Team Canada has improved to a record of two wins and zero losses at the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Men’s Hockey Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden on Wednesday. Their latest win was a 10-0 trouncing over Latvia.
Eight Canadian players had a multi-point game. They were Boston University forward Mack Celibrini of Vancouver, British Columbia (one goal and four assists for five points), University of Connecticut left winger and Nashville Predators draft pick Matthew Wood of Lethbridge, Alberta (one goal and two assists for three points), Wenatchee Wild centre and Arizona Coyotes draft pick Conor Geekie of Strathclair, Manitoba (two goals), Kitchener Rangers center and Seattle Kraken draft pick Carson Rehkopf of Vaughan, Ontario (two goals), Saskatoon Blades centre and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Fraser Minten of Vancouver (one goal and one assist for two points), Moose Jaw Warriors centre and Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Brayden Yager of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (one goal and one assist for two points), Warriors defenseman and Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Denton Mateychuk of Dominion City, Manitoba (two assists), and North Bay Battalion defenseman and Kraken draft pick Ty Nelson of Toronto, Ontario (two assists). The other two Canadians to score a goal were Boston Bruins centre Matthew Poitras of Ajax, Ontario, and Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds centre Owen Allard of Ottawa, Ontario.
Meanwhile, Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Mathis Rousseau of Boisbriand, Quebec, made 22 saves for the shutout. He made five saves in the first period, nine saves in the second period, and eight saves in the third period. Canada next plays Sweden on Friday.