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Canada opens WU18 with 10-2 win over Denmark

Friday April 16, 2016

GRAND FORKS, ND – Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) scored four times to lead Canada to a 10-2 victory over Denmark to open the 2016 World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

The two sides were tied at two after one period before Canada erupted for five goals in the second period following a 45-minute power outage at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Kyrou quickly put the power back into Canada’s offence, striking twice in the second before adding his fourth of the night in the third period.

Canada outshot Denmark 52-9 in the lopsided victory, one that saw other major contributions from Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds) who had a goal and two assists. Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers) and Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres) also had goals for Canada while Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes) recorded the win in goal.

14 of the 16 players in Canada’s lineup recorded points on Friday.

Canada prepares to face the Czech Republic in their next action on Saturday, a game that can be seen live on TSN at 8:30pm ET

Game Summary

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