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2015 IIHF World Championships - Day 3

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have five players participating in the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Czech Republic: Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall (Canada), Anton Lander and Oscar Klefbom (Sweden) and Matt Hendricks (United States).

We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!

We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel, who is playing for USA.

CANADA 10, GERMANY 0

Taylor Hall’s hat trick helped Canada pile up the offence in a 10-0 blowout of Germany at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Oilers wingers Hall and Jordan Eberle were dialled in early. Hall buried a chance, set up by Eberle, at 8:25 of the first to give Canada a 2-0 lead.

Hall scored his second of the game at 2:10 of the middle frame, assisted by Matt Duchene and Eberle.

His third, assisted by Duchene and Jake Muzzin, came at 19:37 of the second.

Cody Eakin scored two goals, as did Duchene, while Sidney Crosby, Aaron Ekblad, Claude Giroux and Tyler Ennis were the other goal scorers for Canada.

Hall finished the game +3 with three goals and six shots on goal. Eberle was +3 with two assists.

Canada hopes to make it three in a row on Monday, when they face Czech Republic at 12:15 p.m.

SWEDEN 6, AUSTRIA 1

Oilers Anton Lander and Oscar Klefbom both scored as Sweden cruised by Austria, 6-1.

Klefbom jumped up in the play and was set up by a centring pass by Mattias Sjogren. The defenceman buried, giving Sweden a 2-0 lead at 18:37 of the first.

Lander went to the net, took a pass and then circled the top of the crease, patiently waiting for an opening. He struck for the 3-0 lead.

Lander finished +4 with a goal and an assist, and two shots on goal. Klefbom was +3 with two shots on goal and his lone tally.

Filip Forsberg has a hat trick for Sweden. Dominique Heinrich was the lone goal scorer for Austria.

Sweden plays Latvia on Monday, at 8:15 a.m.


-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com

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