Like father like son. On Thursday, David Bondra, son of Washington Capitals legend Peter Bondra, scored his first World Championship goal for Team Slovakia in a game versus France.
The goal gave Slovakia a 1-0 lead early in the first period. Slovakia would win 3-1.
David Bondra wears his Dad’s number 12.
From Peter Bondra's early 1st period goal to Cajkovski's empty-netter, Team Slovakia picked up a massive win over Team France (@hockey_FRA) today in #Copenhagen. #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/np5fA8LzpH
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 10, 2018
Bondra’s goal begins around the 12-second mark.
The 25-year-old scored on an odd-man rush with teammate David Buc. After receiving the puck on a cross-ice pass, Bondra fired a wrist shot past the goaltender.
Here’s another look.
Papa Peter had this to say.
— Peter Bondra (@PeterBondra12) May 10, 2018
This is David’s 13th appearance for his country and his second career international goal.
The Annapolis, MD native started out his career in USA where he played for Michigan State University, scoring 1 goal in 68 games.
During his father’s illustrious career, Peter Bondra played 29 games for Slovakia and scored 20 times. Peter remains second on the Caps all-time scoring list with 472 goals, trailing only Alex Ovechkin’s 607 career tallies.
With the win against France, Team Slovakia holds the fourth and final playoff spot in group A. Their long-time rival, the Czech Republic, will reclaim the spot with a win over Russia tonight.
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