Canada scores 11 goals in blowout World Juniors win over Germany

Dec 29 2022, 2:03 am

Canadian hockey fans might have Team Canada’s goal song “Heave Away” stuck in their heads tonight.

That’s because they heard that song 11 times tonight.

After being upset in their first game at the World Juniors, Team Canada made up for it on Wednesday in Halifax.

Canada blew out Germany 11-2, dominating the game in every facet. They outshot the Germans 52-16.

While Germany isn’t expected to challenge for the gold medal, they did put up a great fight one day earlier, in a 1-0 loss to Sweden.

But Sweden doesn’t have Connor Bedard.

Bedard tied a Canadian World Juniors record for points in a game, with seven. The 17-year-old North Vancouver native and favourite to be chosen first overall in the next NHL Draft picked up a hat trick, to go with four assists.

Needless to say, he was named Canada’s player of the game.



Bedard wasn’t the only player with a three-goal game, as Arizona Coyotes draft pick Dylan Guenther picked up a hat trick of his own for Canada.

Shane Wright, Brandt Clarke, Logan Stankoven, Zack Ostapchuk, and Joshua Roy scored the other goals for the Canadians. Roman Kechter and Philip Sinn scored goals for Germany.

Goaltender Thomas Milic made 14 saves on 16 shots in his first start for Canada.

“That’s how we play hockey,” Wright told reporters after the game. “For all three periods, all 60 minutes, that was Team Canada hockey. We were expecting a bounce-back game and that’s exactly what we got. I’m proud of our effort today.”

There have already been a number of big upsets after just three days at the World Juniors. On Wednesday, it was USA’s turn, as they lost 6-3 to Slovakia.

Canada should have another easy game tomorrow, when they play Austria. The Austrians lost 11-0 to Sweden on Monday.

Team Canada’s last game of the round robin is set for New Year’s Eve, against Sweden. The quarter-finals begin on January 2.

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