Canada through to U18 hockey semifinals after 10-3 rout of Czech Republic

FRISCO, Texas — Connor Bedard had two goals and three assists and Dylan Guenther also scored twice as Canada hammered the Czech Republic 10-3 in quarterfinal action Monday at the under-18 men's hockey championship.

Wyatt Johnston, Conner Roulette, Logan Stankoven, Ryan Winterton, Brett Harrison and Shane Wright also scored for Canada.

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Lukas Pajer, Jaroslav Chmelar and Gabriel Szturc scored for the Czech Republic.

Benjamin Gaudreau made 29 saves for Canada.

Tomas Suchanek allowed three goals on Canada's first five shots before making way for Oliver Satny in the Czech net. Satny made 22 saves on 29 shots in relief.

Russia defeated Belarus 5-2 in an earlier quarterfinal.

Canada had to wait until Monday's other quarterfinals were complete before finding out its semifinal opponent. Finland was scheduled to face Switzerland, followed by a game between the host United States and Sweden.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2021.

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