Scott strong in Slovakia

Dawson Creek - Nov 7, 2015 - Game #22 - Team Canada White vs Russia in the Gold medal game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at the Encana Event Centre in Dawson Creek, BC. (Photo: Dennis Pajot/Hockey Canada Images)

Canada’s U18 squad continues to ride Prince Albert Raiders goalie Ian Scott through the World Under 18 Hockey Championships in Slovakia.

Scott has made three out of four starts for Canada.

Scott was strong in net for Team Canada’s first two games. He made 18 saves in a pretournament matchup against Latvia Canada won 4-1. Scott followed up that performance with a 26 save effort in a 4-3 overtime victory over the host Slovaks.

Tuesday’s start against Finland was one the goalkeeper would probably rather forget, as Scott gave up five goals and was pulled in the third period.

According to the game write-up, three of the goals went in on Scott’s glove side, with the first goal trickling through his pads and the second goal scored on a rebound.

One of the glove-side goals was a redirection, and another went in after a breakaway and deke move.

Canada mustered only 20 shots, as compared to Finland’s 34.