Congratulations to Joshua Roy, William Dufour and Team Canada on capturing gold at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton this past week!
Roy and Dufour, the #1 and #2 goal scorers, respectively, in the QMJHL during the 2021-22 regular season, played pivotal roles in helping their country win the gold medal game, with each forward posting a goal as Team Canada edged Team Finland 3-2 in overtime.
Roy, the Montreal Canadiens’ 2021 5th round pick (150th overall) and the QMJHL’s 2021-22 scoring leader, was a dominant force for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL this past season, finishing with 119 points (51 goals and 68 assists) in 66 games. Roy added another 23 points (8 goals and 15 assists) over 11 impressive playoff games for the Phoenix and finished the World Junior tournament with 8 points (3 goals and 5 assists) over 7 games.
Dufour, the New York Islanders’ 2020 5th round pick (152nd overall), had an equally strong season for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, notching a stellar total of 116 points (56 goals, 60 assists) in just 66 games. The Quebec City native enjoyed a productive tournament for Team Canada, notching 7 points (3 goals and 4 assists) over 7 games