Canada beats Slovenia 5-2 at 2023 IIHF World Men’s Hockey Championship

Mackenzie Weegar (Michael McSweeney, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada improved to a record of two wins and zero losses on Sunday at the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Hockey Championship in Latvia and Finland. In Riga, Canada defeated Slovenia 5-2.

Calgary Flames defenseman Mackenzie Weegar of Ottawa, Ontario led Canada in scoring with three points. He had one goal and two assists. At the time of the completion of Canada’s game against Slovenia, Weegar was the leader in the tournament in scoring with two goals and four assists for six points after two games.

Weegar was one of four Canadian players with a multi-point game. He was joined by Arizona Coyotes forwards Jack McBain of Toronto, Ontario (one goal and one assist) and Michael Carcone of Ajax, Ontario (one goal and one assist), as well as Calgary Flames right winger Tyler Toffoli of Scarborough, Ontario (two assists). The other two Canadian goal scorers were Flames left winger Milan Lucic of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Coyotes defenseman Pierre-Oliver Joseph of Laval, Quebec. Lucic had the game-winning goal with one minute and 14 seconds left in the second period to put Canada up 3-1 at the time.

Canada next plays Slovakia on Monday from Riga. Canada previously beat Latvia 6-0 on Friday. Slovakia has a record of one win and one loss following a 3-2 loss to Czech Republic and 2-1 win over Latvia.

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