Canada White fin­ishes round robin un­de­feated, faces Fin­land in quar­ters

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Con­nor Mc­clen­non had a pair of goals as Canada White downed the Czech Repub­lic 5-1 on Tues­day to fin­ish un­de­feated in the pre­lim­i­nary round of the World Un­der-17 Hockey Chal­lenge.

Tris­tan Len­nox made 24 saves for the win while Dy­lan Robin­son, Char­lie Des­roches and Jeremy Poirier rounded out the Canada White of­fence with a goal apiece.

Jan Cikhart broke Len­nox's shutout bid late in the third with a power-play goal for the Czechs. Jan Bed­nar gave up four goals on 10 shots for the loss.

Canada White won all three of its round-robin games and will play Fin­land in Thurs­day's quar­ter­fi­nals.

The Czechs will face Rus­sia, The United States plays Canada Red and Swe­den is up against Canada Black in Thurs­day's other quar­ter­fi­nal matchups.

Mc­clen­non leads all skaters at the tour­na­ment with six goals and nine points.

Ear­lier Tues­day, Ryan O'rourke scored the go-ahead goal with less than two min­utes to play as Canada Black edged the Amer­i­cans 5-4.

And in Quis­pam­sis, N.B., Dy­lan Garand scored in over­time to lift Canada Red over Fin­land 4-3, while Rus­sia beat Swe­den 3-0 to wrap up round-robin play.

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