Canada rebounds to beat Czech Republic 6-1 at Ivan Hlinka memorial tournament

BRECLAV, Czech Republic - Canada's men's under-18 hockey team bounced back from a disappointing opening game at the Ivan Hlinka memorial tournament by defeating the Czech Republic 6-1.

Jarrod Maidens and Morgan Rielly each had a goal and an assist for Canada, which opened the event with a penalty-filled 5-1 loss to Sweden yesterday.

Andreas Athanasiou, Charles Hudon, Sean Monahan and Matthew Dumba had the other goals for Canada.

Pavel Sedlacek replied for the Czechs.

Canada head coach Steve Spott pleaded with his players to adjust to the European style of refereeing and it seemed to get through against the hosts.

The Canadians take on Switzerland in their round-robin finale tomorrow.