Canada White finishes round robin undefeated, faces Finland in quarters
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.