Canada beats Denmark 5-1 at World Men’s Hockey Championships

Connor Bedard (YouTube)

Team Canada has improved to a record of two wins and zero losses at the 2024 World Men’s Hockey Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. On Sunday, Canada defeated Denmark 5-1.

For the second straight game it was an exceptional game for Chicago Blackhawks centre Connor Bedard of North Vancouver, British Columbia. After scoring twice in a 4-2 Canada win over Great Britain on Saturday, he had two goals and one assist for three points. Interestingly, Bedard was the only Canadian player against Denmark with a multi-point game. The other three Canadian goal scorers were Buffalo Sabres left winger Dylan Cozens of Whitehorse, Yukon, Los Angeles Kings center Pierre-Luc Dubois of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, and New Jersey Devils right winger Dawson Mercer of Carbonear, Newfoundland.

Canada’s best period against Denmark was the third. After leading Denmark 2-1 after two periods, Canada scored thrice.

Switzerland currently leads Group A with a record of three wins and zero losses for eight points. After beating Norway 5-2 in regulation on Friday, and Austria 6-5 on Sunday, Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in a shootout on Monday.

In Group B, Sweden is the leader at three wins and zero losses for nine points. They have beaten the United States 5-2 on Friday, Poland 5-1 on Sunday, and Germany 6-1 on Monday.

 

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