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Canada scores three third-period goals to down Germany 5-2 at under-18 event

Saturday, 04.19.2014 / 11:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Canada scores three third-period goals to down Germany 5-2 at under-18 event

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.

Daniel Audette and Conner Bleackley also scored for Canada (2-0), which opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Thursday.

Julio Billia stopped 21 shots for Canada, which outshot Germany 42-23.

The Canadians face Slovakia on Sunday.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

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