ROYALS REPORT — Canada 8 Denmark 0

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(ISN) – Team Canada scored six goals in the final two periods to beat Denmark 8-0 in a quarter-final match-up on Friday night in Toronto.

Canada Quick Hits:

Curtis Lazar – 2g-1a
Connor McDavid – 1g-2a
Lawson Crouse – 1g-1a
Zach Fucale – Stopped 14 shots for the shutout

Team Canada Assistant Coach Dave Lowry:

“We played a really good game. Our goalie made a big save early that gave us momentum and we stuck to our game plan.”

Joe Hicketts Quick Hits:

– Hicketts made a stretch pass from deep in the Canadian zone to spring Lazar on a breakaway for Canada’s fifth goal of the game

– Also assisted on Canada’s eighth goal

– Was a +2 on the night

– Two shots on goal

– Extensive time on the Penalty Kill

– Partnered with Dillon Heatherington of the Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

Team Canada Assistant Coach Dave Lowry:

“Joe was solid tonight. He is doing exactly what we expect him to do and he played the way we know he is capable of playing.”

Next Game:

Semi-Finals on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time): Canada vs. Slovakia
Team Canada Assistant Coach Dave Lowry:

“We have to play the same way we did tonight. We know that they (Slovakia) are going to be better than the last time we played them as they have shown their quality with the teams they have beaten to get to this game.”