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– Five different skaters scored as
Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team opened the 2022 Olympic Winter Games with a win, downing Germany 5-1 on
• Alex Grant (Antigonish, N.S./Jokerit Helsinki, KHL)
, Ben Street (Coquitlam, B.C./EHC Red Bull München, DEL),Daniel Winnik (Toronto/Genève-Servette HC, NL), Maxim Noreau (Montréal/ZSC Lions, NL) and
Jordan Weal (North Vancouver, B.C./Ak Bars Kazan, KHL)
provided the offence.
• Kent Johnson (Port Moody, B.C./University of Michigan, Big Ten)
and Eric O’Dell (Ottawa/Dynamo Moscow, KHL) chipped in
with two assists apiece.
• Edward Pasquale (Toronto, Ont./Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL)
made 23 saves.
• Canada outshot Germany 27-24.
Canada vs. United States – Friday, Feb. 11 (11:10 p.m. ET/8:10 p.m. PT)
“It was great to get into a game. We played a scrimmage against the U.S.,
but it was not a real game. Tonight was a game with a lot on the line, and
I really liked how our guys responded to the challenge. Of course, we will
look back at the game and find things to improve on, but I really liked our
mentality. That was something we talked about before the game. Knowing how
Germany plays, we knew we needed to be patient, and scoring early helped
with that. I thought we played a mature game for most of the 60 minutes
- Head coach Jeremy Colliton (Blackie, Alta.) on finally playing a game
“Our guys capitalized on a couple good chances early, and our team built
off of that momentum as the game went on. You want to make sure you are
getting wins regardless of how you get them, but we will continue to work
on some things and get better and keep developing as this tournament goes
on. No question, you could tell the intensity was high and it was a big win
for our group tonight.”
- Eric Staal (Thunder Bay, Ont./Iowa, AHL) on getting the first win
“It was a big game for me to turn the page on what happened four years ago
[in a semifinal loss to Germany], but for most of the guys it was more
about starting the tournament the right way. We wanted to make it clear
that we are a different team from 2018, but at the same time we just wanted
to focus on ourselves. The good thing about our group is that once we get
up 1-0 or 2-0, we have the ability to play all our forwards and defencemen,
and everyone contributes at both ends of the ice.”
- Noreau on the rematch against Germany
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