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VGK Players Stay Hot At IIHF Worlds

Stone recorded a hat trick for Canada on Saturday

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

On day nine of the IIHF Men's World Championships, Mark Stone recorded a hat trick to propel Canada to an 8-1 win against Germany in Canada's fifth game of the tournament.

Stone scored three consecutive goals for the Canadians as he gave them a 2-0 lead late in the first period. He buried his second of the game on a power play early in the second and completed the hat trick late in the second frame. Stone is now the second-highest goal scorer (five goals) on the Canadian roster behind tournament leader Anthony Mantha (seven goals).

Jonathan Marchessault picked up two assists as he set up Thomas Chabot in the first period and dished to Stone in the second period.

Nikita Gusev and Team Russia have rolled to five straight wins to open the tournament including a 3-1 win against Latvia on Saturday. Gusev scored his third goal of the tournament in that contest and now ranks second on the team in scoring with nine points (3G, 6A).

Russia's next matchup is against Switzerland at 11:15 a.m. PT Sunday while Canada returns to action at 11:15 a.m. PT Monday to take on Denmark.

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