Canada pounds South Korea 10-0 at 2018 IIHF World Men’s Championships

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Canada recorded its first victory at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championships in Herning, Denmark on Sunday. After losing 5-4 in a shootout to the United States to open the tournament on Friday, Team Canada hammered South Korea 10-0 to improve their record to one win and a shootout loss for four points.

Five Canadian players recorded three point games in the win. They were Colorado Avalanche centre Tyson Jost of St. Albert, Alberta who had two goals and one assist, Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario (one goal and two assists), Columbus Blue Jackets centre Pierre-Luc Dubois of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec (one goal and two assists), New York Islanders centre Matt Barzal of Coquitlam, British Columbia (three assists) and St. Louis Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson of Brandon, Manitoba (one goal and two assists).

The other Canadian goal scorers were Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan O’Reilly of Clinton, Ontario, St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko of St. Albert, Alberta, St. Louis Blues centre Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, New York Islanders centre Jordan Eberle of Regina, Saskatchewan and Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia. Eberle meanwhile added an assist for two points, Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad of Windsor, Ontario had two assists and Nugent-Hopkins had the game winning goal. The Canadian goalie who recorded the shutout was Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Curtis McElhinney of London, Ontario, who had 25 saves.

Canada is in third place in Group B with four points. They trail Finland (six points) and the United States (five points).

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