Following their 6-0 routing at the hands of Russia, it was important that Canada returned to winning ways and put in a decent performance against Germany on Monday afternoon.
They achieved their goal with a 4-1 win over Germany, having started strongly and scored the first goal in a game this tournament. The win also guaranteed both Canada and the United States a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Nolan Foote, Liam Foudy, Calen Addison and Ty Dellandrea scored the Canadian goals, while Joel Hofer came in for his first start and impressed with 18 saves.
Team Czech Republic
All three of the Czech Republic’s games in this tournament have finished 4-3, although after starting with a win over Russia, they have gone on to lose to Germany and, on Monday night, the USA in overtime.
Libor Zabransky scored twice for the hosts, with their goal to level the game and take it into OT coming from Petr Kajka. Lukas Parik stopped 39 shots for the Czechs.
The Czech hopes of a place in the quarter-finals now rests on them taking at least a point against Canada, or that Russia beat Germany in regulation time earlier in the day.
Canada U20 vs Czech Republic U20 IIHF Betting Lines & Prediction
A Canada win is the obvious IIHF prediction here, but the Czechs have proved to be highly competitive on home-ice, so the tip here is on the Puck Line, with the Czech Republic +2.5 is on offer at +100 (2.00) with bet365.