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IIHF hoping to see more tickets sold in Montreal

HELSINKI—The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation says lowering ticket prices and boosting the number of French-speaking players on Canada’s roster could help improve attendance at the 2017 world junior championship in Montreal.

“It’s a big city,” Rene Fasel told a news conference today, the final day of the 2016 tournament.

Canada cruises to win over Denmark

HELSINKI—Mitch Marner took off his sandal, held it up like a microphone, and joined the reporters interviewing teammate Dylan Strome.

Strome laughed and swatted away his friend’s shoe before continuing to answer questions about Canada’s forward lines after a 6-1 victory over Denmark yesterday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship.

Defensive miscues cost Jays

TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays’ usually smooth defence was due for a misfire.

Toronto had three errors and other defensive miscues as the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 victory yesterday afternoon.

“We’ve been playing outstanding defence so we’re due for a clunker like this,” said Jays’ starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, who was charged with an error in the fourth inning.