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Connor Bédard scored the Canadian and German Junior Championships

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Conor Bedard and Dylan Guenther scored three-pointers as Canada rebounded from their first defeat to defeat Germany 11-2 on Wednesday at the Junior World Championships. Bédard finished with seven points, tying the Canadian record for the most points in a single game at the World Junior Championships, along with Dave Andreichuk, Brenden Morrow, Mike Camalleri and Gabriel Burke.

Bédard now has 12 career goals and is second on the all-time Canadian scorers list with Eric Lindros, John Tavares and Jeff Carter. Two sit behind Jordan Eberle.

Bédard said of the points record tie: “Some big names are on that list, so, I mean, it’s definitely an honor. But in the end, it doesn’t say much.” I. So I guess it was just one of those nights. »

Canada started the second half with a two-goal lead, but exploded with a six-goal lead in the second period as Bedard scored his second goal of the game one minute into the period, completing the hat-trick at 13:58 into the period. . Giving Canada a purpose. 5-1 lead.

“He was great. Get close to him. You can tell there’s another air of focus around him after that. [Monday’s] performance. said Canada coach Dennis Williams. “Not only was he scoring, he was playing there, too. Germany’s Rian Petar received a huge penalty and game foul for illegally turning in Adam Fantelli’s header at 15:49 and Canada would. He scored four goals in the next five minutes to take a 9-1 lead .

Guenther scored a pair of power play goals, firing a pair of batters at Beddard to complete his own triple and give Beddard six runs on the night. Brandt Clarke and Logan Stankoven each scored their first goals of the tournament with a key penalty kick, contributing to Canada’s eight-goal lead in the second period. Stankoven finished the game with three points.

“We played for 60 minutes,” Gunther said of his team’s performance. “When you wake up like that, it’s easy to cheat. I thought we played well, three of them in particular. It’s a good sign and we just have to move on to the next day.”

“The fans here are amazing,” Guenther added of the local team’s fans in Halifax. “It’s a big help, especially if we go through periods where we don’t play well. It really helps us build momentum and it’s fun to play there.”

Guenther opened the scoring in the first half, scoring what would be the first of his three power-play goals on the night. Wright added a mark in the first period, his second of the tournament, while Zach Ostapchuk scored Canada’s tenth goal early in the third game.

“We expected a turnaround and that’s exactly what we got,” Canadian captain Shane Wright said.

“These matches can be difficult when you lose. For us to come here and play a good game was very big for us,” Bedard said.

Joshua Roy of the Montreal Canadiens scored his first goal of the tournament, on Bédard’s fourth assist of the night, midway through the third period to give Canada an 11-1 lead.

Canadian defender Olin Zellweger added three assists in the win.

Roman Kechter scored Germany’s first goal midway through the first half and Philipp Sen added the second just five minutes into the third period.

Tomas Milic made the start for Canada after Benjamin Goudreau retired after allowing five goals on 17 shots against the Czech Republic. He stopped 14 shots in his first start.

“He made a big save for us in the second. I think he did a really good job with rebound control,” said Williams. “It’s really good to see him win.”

German goalie Simon Wolf made 30 saves before being relieved by Reihard Papoulis to start the third period. He made 11 saves.

Canada coach Dennis Williams shook up the Canadian line ahead of Wednesday’s game, moving Bedard to the second line to play alongside Joshua Roy and Logan Stankoven. Gunther moved to the front row with Shane Wright and Brennan Osman.

Canada outscored Germany 52-16 in the match and finished with seven goals in 10 chances.

“It’s important to play the force well,” Gunter said. “We have good players in both units, so it’s a good sign that we are producing when it counts.”

Canada went 1-0-0-1 after a stunning 5-2 defeat by the Czech Republic in Monday’s opening game.

Canada’s next match is against Austria on Thursday. Germany will be looking to claim their first win of the tournament on Friday against Austria.

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