Canada's second game of the World Junior Hockey Tournament in Edmonton was much tougher than their first.  

After beating up on an undermanned Team Germany whose ranks were depleted by eight players who were self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, 16 - 2 on Boxing Day, Canada faced off against Slovakia yesterday (December 27).

Philip Tomasino got the game-winner and picked up an assist in a 3 - 1 Canadian win.  The final Canadian goal came into an empty net with just:13 seconds remaining in the game.

With the win, Canada improves to 2 and 0 while Slovakia drops to 1 and 1.  Canada is tied for first place in Group A with Finland.

The Canucks have today off before facing winless Switzerland tomorrow night at 6:00 pm MST.