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Calgary Flames ahead Andrew Mangiapane is making a right away affect for Group Canada on the 2021 IIHF World Hockey Championship.
Lastly eligible to go well with up after finishing his quarantine necessities, Mangiapane buried the game-winner in Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over Norway.
The 25-year-old left-winger notched a career-high 18 targets for the Flames this season and apparently didn’t cool off any whereas spending six days locked in his lodge room after arriving in Latvia.
“I like the way in which he performs,” praised linemate Connor Brown, the Ottawa Senators common who arrange Mangiapane for Wednesday’s top-shelf one-timer from the slot. “He helped our offence rather a lot. He creates rather a lot on the market, thinks the sport rather well, assaults the center. He made loads of nice performs, so he was a giant key for our offensive enhance.”
Mangiapane is representing his nation for the primary time, and Group Canada actually ought to profit from including one other scoring menace to their lineup. They’re now in must-win mode after dropping three in a row to open pool play. Subsequent up for the Canadians is a matchup with Kazakhstan.
In the meantime, Flames defence prospect Connor Mackey has additionally completed his quarantine and may quickly debut for Group USA.
The 24-year-old acquired some excellent news Wednesday when he was named to the AHL’s Canadian Division all-star squad. As a rookie, Mackey collected 16 factors in 27 outings with the temporarily-relocated Stockton Warmth and in addition logged six appearances within the Flaming C.
— Wes Gilbertson