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Makar, Timmins Help Canada To Top Seed At World Juniors

The two Colorado Avalanche prospects registered points in win over Denmark

by Taylor Hodapp /

Both Colorado Avalanche prospects found the scoresheet Saturday night to help Team Canada soar over Denmark, 8-0, and clinch first place in Group A of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York.

Canada finished the preliminary round with a 3-0-1-0 record (10 points). Its only defeat came in a shootout against the United States on Friday in the first outdoor game in tournament history.

Makar scored for the second consecutive game, finding the back of the net at 7:52 of the second period to give the Canadians a 4-0 lead over the Danes. Makar leads all Canada defensemen in scoring after registering four points (two goals and two assists) in the first four games of the tournament.

Conor Timmins recorded an assist on the first goal of the final frame and finished second in ice time on Canada, logging 23:08. The defenseman now has two assists in four contests.

Canada sent 44 pucks toward the Danish goal and only allowed 18 shots on their own net in the shutout win. The club lit the lamp three times in the first 20 minutes and never seemed to let up. Canada added two more markers during the second stanza and another hat trick of goals were recorded in the third.

Team Canada will face the fourth place team in Group B (Russia or Switzerland) in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Tuesday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo.

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