It was a tough go for the Kenora Thistles last night in Winnipeg. They were facing off against the Thrashers but fell 5-2 at the Gateway Recreation Centre.

The Thistles are now on a break until January 7, when they’ll face off against the Yellowhead Chiefs.

The Winnipeg Jets are in Boston to take on the NHL-leading Bruins tonight. The Jets enter the contest a point behind the idle Dallas Stars for first place in the Central Division. They will be in tough against the Bruins, who boast an impressive 17-0-and-2 record at home.

Four other Canadian teams are in action today.

Toronto hosts Philadelphia to kick things off. Later, Vancouver faces Seattle, Calgary will be in LA to face the Kings and Ottawa welcomes Washington to the Canadian Tire Centre.

Alex Ovechkin is still chasing his 801st goal, which would tie Gordie Howe for second all-time. Wayne Gretzky holds the record with 894.

Canada's world junior team continued its impressive play last night with a 6-1 win over Slovakia in pre-tournament action. Six different players scored for Canada. Shane Wright and Connor Bedard each had two assists.

The Canadians close out exhibition play tomorrow against Finland before starting the world junior tourney against Czechia on Boxing Day.