Owen Beck added to Canadian junior men’s hockey team after Colton Dach injury

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Owen Beck has been added to Canada‘s roster midway through the world junior men’s hockey championship because of Colton Dach’s tournament-ending injury.

Beck of Port Hope, Ont., joins the host team in Halifax ahead of Monday’s quarterfinal against Slovakia.

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Dach went to the dressing room in the third period of Saturday’s 5-1 win over Sweden after delivering a check. He did not return to the game.

Beck, 18, was drafted in the second round (33rd) by the Montreal Canadiens in this year’s NHL entry draft. In October he signed a three-year, entry-level contract, with the club.

The centre has 17 goals and 23 assists in 30 games for the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads.

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Dach, a 19-year-old from St. Albert, Alta., had two assists in four games for Canada in Halifax.

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