Regina Pats forward Sam Steel got the only goal Canada needed Wednesday night just 2:39 into the game as they beat Slovakia 6-0 at the World Junior Hockey Championship to improve their record to 2-0. The goal was Steel’s second in as many games. He also added an assist.
Canada will have Thursday off before playing the host United States in an outdoors game to be played at the home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
The Canadians played without the services of Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague who suffered a foot injury in a tournament-opening win over Finland.