HERNING, Denmark – Canada has made the life tough for the South Koreans taking the lead 10-0 at the world hockey championship, Sunday.
As for the Russians, olympic champions, they dominated Austria 7 to 0.
Beaten 5-4 by the Americans as the curtain rises, the maple leaf has been defiant against South Korea.
Captain Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the tournament, registering two assists. Tyson Jost has managed a brace and provided an assist, while Pierre-Luc Dubois and Joel Edmunson got a goal and two assists each. Mathew Barzal has been an accomplice of the three nets.
“We did everything we needed,” said McDavid.
Colton Parayko, Ryan O’reilly and Dubois have made the hit at 1:25 apart early in the second twenty, bringing the score to 5-0.
The Canadians have picked up six goals in the middle period, chasing goalie Matt Dalton, who was born in Kitchener, Ontario.
Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Brayden Schenn were the other scorers, while Curtis McElhinney made 25 stops.
Directed by Jim Paek, a former defender of the NHL, the South Korea takes part in the tournament for the first time. The club is almost identical to the one we saw in the olympic Games to Pyeongchang in February. The South Koreans began the tournament by losing 8-1 to Finland.
Canada will face Denmark on Monday.
“I think it will be a good game,” said McDavid. The Danes have a lot of talent. I’ve noticed that their audience can really come to life, and we know that the supporters can have a big impact on the course of the match.”
On the Russian side, the markers were Mikhail Grigorenko (twice), Artyom Anisimov, Alexander Barabanov, Kirill Kaprizov, Maxim Mamin and Ilya Mikheyev.
The other matches on Sunday:
Sweden – Czech Republic
Slovakia – Switzerland
Germany – Norway
Finland – Latvia.