February 26th, 2024

Minten, Celebrini star as Canada beats Denmark’s U25 team 8-0 in world junior tune-up

By The Canadian Press on December 19, 2023.

Canada's head coach Alan Letang, right, laughs with forward Fraser Minten at practice during Canadian World Juniors selection camp in Oakville, Ont., on Monday, December 11, 2023. Minten had two goals and an assist as Canada defeated Denmark's under-25 team 8-0 Tuesday in a tuneup game ahead of the word junior hockey championship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

MALMÖ, Sweden – Fraser Minten had two goals and an assist as Canada defeated Denmark’s under-25 team 8-0 Tuesday in a tune-up game ahead of the word junior hockey championship.

Seventeen-year-old Macklin Celebrini added a goal and two assists for Canada, while Denton Mateychuk scored twice.

Jordan Dumais, Brayden Yager, Easton Cowan also scored for Canada. Mathis Rousseau and Samuel St-Hilaire combined to make 15 saves for the shutout.

William Rorth and David Grubak split goaltending duties for Denmark and combined for 32 saves on 40 shots.

Canada, the two-time defending world junior champion, opens the 2024 tournament Dec. 26 against Finland in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 19, 2023.

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