Wright, McTavish every rating twice as Canada downs Belarus at U-18 championship

PLANO, Texas — Shane Wright and Mason McTavish scored two targets apiece as Canada capped an ideal preliminary spherical with a 5-2 win over Belarus on the world under-18 males’s hockey championship on Saturday.

Olen Zellweger additionally scored for Canada (4-0), which completed atop the five-team Group A.

Wright, a member of the Kingston Frontenacs, and McTavish, a Peterborough Pete, did not play for his or her regular groups this season because the Ontario Hockey League cancelled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wright, the OHL rookie of the 12 months in 2018-19 after being allowed into the league a 12 months early as an exceptional-status participant, missed the final two video games on the worlds for undisclosed causes.

Andrei Loshko and Ilya Morozov scored for Belarus, which break up its 4 preliminary-round video games.

Canada will face the Czech Republic within the quarterfinals on Monday.

Group B winner Finland meets Switzerland, Sweden squares off with america and Russia takes on Belarus within the different quarterfinals.

Canada hasn’t gained the match since 2013.

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