Canucks prospect Hoglander scores unreal lacrosse-style goal at World Juniors (VIDEO)

Dec 26 2019, 8:53 pm

He did it again.

Vancouver Canucks prospect Nils Hoglander wasted no time making headlines at the 2020 World Junior Championship, scoring a lacrosse-style goal in Sweden’s first game of the tournament.

It’s the second time this season the 19-year-old has shown off this fancy move, pulling off an even more impressive version of it in the SHL earlier this season.

Hoglander wasn’t finished there. The Canucks’ second-round pick in the NHL Draft last June also set up Samuel Fagemo’s tying goal late in the game. Sweden went on to win 3-2 in overtime.

Hoglander may have stolen the show, but he wasn’t the only Canucks prospect to light the lamp in the opening day of WJC action.

Vasili Podkolzin potted a goal in Russia’s game against the Czech Republic, showing off great hand-eye coordination on the power play to bat the puck in out of midair.

The Canucks’ 10th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft should be one of the top players in this entire tournament. He was well-utilized in the first game, playing 17:44 in all situations and directing four shots on goal.

Both Canucks prospects are back in action on Saturday. Hoglander and the Swedes will face Switzerland while Podkolzin and the Russians take on Canada. Both games start at 10 am PT and can be watched on TSN.

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