Team Canada hit the ice in Ostrava, Czech Republic for their first game of the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship.

They had their work cut out for them from the beginning, as they were pit against their rivals, Team USA.

Canada entered the second period down 2-0, but they managed to one up their opponents by the time the third came around.

Though the Americans managed to tie it up in the third, Alexis Lafreniere answered back just seven seconds later.

A final empty netter sealed the deal, securing Canada a 6-4 win.

Both teams managed 32 shots on net each.

Team Canada gets a bit of a break tomorrow, before returning on Saturday for a match with the Russians.

Among the Team Canada roster is former Okotoks Oiler, Jacob Bernard-Docker.