It's Day 2 of the World Junior Hockey Championship here in Buffalo and the game schedule is a light one with just two on tap for KeyBank Center.
The twin bill starts at 3 today with Switzerland playing its opener against Belarus, which dropped a 6-1 decision to powerhouse Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.
At 7 p.m., Slovakia plays its first game of the tournament against Canada, which opened with a 4-2 win Tuesday over Finland.
Canada opted not to hold a game-day skate but team coach Dominique Ducharme met with the media and announced Colton Point will get the start in goal tonight for the Canadians.
Point's name might sound familiar to area college hockey fans. The 2016 fifth-round pick of the Dallas Stars, has fashioned a fine sophomore season for Colgate – recording a 1.90 goals-against average and.938 save percentage in 16 starts. One of his eight wins came against Niagara earlier this season, as he made 31 stops in a 5-1 triumph by the Raiders. He also made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie against Canisius at HarborCenter on Oct. 21.
Goaltender Carter Hart, a returnee from last season's silver-medal-earning outfit, made 29 saves during Tuesday night's opening win over the Finns. Teammate Callan Foote also made a huge stop in the game, just past the midway point of the third period to help thwart a Finnish comeback.
ICYMI, here's the TSN highlight of the play from TSN.ca website.
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) December 26, 2017