Canada routs France 7-1, advances to quarterfinals at world hockey championship


HELSINKI – Canada is through to the quarterfinals at the men’s world hockey championship after beating France 7-1 Tuesday.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had two goals and an assist, Dylan Cozens scored and added a pair of helpers, Zach Whitecloud put up one of each and Drake Batherson contributed four assists.

Max Comtois, Eric O’Dell and Damon Severson also scored for Canada, which improved to 5-2 in preliminary round play.

The French (1-1-5) got a goal from Anthony Rech 8:20 into the third period.

Sebastian Ylonen stopped 37-of-44 shots for France and Chris Driedger made 18 saves for Canada.

The Canadians will face Sweden in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 24, 2022.


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