PYETT NETS GOAL AND TWO HELPERS IN WIN - HALMSTEAD, Sweden (CP) - Canada scored five power-play goals en route to a 9-2 win over Norway at the world men's under-18 hockey championship Thursday.

The Canadians improved to 2-0 and face host Sweden on Saturday before wrapping up Pool B play against Finland on Monday.

The top team in each pool earns a berth in the semifinals while the second and third seeds cross over and meet in the quarter-finals.

Justin Azevedo of the Kitchener Rangers scored three power-play goals and linemate Francois Bouchard of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar had a goal and three assists.

Defenceman Ben Shutron of the Kingston Frontenacs helped generate offence from the back end with a goal and five assists. Defenceman Logan Pyett of the Regina Pats contributed a goal and two assists.

Kingston's Cory Emmerton, Victor Bartley of the Kamloops Blazers and John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals also scored for the Canadians, who outshot Norway 36-13.

Jonathan Bernier of the Lewiston Maineiacs picked up his second win of the tournament with 13 saves.

Peter Rohn and Robin Dahlstrom scored for Norway.