N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4/27
Backlund's hat trick sends James Wright and the Giants home.
Johan Harju had an assist and 1 shot on goal in 14:05, but it was not enough as Latvia upset Sweden 3-2 in penalty shots. Martins Karsums had a power play assist and scored on his attempt in the shootout session. Harju's lifelong teammate and Edmonton property Linus Omark had 2 assists and 4 shots on goal in 16:15.
Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 19 shots in Finland's 5-1 win over Denmark.
Martin St. Louis had a hat trick and an assist to boot as Team Canada destroyed Hungary 9-0. St. Louis led the Canadians, who outshot Hungary 51-16 in the match, with 11 shots on goal, followed by fellow Lightning star Steven Stamkos who was scoreless despite registering 8 shots on goal in the game. You get the feeling St. Louis, who is wearing an assitant captain's "A" for Canada, along with Stamkos are approaching this tournament aggressively as a springboard for next season.