December 28, 1996 in Sports

Canada Opens With Win

Compiled From Wire Services

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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