvia.

Cover photo: Matt Zambonin/IIHF