Washington Capitals 2019 first-round pick Connor McMichael has scored Canada’s first goal of the World Junior Championship tournament. Down 2-0 to Team USA entering the second period, Canada finally hit the back of the net as Kings prospect Akil Thomas fed McMichael at the goal mouth.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 26, 2019
It was a simple tip-in made possible by an excellent centering pass from Thomas. The goal started a comeback run for Canada, who scored twice more that period.
Canada would go on to win 6-4.
“It was a dream come true just to play in the game, and to come out with the win made it even better,” McMichael said to the IIHF after the game. “We’re looking forward to playing Russia [on Saturday].”
McMichael, an Ontario native, has scored 59 points with the London Knights, second most in the OHL.
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