BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jonah Gadjovich scored twice and Canada routed Slovakia 6-0 on Wednesday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.
Maxime Comtois, Taylor Raddysh, Sam Steel and Jordan Kyrou also scored and Colton Point made 20 saves. Canada was coming off a 4-2 victory over Finland on Tuesday in its Group A opener.
David Hrenak made 48 saves for Slovakia.
The defending champion United States opened Tuesday night with a 9-0 victory over Denmark. The Americans will resume Group A play Thursday night against Slovakia, then will face Canada on Friday in an outdoor game at the Buffalo Bills' stadium in Orchard Park.
In the lone Group B game Wednesday, Philipp Kurashev, Nicolas Muller and Valentin Nussbaumer scored and Philip Wuthrich made 27 saves to help Switzerland open with a 3-2 victory over Belarus. Mmaxim Sushko and Viktor Bovbel scored for Belarus, coming off a 6-1 loss to Sweden on Tuesday.