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By Paul Svoboda - Belleville Intelligencer
Brendan Gaunce finally got on the scoresheet at the world U18 hockey championships, and it was worth the wait.
The Belleville Bulls centre scored his first two goals of the tournament, both in the first period, as Team Canada took a 4-1 lead over the host Czechs in the opening 20 minutes en route to a 6-2 victory Monday at Brno. The win improves Canada’s record to 2-1 and sets up a huge meeting with arch-rival USA Tuesday with live broadcast on TSN starting at 2 p.m.
The U.S. is 3-0 and has not surrendered a goal following wins of 4-0 over Finland, 5-0 against the Czechs and 4-0 versus Denmark. The Canadians dumped the Danes 6-1 in their tournament opener, then fell 4-2 to Finland before getting back on track with Monday’s win over the Czechs.
Gaunce scored at 9:26 and 12:41, while Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals, Kerby Rychel of the Windsor Spitfires, Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice (WHL) and Mathew Dumba of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL) scored Canada’s other goals. Rychel added two assists.
Matt Murray of the Soo Greyhounds made 23 saves for the W. Canada fired 41 shots at the Czech net.
Tuesday’s game marks the end of round robin play in Pool A for both Canada and the U.S. Playoffs are Thursday and Friday, leading to championship games — gold and bronze — on Sunday.
BULL BITS ... Three mock drafts appearing on the NHL.com website all have Bulls netminder MALCOLM SUBBAN and GAUNCE going in the first round of the 2012 selections in June in Pittsburgh, Subban as high as 10th overall. MIKE MORREALE has Gaunce going to the Ottawa Senators 15th overall while Subban is chosen by the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins at No. 24. Both STEVEN HOFFNER and ADAM KIMELMAN have Gaunce going to the Buffalo Sabres and Subban to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their respective draft predictions. Hoffner has Gaunce to Buffalo, 12th overall, and Subban to Tampa Bay with the No. 10 pick. Kimelman also sees Gaunce going to Buffalo 12th while he has Subban landing in Tampa Bay with the Lightning’s second pick in the first round, 23rd overall.
(Photo Credit: Jana Chytilova/HHOF)