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Canada scores three third-period goals to down Germany 5-2 at under-18 event

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IMATRA, Finland - Ryan Gropp, Travis Konecny and Jared McCann scored third-period goals to lead Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday.

Gropp broke a 2-2 tie at 14:24 of the third before Konecky put the defending champions ahead 4-2 at 16;18. McCann rounded out the scoring with 35 seconds remaining to play.

Daniel Audette and Conner Bleackley also scored for Canada (2-0), which opened the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Thursday.

Julio Billia stopped 21 shots for Canada, which outshot Germany 42-23.

The Canadians face Slovakia on Sunday.

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