Team Canada defeated Team Europe 4-1 on Wednesday in the final World Cup of Hockey 2016 preliminary-round game for each. Team Canada (3-0-0) won Group A and will face either Team North America or Team Russia in one semifinal. Team Europe (2-1-0) finished second and will play Team Sweden in the other semifinal.
Here are the three stars of the game as selected by members of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 Organizing Committee:
3rd star - Claude Giroux, F, Team Canada
SHOT, 3 HITS, 15:50 TOI
Dressed for the first time at World Cup and played a solid game.
2nd star - Logan Couture, F, Team Canada
GOAL, ASSIST, 16:19 TOI
Assisted on Jonathan Toews' goal that gave Team Canada breathing room after Team Europe had cut its lead to 2-1. Finished the scoring with goal in the third period.
1st star - Jonathan Toews, F, Team Canada
2 GOALS, ASSIST, PLUS-3 RATING, 17:08 TOI
Gave Canada just what it needed to win Group A. Scored with 55 seconds left in the first period to make it 2-0, then gave Canada a 3-1 lead on a 2-on-1 at 14:48 of the second.