Hodgson has hat trick as Team Canada pulls away to blow out Denmark
Team Canada Cody Hodgson, centre, is congratulated by teammates Troy Brouwer and Nazem Kadri, right after he scored the first goal against Denmark during first period Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:19PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:56PM EDT
MINSK, Belarus - Cody Hodgson scored a hat trick as Canada defeated Denmark 6-1 at the world hockey championship on Thursday at Chizhovka Arena.
Hodgson scored Canada's first two goals, then completed the hat trick in the third period to lead the way in a blowout. Matt Read scored twice and Jonathan Huberdeau added his first of the tournament as Canada won for the third time in four games.
Ben Scrivens made 29 saves in his second start, giving up just a two-on-one goal to Nicklas Jensen, who plays for the Vancouver Canucks.
Patrick Galbraith, Denmark's goalie who plays in the Swedish Hockey League, made 40 saves on 46 shots.
Canada faces Italy on Friday.
Hodgson's career in the NHL has been a progression, especially since the Vancouver Canucks traded him to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian at the 2012 trade deadline.