(Prague) Connor Bedard had two goals and an assist on Sunday, helping Canada defeat the Danes 5-1 at the world hockey championship.

Bedard scored early in the first and third periods.

He first hit the mark with a veiled shot from the point and later with a close shot, on reception.

He leads the tournament scorers with four goals.

He and Kaspars Daugavins of Latvia sit at the top with five points.

Dylan Cozens, Dawson Mercer and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the other goals for Canada, which is 2-0 in Group A.

“I really liked our third period,” said Canada coach André Tourigny.

“We won several battles for puck control and we were aggressive on the forecheck. »

Cozens and Dubois scored on the power play, while Mercer completed in an empty net.

Author of 19 saves, Jordan Binnington was beaten by Christian Wejse on a rebound at 6:15 in the second period.

Frederik Dichow stopped 37 shots.

John Tavares joined the Canadian team, following the elimination of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was complicit in Cozens’ goal.

“I like the makeup of our team,” Tavares said. There is talent, but also a robust side and a work ethic.

“We can take advantage of our speed and size. I think we are well balanced. »

Canada opened the tournament by beating the British 4-2 on Saturday.

The maple leaf will be in action again on Tuesday, against Austria.