WorldsBlog May11

Four Devils players were in action Saturday at the 2024 IIHF Men's World Championship. Dawson Mercer (Canada), Nico Daws (Canada), Ondrej Palat (Czechia), and Luke Hughes (United States) helped each of their respective countries pick up wins while two of the three Devils skaters scored.

Read below for your full recap of today's games!


Dawson Mercer, Nico Daws

Despite Great Britain opening the scoring, four straight goals by the Canadians helped them take a 4-2 win. Connor Bedard had two goals for Canada while Brandon Hagel and Michael Bunting each had one.

Dawson Mercer played 9:11 and had two shots on goal in his first game with Canada. Nico Daws backed up Joel Hofer but did not play. The Canadians had Mercer with Brandon Tanev and Jack McBain on a line against Great Britain.

Canada is fourth in Group A with three points and one game played.


Ondrej Palat

In a tight battle through the first 40 minutes of play, a three-goal third period by the host country, Czechia, helped them pull away and beat Norway 6-3.

Devils forward Ondrej Palat scored Czechia's sixth and final goal of the game with just 54 seconds left in regulation. Palat also picked up an assist on the fifth goal late in the third period, finishing the game with two points. He played 16:47 in the win and recorded two shots on goal.

Czechia is currently first in Group A with five points through two games played after picking up the full three points today with their regulation win.


Luke Hughes

The U.S. started strong with a 2-0 first period and never looked back, scoring two goals each period to beat Germany 6-1. Germany's lone goal was in the second period.

Devils defenseman Luke Hughes scored the fourth U.S. goal with three seconds left in the middle frame. Hughes played 19:02 and finished the game with one goal on two shots in his second game at this year's Worlds.

The U.S. has one win and one loss through their first two games and are third in Group B with 3 points.


Six Devils players are in action on Sunday.

Slovakia (Simon Nemec) takes on Kazakhstan at 6:20 a.m. ET while Canada (Dawson Mercer, Nico Daws) faces Denmark at 10:20 a.m. ET. Switzerland (Akira Schmid, Nico Hischier, Jonas Siegenthaler) will play Austria on 2:20 p.m. ET.

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