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Billy Bridges gets second hat trick as Canada downs Germany 6-3

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Billy Bridges registered a hat trick and added three assists as Canada doubled Germany 6-3 in its second match at the world sledge hockey championship on Sunday.

It was Bridges' second hat trick of the tournament. He had three goals, two assists in Canada's opening game on Saturday, an 11-0 trouncing over Italy.

Bridges tallied two in the first period and his third at 10:24 in the final frame to cap the scoring.

"We've had to go through some weak teams," said Bridges about his offensive productivity in Canada's early tournament schedule. "Hopefully we can build on these wins."

Greg Westlake, Jean Labonte and Adam Dixon also had goals for the Canadian side, who built a 3-1 lead going into the third period.

"We're not a team that sits back on the lead," said Bridges. "We kept up the pressure as much as we could. They got some lucky rebounds, the goals that they scored. But we definitely didn't sit back on the lead."

Bas Disveld, Sebastian Kessler and Jorg Wedde countered with goals for Germany, whose goalie Rolf Rabe made 14 saves. Canada's Paul Rosen stopped nine shots.

"Norway just barely won against them, so we expected a lot more coming out of (Germany)," he added. "We controlled the game and did what we have to do (to get the win)."

Canada next faces Japan on Tuesday.

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