Team Canada got off to a decent start this morning at the World Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Sherwood Park Alberta raised Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes made 19 saves as Canada defeated Slovakia 3-2. The Team Canada goal scorers were Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars.
The Team Canada squad were the victim of the injury bug however. Alexandre Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks might have suffered a concussion after hitting his head hard on the ice. Burrows’ possible injury came just a few days after Team Canada had to send home P.K. Subban, who injured his knee in an exhibition game against Team Switzerland.
In other games, United States beat France 7-2, Germany blanked Italy 3-0, Czech Republic shut out Denmark 2-0, Finland beat Belarus 1-0 and Sweden defeated Norway 3-1.
Canada’s next game is against the United States at 10am on Saturday morning on TSN.