Five members of the Coyotes organization - Head Coach Dave Tippett (Canada), Mikkel Boedker (Denmark), Connor Murphy (USA), Andy Miele (USA) and Tobias Rieder (Germany) - are competing at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.
DAY ONE: May 9, 2014
• Canada lost to France, 3-2 in a shootout, in the Group A opener.
Brayden Schenn and Erik Gudbranson scored goals for Canada, which is hoping to win its first medal at this event since winning silver in 2009. Canada has exited in the quarterfinals four years in a row.
• USA defeated Belarus, 6-1, in a Group B game.
Brock Nelson, Johnny Gaudreau, Colin McDonald, Jacob Trouba (two goals), and Jake Gardiner scored for USA.
Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Andy Miele did not play.NEXT UP (for Coyotes) on Saturday:
Germany vs. Kazakhstan at 2:45 a.m. (AZ time)
Denmark vs. Sweden at 6:45 a.m. (AZ time)
Canada vs. Slovakia at 10:45 a.m. (AZ time)
USA vs. Switzerland oat 10:45 a.m. (AZ time)