Canada beats short-handed Germany 16-2 in world junior
Dawson Mercer, Phillip Tomasino, Alex Newhook and Peyton Krebs each scored two times, and Kaiden Guhle, Ryan Suzuki, Jakob Pelletier, Thomas Harley and Connor McMichael added objectives for Canada in the Group A video game.
John Peterka and Florian Elias scored for Germany. Missing 9 gamers because of the coronavirus, Germany had only 14 skaters– nine forwards and 5 defensemen– for 2nd straight video game. 3 gamers can go back to the tournament Sunday and another five Tuesday, disallowing more favorable tests.
The Canadians led 11-0 after 2 periods and scored on their first 5 shots in the third. The United States dealt with Austria in the late game. The Americans dropped their Group B opener Friday night to Russia.
Earlier in Group B, Sweden beat the Czech Republic 7-1 for its 53rd straight preliminary-round victory. Albin Sundsvik, Arvid Costmar, Emil Heieneman, Theodor Niederbach, Elmer Soderblom, Oscar Bjerselius and Noel Gunler scored for Sweden in the opener for both teams. Jan Mysak scored for the Czech Republic.
The leading four teams in each pool will advance to the Jan. 2 quarterfinals.