Nolan Foote opened the scoring for Canada in the very first duration of Monday's 4-1 victory over Germany. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Foote was a first-round choice by Tampa Bay at last June's draft. His older brother Cal won gold for Canada at the 2018 event in Buffalo.

Germany, which fell 6-3 to the U.S. in its opener before stunning the Czechs 4-3 on Saturday for its first triumph at the competition since December 2013, got a power play later on in the period, but Hofer existed to deny a system that was a tournament-best 5 for 11 entering into Monday.

Aside from that, the Germans didn't offer much as Canada pinned them deep in their zone for long stretches with relentless forechecking and griding cycles.

Hofer, who got the start following a 20-stop performance against the Russians after Nico Daws was pulled with the score 4-0, made a great save money on Valenti during another German male benefit in the second prior to denying Dominik Bokk and after that robbing John-Jason Peterka with his glove on a breakaway.

"He stood tall for us," Canadian head coach Dale Hunter stated. "That was an essential part of the video game."

Foudy doubled his group's lead minutes later when the seas parted in the offensive zone, and he fired shortisde on Hane at 12:24. A 2018 first-round choice by Columbus, Foudy is the son of France Gareau, who won silver for Canada at the 1984 Olympics in the ladies's 4x100-metre relay.

Lights out in WHL

Addison, a Pittsburgh possibility, then fired a slapshot home on a 5-on-3 power play just 1:37 later on to make it 3-0.

Chosen in the 4th round by St. Louis in 2018, Hofer has actually been lights out in the Western Hockey League this season, with a 20-4-2 record to support a 1.81 goals-against average and.937 save percentage.

The 19-year-old from Winnipeg was never really on Hockey Canada's radar until the fall, but made his case to remain in the world junior crease regardless of Valenti's late one-timer on a two-man benefit.

Dellandrea iced it into an empty internet with 9.2 seconds left on the clock.

Head coach Dale Hunter mixed up his lines-- out of necessity with Lafreniere and Veleno out, but also to get a trigger after the performance against Russia, with the greatest move being Connor McMichael sliding into the top-six forward group together with Foote and Barrett Hayton.

Canada is now 14-0 at the world juniors versus Germany because the latter's reunification in 1990.

The Germans don't have a deep skill swimming pool, but possess high-end ability in Moritz Seider (the No. 6 choice by Detroit in 2019) and Bokk (Carolina), along with Peterka, Tim Stutzle and Lukas Reichel, who are all qualified for the 2020 draft.

Joel Hofer made 18 conserves to win his very first international start at any level as Canada beat Germany 4-1 at the world junior hockey champion on Monday in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Nolan Foote, Liam Foudy and Ty Dellandrea each had a goal and a help, while Calen Addison also scored for the Canadians, who were coming off a spectacular 6-0 loss to Russia on Saturday. Jared McIsaac added 2 helps.

"I was pretty nervous," Hofer stated. "There was a great deal of pressure after last game. It was pretty awkward for us, however as a group we got better."

Yannik Valenti broke Hofer's shutout quote with 67 seconds left in policy on a 5-on-3 power play for Germany. Hendrik Hane made 22 stops to take the loss.

Canada now sits with 2 wins and a loss through three video games at the under-20 event, and can ensure top area in Group B by beating host Czech Republic on New Year's Eve in the round-robin ending for both groups.

The medal round starts Thursday.

The Canadians were minus two-thirds of their top line against Germany after Alexis Lafreniere, the forecasted No. 1 pick at the 2020 NHL draft, suffered a knee injury because demolition at the hands of Russia-- the country's most lopsided defeat in the tournament's 44-year history.

Early scoring opportunities

Joe Veleno, meanwhile, served a one-game suspension for a head-butting occurrence the exact same night to leave his group with just 11 forwards.

The bright side for Canada is Lafreniere, the reigning CHL player of the year, hasn't been dismissed of the competition after an MRI exposed no structural harmed. He enjoyed Monday's game from the stands with Veleno and third-string goalie Olivier Rodrigue.

After beating the United States 6-4 on Boxing Day and after that getting their doors blown off by Russia-- the program's hardest two-game stretch to open the world juniors because 1980-- the Canadians had a number of opportunities early before Foote finally broke through.

The child of two-time Stanley Cup champ and 2002 Olympic gold medallist Adam Foote roofed his second of the world juniors at 11:50 from the slot after Kevin Bahl's preliminary blast from the point was blocked. The opener allowed Canada to breathe a little easier and came a couple of minutes after Bowen Byram pinged a shot off the crossbar on a power play.

Nolan Foote, Liam Foudy and Ty Dellandrea each had an objective and an assist, while Calen Addison likewise scored for the Canadians, who were coming off a stunning 6-0 loss to Russia on Saturday."I was quite anxious," Hofer said. Yannik Valenti broke Hofer's nothing bid with 67 seconds left in regulation on a 5-on-3 power play for Germany. The good news for Canada is Lafreniere, the ruling CHL player of the year, hasn't been ruled out of the tournament after an MRI revealed no structural damaged. The kid of two-time Stanley Cup champion and 2002 Olympic gold medallist Adam Foote roofed his second of the world juniors at 11:50 from the slot after Kevin Bahl's initial blast from the point was blocked.