Canada beats Norway at 2024 IIHF World Men’s Hockey Championship

Jamie Oleksiak (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has improved to a record of four wins and zero losses at the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Hockey Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. On Thursday, Canada beat Norway 4-1.

Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak of Toronto, Ontario led Team Canada in scoring with two assists. He was the only Canadian with a multi-point game. Jamie Oleksiak is the older brother of Canadian Olympic gold Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Ontario. Penny Oleksiak won the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre freestyle swimming event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The four Canadian goal scorers were Buffalo Sabres centre Dylan Cozens of Whitehorse, Yukon, Calgary Flames left winger Andrew Mangiapane of Bolton, Ontario, Seattle Kraken left winger Brandon Tanev of Toronto, Ontario and Kraken left winger Jared McCann of Stratford, Ontario. Mangiapane scored the game-winning goal at 2:16 of the second period, and Cozens scored an insurance goal shorthanded with Connor Bedard in the penalty box for roughing.

Team Canada is currently in a first place tie with Switzerland with 11 points. Both teams are at three regulation wins and one win in extra time. The biggest surprise of the tournament to date has been Austria. On Thursday, they stunned Finland 3-2.

 

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