IMATRA, Finland - Ryan Gropp, Travis Konecny and Jared McCann scored third-period goals to lead Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday.
Gropp broke a 2-2 tie at 14:24 of the third before Konecky put the defending champions ahead 4-2 at 16;18. McCann rounded out the scoring with 35 seconds remaining to play.
Julio Billia stopped 21 shots for Canada, which outshot Germany 42-23.
The Canadians face Slovakia on Sunday.