LANDSHUT, Germany – Connor Bedard (North Vancouver, B.C./Regina, WHL)
Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team with a hat trick as part of an 8-3 win over Germany, giving the Canadians
their first victory at the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship.
Bedard set a pair of Canadian records in the win, surpassing Matthew Barzal
as Canada’s all-time leading scorer at U18 worlds, and moving ahead of
Shane Wright as Canada’s all-time leading goal scorer. Bedard now has 11
goals and 19 points in nine games at the tournament.
• David Goyette (Hawkesbury, Ont./Sudbury, OHL)
and Grayden Siepmann (Abbotsford, B.C./Calgary, WHL)
added a goal and an assist each.
• Kalem Parker (Clavet, Sask./Victoria, WHL)
, Brayden Schuurman (Abbotsford, B.C./Victoria, WHL)
and Matthew Wood (Nanaimo, B.C./Victoria, BCHL)
rounded out the scoring.
• Rieger Lorenz (Calgary, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL)
chipped in with a pair of assists.
• Nolan Lalonde (Kingston, Ont./Erie, OHL)
made 33 saves.
• Canada outshot Germany 49-36.
Canada vs. Czechia – Tuesday, April 26 (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT)
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will
broadcast 13 games throughout the tournament, including all Team Canada
preliminary-round games, four quarterfinals, both semifinals, and the
bronze and gold medal games.
“It was nice to get the 4-0 lead, but then it was also nice to face some
adversity. The crowd got going and they scored a couple of goals and we had
to go through that, which is good for our team. We responded the right way,
killed off some penalties and got the win from there. I thought [Germany]
did a great job trying to be physical against us and I thought our guys
handled it really good. I thought we were really disciplined tonight, which
was our plan going in. That first hit of the game woke us up a little bit,
but then we got going after that.”
Head coach Nolan Baumgartner (Calgary, Alta.) on his team’s performance
and being tested by Germany
“I think everyone’s a leader, it’s just throughout the year I’ve tried to
round out my game a little more and being physical can be part of it. You
don’t want to be hitting too much, but getting physical and chippy gets you
into the game, I think.”
- Bedard on leadership and his playing style
“Obviously in the pre-scout, we realized they like to collapse when they
get into the zone, so in the first I found two guys up top, trailing, and
capitalized. In the second, Schuurman made a good play in the neutral zone
play and we were able to score again.”
- Lorenz on his line contributing with three goals
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