Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Denmark 7-2 in Exhibition Game Ahead of Under-18 World Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Denmark 7-2 in Exhibition Game Ahead of Under-18 World Championship

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Canada beats Denmark 7-2 in U18 exhibition

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LAPPEENRANTA, Finland - Forward Brayden Point impressed head coach Kevin Dineen for the second straight exhibition game as Canada's under-18 hockey team defeated Denmark 7-2 on Monday.

Point scored twice and had an assist as the Canadians tuned up for their U18 world championship opener Thursday against Sweden.

"He goes to the hard places," said head coach Kevin Dineen, who recently guided the Canadian women's team to Olympic gold in Sochi. "He earns everything he gets."

Point, who plays for the Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors, had a goal and an assist in last Friday's 3-2 loss to Finland.

The five-foot-eight forward has been centring a line with Travis Konecny of the Ottawa 67's and Brendan Perlini of the Niagara IceDogs. Konecny had a goal Monday and Perlini added three assists.

"For the most part that line has been very good," Dineen said. "They're a pretty dynamic group."

Ryan Gropp of the Seattle Thunderbirds, Clark Bishop of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Ben Thomas of the Calgary Hitmen and Haydn Fleury of the Red Deer Rebels had the other Canadian goals. …

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