Bedard puts on a show and makes history in Canada's dominating win against Austria
Team Canada forward Connor Bedard joined some elite company Tuesday night.
The 16-year-old scored four goals in an 11-2 win over Austria, becoming the youngest to score four goals at the World Juniors.
Bedard joined Mario Lemieux (1983), Simon Gagne (1999), Brayden Schenn (2010), Taylor Raddysh (2016) and Maxime Comtois (2018) in the Canadian junior men's record books for the most goals scored in a single game.
He also became the first 16-year-old to score a hat trick for Canada at this event since Wayne Gretzky, who did it twice in 1977.
"It's definitely cool hearing your name and one of, if not the greatest to ever play," Bedard said. "It's one game and I don't think I'll be getting 2,800 points in the NHL. It's cool though to hear my name with his. It's good, but we've got a long way to go in this tournament."
Bedard scored twice in the first period in a span of 71 seconds, and added a nice hat trick goal in the second against Austria.
Bedard was the seventh 16-year-old named to the national men's junior team in its 45-year history, joining players such as Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.
The win moves Canada to 2-0 in the tournament.