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SportsCanada blanks U.S. 3-0, finishes first in Group A at hockey world championship

03:55  22 may  2019
03:55  22 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canada drops World Championship opener to Finland

Canada drops World Championship opener to Finland Canada lost its tournament opener at the 2019 World Championship in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Finland on Friday. Finland got on the board first with a sensational breakaway goal by blue-chip 2019 draft prospect Kaapo Kakko in the opening period. Canada responded shortly after on the power play with a goal orchestrated by three Vegas Golden Knights, as Shea Theodore and Mark Stone set up Jonathan Marchessault's marker. After a scoreless middle frame, Finland took the lead early in the third on a power-play goal by Arttu Ilomaki, who had 45 points in 60 games for Lukko in the Finnish pro league this season.

KOSICE, Slovakia — Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3 - 0 win over the United States on Tuesday. Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss.

Hockey is Canada ' s national winter sport, and Canadians are extremely passionate about the game. Canada was first represented internationally Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. The Canadians have won six straight

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KOSICE, Slovakia — Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3-0 win over the United States on Tuesday.

Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. The Canadians have won six straight since opening with a 3-1 loss to Finland.

Pierre-Luc Dubois and Jared McCann also scored for Canada, while Matt Murray made 28 saves and picked up the shutout in goal.

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Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3 - 0 win over the Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. The Canadians have won six straight since

Canada finishes at the top of Group A at the IIHF World Hockey Championship after downing the U . S . 3 - 0 on Tuesday. Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Jared McCann also

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Cory Schneider made 33 saves in taking the loss in goal for the Americans, who finished fourth in the group with 14 points (4-1-1) behind Canada, Finland and Germany.

Canada took charge early in the game, with Dubois scoring one minute 49 seconds after the opening faceoff. Mark Stone came out from behind the American goal and fed Dubois with a pass to set up the opening goal.

"We talked about getting a good start, and it doesn't get much better than getting an early goal," Dubois said. "We also talked about playing hard. Every line was playing well from the start of the game, and even after our first goal."

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Turris put Canada up 2-0 just over seven minutes later when Anthony Mantha caused a turnover in the Canadian zone and skated up the wing before feeding Canada's captain with a pass.

Dale Hunter will coach Canada at 2020 World Junior Championship

Dale Hunter will coach Canada at 2020 World Junior Championship Dale Hunter has been selected as Canada's head coach for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada announced on Tuesday. Hunter has spent 18 seasons as owner, president, and head coach of the OHL's London Knights, leading the team to five Memorial Cup appearances, including titles in 2005 and 2016. He captured OHL coach of the year honors in 2004, 2005, and 2010, and was named CHL coach of the year in 2004. The 58-year-old has only coached on the international stage once, winning a gold medal as head coach of Canada’s under-18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. KOSICE, Slovakia — Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist as Canada finished off preliminary play at the world hockey championship with a 3 - 0 win over the United States on Tuesday.

Canada finished at the top of the Group A standings with 18 points from six regulation wins and one regulation loss. The Canadians have won six straight since opening with a 3 - 1 loss to Finland. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Jared McCann also scored for Canada , while Matt Murray made 28 saves and picked

McCann put Canada up 3-0 15 minutes into the second period when he took a pass from Turris and ripped a shot past Schneider.

"We came out and got that early goal, and after that it eased our nerves a little bit and we continued to make strong plays with the puck," Canada head coach Alain Vigneault said. We took a lot of their transition game away, and overall it was the type of game where everyone showed up and played hard.

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"We got some key saves at the right times and we were able to get that third goal in the second period, which obviously helped us going in to the third."

Canada will face Switzerland, which finished fourth in Group B, in the quarterfinals. The U.S., which had won five straight games, will face Russia, which clinched top spot in Group B with a 7-4 win over Sweden. NHL stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored for Russia.

"The game obviously didn't go the way we wanted," U.S. coach Jeff Blashill said. "You start the tournament trying to get yourself in the quarterfinals. We've done that and now you have to win three hockey games. We'll put this behind us and move forward."

Canada improves to 3-1 with win over France at world hockey championship

Canada improves to 3-1 with win over France at world hockey championship KOSICE, Slovakia — Canada extended its win streak to three games with a 5-2 win over France on Thursday at the world hockey championship. Canada's win over France was the latest against a country not regarded as an international power in the sport. Canada (3-1) also beat Great Britain and Slovakia after falling against Finland on the opening day of the tournament. France (0-3-1) did give Canada a bit of a scare, narrowing the deficit to 3-2 in the third period after falling behind 3-0 in the first. But goals by Anthony Mantha and Mark Stone restored Canada's three-goal lead. Mantha opened the scoring for Canada on the power play.

Canada defeated the United States 3 - 0 on Tuesday, the final day of the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship . With the victory, Canada is the winner of Group A , while the U . S . finishes fourth. The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.

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Mantha, Canada's leading scorer with 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in seven games, was assessed a two-minute penalty and a 10-minute misconduct for an elbow to the head of American forward Colin White midway through the second period.

Elsewhere, Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland.

Finland will face Sweden in the quarterfinals, while Germany will take on the Czech Republic.

The Czechs closed the preliminary round with a 5-4 win over Switzerland in Bratislava, getting one goal and two assists each from Jakub Voracek and Dominik Simon.

In matchups of teams that won't advance, Latvia beat Norway 4-1 in Group B and the host Slovaks outlasted Denmark 2-1 in a shootout decided by penalty shots.

— With files from The Associated Press.

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