-- It was a record-breaking performance for the Canadian National Junior Team on Wednesday at HSBC Arena.
While captain Ryan Ellis
was establishing a new scoring standard for defensemen, teammate Brayden Schenn
was equaling a mark shared by fellow Canadian greats Mario Lemieux
and Simon Gagne
when he erupted for four goals as Team Canada cruised to a 10-1 victory over Norway in preliminary-round play at HSBC Arena.
Ellis produced three assists to move into first place on the all-time scoring list for defensemen with 23 points (4 goals, 19 assists) in just 15 WJC games -- eclipsing Finland's Reijo Ruotsalainen
(9 goals, 21 points in 24 games, 1977-80).
"It's a pretty awesome accomplishment," Ellis said. "That's something to enjoy afterwards, but it's really cool."