Photo: Mark Blinch, The canadian Press
Brett Howden scored two goals in the face of Denmark.
Brett Howden scored two goals and Canada is assured of finishing top of group A thanks to a victory of 8-0 in the face in Denmark, Saturday, at the world Championship of junior hockey.
In the quarter finals, Tuesday, Canada will play against the team that finishes in fourth place of group B. It will be either the Czech Republic or Switzerland, depending on the outcome of their duel on Sunday.
Carter Hart stopped 18 shots in the victory for Canada (3-0-1-0).
Robert Thomas, Sam Steel, Cale Makar, Alex Formenton, Michael McLeod and Drake Batherson were the other goal scorers for the maple leaf flag. Cal Foote has accumulated three helpers.
Emil Gransoe has rejected 36 shots in front of the net Denmark (0-0-0-3), who faces Slovakia (1-0-0-2), Sunday.
Even if Canada and the United States (1-1-0-1) could finish the preliminary round with three victories each — if the Americans beat Finland on Sunday, Canada has the advantage since all of his victories have been gained in legal time, which is worth three points. The United States beat Canada in the shootout, which gave him only two points, against Canada.
The defender of Canada’s Dante Fabbro, who is still recovering from a contusion at the bottom of the body, has not been used during the last two periods in the face in Denmark.
Canada quickly took control of the game, while Thomas has enjoyed a remission of Taylor Raddysh to open the scoring after 3:52 of the game.
Howden has widened the gap with 2:39 to do the first twenty, pushing the disc into the goal after a Danish defender came accidentally in contact with Gransoe.
Canada returned to the locker room with a lead of three goals, since Steel has benefited from a return to launch to fly with 25 seconds to go.
Makar has reignited the ball after a little less than eight minutes of play in the second period, and then Howden added his second goal of the game less than 90 seconds later.
Formenton has brought the mark to 6-0 early in the third period following a breakaway. McLeod and Batherson have completed the mark.