Nugent-Hopkins paces Canada to 9-3 win over Germany at world juniors
Canada's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Switzerland's Morris Trachsler vie during their Group H game Canada vs. Switzerland of the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in this May 2012 file photo. (AP Photo/Martti Kainulainen)
Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:18AM CST
UFA, Russia - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and four assists to pace Canada to a 9-3 win over Germany to open the 2013 world junior hockey championship Wednesday.
Mark Scheifele scored twice, including a short-handed goal, and Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and two assists for Canada.
Canada's other scorers were Ty Rattie, Ryan Strome, Jonathan Drouin and defencemen Xavier Ouellet and Tyler Wotherspoon.
Goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 25 of 28 shots for the win.
Leonhard Pfoderl countered with a goal and an assist for the Germans. Tobias Rieder, who plays for the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers, and Nickolas Latta also scored for Germany.
Elmar Trautmann made 37 saves on 46 shots in Germany's net.
(The Canadian Press)Nugent-Hopkins paces Canada to 9-3 win over Germany at world juniors