2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Joel Ward scored twice, Cody Hodgson and Kevin Bieksa added a goal each, and Ben Scrivens made 23 saves as Canada beat Slovakia for its first win at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk.
Brayden Schenn and Erik Gudbranson scored goals, but Canada could manage only a single point in its opening game at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, dropping a shootout decision to France.
In his first international appearance, Kevin Bieksa will wear the 'C' for Team Canada at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk, joined by alternate captains Jason Chimera and Kyle Turris.
Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Read and Brayden Schenn, all of whom have Team Canada experience, have been named to Canada’s roster for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, while David Perron will no longer participate.
Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist, James Reimer and Ben Scrivens shared a 23-save shutout and Canada blanked Switzerland in Zurich in its lone exhibition game ahead of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
Five players who have previously represented Canada at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, and eight who have IIHF World Junior Championship experience, will be part of the Canadian contingent.
A two-time Olympian as a player, in 1984 and 1992, Dave Tippett will be behind the Canadian bench at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, joined by assistant coaches Peter DeBoer and Paul Maurice.
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