Canada’s Connor Bedart has been named the youngest player to score four goals in the only World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old from North Vancouver beat Canada 11-2 in his four-game victory to tie the tournament’s single-game scoring record.
Mason McDowish scored twice and scored an assist, while goalkeeper Perpetti scored a goal and two assists (2-0). Kent Johnson, Lucas Carmire, Logan Stankovan and Maverick Borg scored for Canada.
Elliott Desnoyers and Will Quill each assisted on three Bedart goals. Brett Brooch stopped 20 of 22 shots for victory early in the game.
Lucas Nesani and Matthias Bom scored for Austria (0-2), with opener Leon Somer saving 53 runs.
Bedart joins Mario Lemieux (1983), Simon Cognney (1999), Brighton Shen (2010), Taylor Radish (2016) and Maxim Comtois (2018) as the highest Canadian youth scorers in a single game.
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Bedart is the seventh 16-year-old to feature in the men’s youth national team in his 45 – year history, joining Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.
No other 16-year-old has scored four goals in a single game. Gretzky scored a hat-trick against Czechoslovakia in 1977.
“It’s so nice to hear your name, if not the best I’ve ever played,” Bedard said. “It simply came to our notice then. I do not think he will get 2,800 points in the NHL. It’s awesome to hear your name. This is great, but there is a lot of distance we have to go in this match.
Government related issues, change of order
Canada will play their second Group A match against Germany on Wednesday and end the New Year’s Eve opening round against the Finns.
That means competition for those under the age of 20 cannot be monitored by the Govit-19 virus. The match between Canada and Austria took place only on Tuesday.
The United States lost in a Group B match to Switzerland after two American players were positively tested and forcibly isolated from the entire squad.
According to the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Swiss team won 1-0. The IIHF has not yet determined whether the United States will play in Wednesday’s Group B match against Sweden in Red Deer, Alta.
The quarterfinals will take place on Sunday, followed by the semifinals on January 4 and the medal on January 5 in Edmonton.
“Every effort has been made to come here and stop the competition in this dire situation. You do not want any team to lose in a game like USA. [did]”So I hope they only compete once,” said Canadian head coach Dave Cameron.
“I think our team is very diligent. We are in a tight bubble. You keep your fingers crossed and preach part of his diligence.
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Alberta, Edmonton and Red Deer Covit-19 controls control the audience at Alta with up to 50 percent efficiency. With 3,862 people in attendance on Tuesday, Rogers Place was far from its average capacity of 9,320.
The players who came out on Tuesday and lined up had lines that could have mixed Canada, with Bedart Quill and the Desnoyers lined up.
Canadian forward Justin Sordif was suspended for a foul in the opening game of Sunday’s 6-3 win over Chechnya.
Forward Xavier Borko also did not play after being hit in the head in the third period on Sunday.
“It could slip through your fingers tomorrow,” Cameron said.
Canada is still playing strongly behind Bedard
Kamloops Blazers’ Stankovan and Sue Greyhounds defender Ryan O’Rourke equalized early in the game.
Bedard’s fourth goal came at 2:34 of the third period. Before Austria responded in the second period, the Canadians did not respond to six goals.
Bedard scored a goal in the 71-second interval.
Regina Pots then took the puck from a tie in the attacking zone and completed her hat-trick by hitting a shot on Somer’s wrist at 6:13 in the second period.
He took a second swing on the backball side for a Power Play goal and finished a give and take with Quill in a hurry in the first period.
A Brooch Coff scored Austria’s first goal with 31 seconds left in the second leg after losing to Canada’s gold medalist Vincent Rohr.
Ottawa 67 Nessoni had time to hit the cross ball, which had a semi-open net for a goal.
Austria won the 2020 Division 1 tournament and advanced to the 2021 Men’s World Junior Championships. For the second year in a row, no team will be eliminated from the tournament due to the government’s cancellation.
“Playing against Canada is not an easy team,” Roarer said. “When we talk to the coaches in the locker room, we like to focus on our games, but how the start is, not on any team.
“We had good parts of our game that could really take some. We were 1-1 in the second period.
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