EDMONTON, Alta. (AP) — Wyatt Kaiser and Carter Mazur each scored twice and the United States beat winless Austria 7-0 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in the group at the world junior championship.
Matt Coronato, Red Savage and Sasha Pastujov also scored for defending champions USA. Andrew Oke stopped 11 shots in the first two periods and Remington Keopple made four saves in the third.
“We knew we had to get off to a good start today,” USA coach Nate Leaman said. “Our schedule was different today, and it was important for us to adapt quickly. I’m happy with the way the team started the first half and held it. »
The United States will complete Sunday’s Group B game against Sweden.
In the evening, Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 to move to 3-0 in Group A. Captain Mason McTavish scored twice, Kent Johnson netted a lacrosse-style goal and added an assist, Greig Ridly and Tyson Foerester also scored and Dylan Garand made 22 saves.
“I’ve been doing this move since I was about 14 and doing it,” Johnson said. “Now it’s just something that’s kind of in the toolbox.”
Martin Rysavy scored for the Czech Republic (1-1-1).
At the end of the match, Germany beat Switzerland 3-2 in Group B.
Bennet Rossmy, Thomas Heigl and Haakon Hanelt scored for Germany (2-1). Simon Knak and Jonas Taibel scored for Switzerland (0-3)
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