Canada Opens With Win

Canada, coached by the Spokane Chiefs’ Mike Babcock, extended its World Junior Hockey Tournament winning streak to 18 games over three years with a 4-1 victory over Germany at Geneva.

Brad Isbister, Cameron Mann, Richard Jackman and Joe Thornton, scored for Canada. Canada, the four-time defending world junior hockey champion, is 26-1-1 in the last five world junior championships.

Canada (1-0) faces perhaps its toughest round-robin test today when it meets the United States (1-0).

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