May 22nd, 2024

Canada responds to Austria scare with easy win over Norway at hockey worlds

By The Canadian Press on May 16, 2024.

Dylan Cozens scored short-handed for his third goal of the tournament as Canada remained undefeated at the world hockey championship with a 4-1 win over Norway on Thursday. Cozens, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides first goal during the preliminary round match between Austria and Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Petr David Josek

PRAGUE, Czechia – Dylan Cozens scored short-handed for his third goal of the tournament as defending champion Canada remained undefeated at the world hockey championship with a 4-1 win over Norway on Thursday.

After giving up five third-period goals in a 7-6 overtime win over Austria on Tuesday, Canada left little to chance against the Norwegians.

Brandon Tanev, Andrew Mangiapane and Jared McCann also scored for Canada, which outshot Norway 33-6 in a drama-free win.

Nicolas Daws made his first start in goal after Jordan Binnington and Joel Hofer struggled earlier in the tournament. He made five saves and assisted on McCann’s empty-net marker.

Stian Solberg scored for Norway, while Henrik Haukeland made 29 saves in goal.

The win kept Canada in first place in Group A with 11 points from three regulation wins and an overtime victory. Switzerland also has 11 points through four games, but Canada has a superior goal differential (plus-10 to plus-8).

Canada next faces Finland on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2024.

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