Connor Bedard

Blackhawks star Connor Bedard continues torrid start to IIHF Men's World Championship tourney

The Chicago Blackhawks rookie phenom Connor Bedard is showing out for Team Canada

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Blackhawks rookie superstar Connor Bedard continued to tear up the IIHF Men’s World Championship tournament on Sunday. Bedard scored twice again and added an assist as Canada eased past Denmark 5-1 Sunday for its second straight victory at the ice hockey world championship.

The 18-year-old Bedard opened the scoring 2:24 into Sunday's game with a shot from the blue line that went through traffic in front of the goal.

Bedard added his second early in the final period with a one-timer from close range.

Dylan Cozens, Dawson Mercer and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for Canada, whose goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 19 shots in the Group A game in Prague.

Center John Tavares recorded an assist as he joined the team for the first time after the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup

Mercer added the fourth for Canada into an empty net as Denmark pulled goaltender Frederik Dichow with two minutes left and Dubois completed the win on a power play.

Bedard also scored two goals in Canada’s 4-2 victory over Great Britain on Saturday.

After Sunday’s game against Denmark, Bedard and the Canadians have five more games in the group stage. If they advance out of the group stage as expected, they will advance to the playoff round, which begins on May 23.

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