Alexis Lafreniere dazzles in Canada's World Juniors win over USA

Posted at 8:38 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 20:39:26-05

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Arizona Coyotes forward Barrett Hayton scored twice to help Canada beat the United States 6-4 in their Group B opener at the world junior hockey championship in the Czech Republic.

Alexis Lafreniere gave Canada a 5-4 lead with 3:11 left, just 7 seconds after Shane Pinto tied it for the U.S.

In the other Group B game, the host Czech Republic beat Russia 4-3. In Group A, Sweden beat Finland 3-2 in overtime and Switzerland topped Kazakhstan 5-3.