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Canada beats Czech Republic 5-1 in world junior hockey

Canada's Jaret Anderson-Dolan, front, and Czech Republic's Jan Hladonik, back left, skate after the puck during first-period IIHF world junior hockey ...
Canada's Jared McIsaac, left, and Maxime Comtois celebrate Comtois' goal against the Czech Republic during first-period IIHF world junior hockey champ...
Canada's Brett Leason, left, and Czech Republic's David Kvasnicka collide during third-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Van...
Canada goalie Michael DiPietro makes a save against the Czech Republic during second-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Vanco...
Finland's Sami Moilanen (28) gets thrown into the boards by Slovakia's Martin Pospisil (25) during the third period of a world junior hockey champions...
Finland's Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen goaltender celebrates his team's win over Slovakia with Sami Moilanen (28) following the third period of a world junior...
Slovakia's Milos Roman (26) tries to clear Finland's Rasmus Kupari (19) from in front of Slovakia goaltender Samuel Hlavaj (2) during the second perio...
Slovakia's Milos Roman (26) sends a shot past Finland goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1) during the second period of a world junior hockey championsh...
Denmark goalie Mads Soegaard (30) lies on the ice after allowing a goal to Switzerland's Philipp Kurashev (not shown) as Switzerland's Marco Lehmann (...

Canada's Jaret Anderson-Dolan, front, and Czech Republic's Jan Hladonik, back left, skate after the puck during first-period IIHF world junior hockey ...

Canada's Jared McIsaac, left, and Maxime Comtois celebrate Comtois' goal against the Czech Republic during first-period IIHF world junior hockey champ...

Canada's Brett Leason, left, and Czech Republic's David Kvasnicka collide during third-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Van...

Canada goalie Michael DiPietro makes a save against the Czech Republic during second-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Vanco...

Finland's Sami Moilanen (28) gets thrown into the boards by Slovakia's Martin Pospisil (25) during the third period of a world junior hockey champions...

Finland's Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen goaltender celebrates his team's win over Slovakia with Sami Moilanen (28) following the third period of a world junior...

Slovakia's Milos Roman (26) tries to clear Finland's Rasmus Kupari (19) from in front of Slovakia goaltender Samuel Hlavaj (2) during the second perio...

Slovakia's Milos Roman (26) sends a shot past Finland goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (1) during the second period of a world junior hockey championsh...

Denmark goalie Mads Soegaard (30) lies on the ice after allowing a goal to Switzerland's Philipp Kurashev (not shown) as Switzerland's Marco Lehmann (...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist, Michael DiPietro made 23 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to improve to 3-0 in the world junior hockey championship.

Maxime Comtois, Brett Leason, Alexis Lafreniere and MacKenzie Entwistle also scored for defending champion Canada. Ondrej Machala scored for the Czech Republic.

Canada will complete round-robin play Monday against Russia, with the Group A title likely at stake.

In the late game in Victoria, the United States and Sweden played for the Group B lead. The Americans played without star forward Jack Hughes for the second straight game. He's has an undisclosed injury.

In the early Group A game at Rogers Arena, Chicago Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev had a hat trick and Switzerland beat Denmark 4-0 to wrap up a spot in the quarterfinals.

Simon Le Coultre also scored and Luca Hollenstein made 21 saves for Switzerland. Denmark has been outscored 22-0 in three games.

In Group B in Victoria, Finland also secured a quarterfinal spot, beating Slovakia 5-1. Henri Jokiharju, Santeri Virtanen, Ville Heinola, Anton Lundell and Oskari Laaksonen scored for Finland. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 22 saves, allowing only Milos Roman's goal.