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Canada wins Group C; Italy, Germany advance

Updated: May 2, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

MYTISCHI, Russia -- Rick Nash scored the winning goal that gave Canada a 5-4 victory over Slovakia and the Group C preliminary-round title at the hockey world championships Wednesday.

Sweden also remained perfect with a third straight rout, 6-0 over Switzerland to head to the qualifying round having outscored its Group A opponents 21-3.

Earlier, Jason Cirone scored late in overtime to help Italy defeat Latvia 4-3 in Group A and avoid the relegation round. In Group C, Michael Wolf scored ...

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