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Bedard’s 6 points power Canada past Austria for 2nd straight blowout win at world juniors


Connor Bedard had two goals and four assists as Canada beat Austria 11-0 to give the hosts a second straight win at the World Junior Hockey Championships today. Thursday.

The 17-year-old phenomenon overtook Jordan Eberle for the national record with his 14th career goal at the men’s under-20 event.

Logan Stankoven has added one goal and three assists, while Nathan Gaucher and Adam Fantilli have one goal and two assists. Joshua Roy, with one goal and one assist, Dylan Guenther, Shane Wright, Zach Dean, Nolan Allan and Tyson Hinds also scored.

Benjamin Gaudreau made 12 saves before the game.

Benedikt Oschgan saved 36 shots from the heavily overpowered Austrians, who were 31-0 down after three of their games.

Canada fell 5-2 to the Czechs in Monday’s opening match before recovering with a bold 11-2 win over Germany on Wednesday.

WATCH l Bedard scores 14 goals in 12 world junior games, head-to-head record:

Connor Bedard makes history at the World Youth Championship

Connor Bedard scored his 14th goal in 12 World Junior matches, helping set Jordan Eberle’s record, helping Canada to an 11-0 victory over Austria.

Sweden leads Group A with eight points, followed by Czechia’s seven and Canada’s six with one match each.

Canadians meet the Swedes on New Year’s Eve, while Czechia – the country commonly known as the Czech Republic – will face off against the Germans.

Bedard set a Canadian one-game record by seven points against Germany, and entered Thursday’s game against John Tavares, Eric Lindros and Jeff Carter with a combined 12 goals in his world career – less than the record. Eberle’s country two goals.

Expected to take the No. 1 spot at the 2023 NHL draft, Bedard scored four goals against Austria in last year’s 11-2 win over last year’s world youth tournament in Edmonton before the event was postponed until August because outbreak of COVID-19.

Coached by Nova Scotia native Kirk Furey, the highly rated Austrians lost 11-0 to Sweden in their opening match before a decisive 9-0 loss on Tuesday to Czechia, but they were Full points for the opening match on Thursday.

A stacked list with nine NHL draft picks in the first round, plus a top 5 picks for 2023 Bedard and Fantilli, Canada had an opener against the European lightweights, Register a single shot in the first 14 minutes of the game.

Then the Canadians played their first power game and never looked back.

Guenther, who scored a hat-trick against Germany — all provided by Bedard — started things off with a slick cross between Brennan Othmann’s legs.

Dean, who received an in-game penalty and in-game misconduct for an illegal header in Canada’s under-curtain loss, scored his first goal before Wright scored the third of the tournament. Thanks to someone else’s advantage from a Bedard strike to take a 3-0 lead over 20 minutes.

Roy scored the second after restarting a fine pass from Brandt Clarke before Bedard, who had three goals against Germany and led the league in goalscoring record, went on to make a floating effort. bounce when he takes a shot on goal from the opponent. -angle cannot be confirmed by video review

Then Allan made it 6-0 in a beautiful long shot and Stankoven added a second from close range in another sequence that required a video review.

Fantilli scored the first goal of the tournament in an early power game in the third half to extend Canada’s lead to 8-0.

Gaucher added his first goal before Bedard took sixth and 14th overall, in a match where Stankoven pushed the ball forward in an attacking area against his diving buddy. he.

Hinds completed the route with the first scramble.

WATCH l Bedard leads Canada through Germany with a hat-trick, 4 assists:

Connor Bedard Leads Canada Over Germany at World Youth Championship

Predicted No 1 draft player Connor Bedard scored three goals and four assists, helping Canada to an 11–2 win over Germany at the world youth championships.

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