U18 Worlds Preview: Canada and Switzerland

U18 Worlds Preview: Canada and Switzerland

Match Notes: Canada vs Switzerland (30 April)

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Two very contrasting competitions for the opening of the IIHF U18 World Championship in 2021 showed the Canadian U-18 men’s national team that there are no easy games. After Thursday out of action, Canada are back and ready for their unbeaten start when they hit the ice in the first game of Group C against Switzerland.

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Without the services of Captain Shane Wright and Corsan Suleiman as a precaution, it was Mason McWeish who did a “C” for his country and helped Canada to start the tournament with two goals and stay perfect with it. Of.

4–2 difficult win over Latvia
. Benjamin Godrow made 25 saves and Dylan Guern added a goal and an assist to the Canadians.

Switzerland achieved the same result in the opening game of the tournament with Latvia, scoring two goals in 23 seconds in the first half. A 1: 7 defeat against Belarus in the following competition, however, resulted in a 1: 1 loss in Group A. Defender Dario Seidler led the Swiss in points with three assists in two games.

Last visit

Canada defeated Switzerland in the 2019 edition of the tournament.

7-4 win in preliminary round
With this, he got a 3-goal lead in the first 20 minutes of Connor Zari, Bryden Tracy and Thomas Harley.

The Swiss scored three consecutive goals in the second round, but Pieten Krebs’ record put Canada back on top for a 1:37 break.

Tracy added a second after the break before Dylan Cosin and Dylan Holloway scored. Canada gave Swiss goalkeeper Andre Heineur a 60-minute lead with 60 shots.

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Canada’s response to the narrow victory on Wednesday would be decisive, despite Latvia’s shooting time almost doubling to 52:27.

Latvia showed incredible determination and was able to win the last few minutes. This led to a full Canadian effort in the absence of Wright and Selman to continue the lay. It indicated that diligence and energy were qualities that could satisfy the superstar’s lack of power.

Will the Latvian class and an extra day of rest after back-to-back games and a lengthy 14-month layoff of many players arrive in time for Canada?

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Canada is ahead by +46 goals, with a 10–1 lead in head-to-head history. Three of these meetings took place during the termination, most recently in 2016 when

Tyson Ghost added a hat-trick and two assists in a 9–1 quarterfinal win.

You have to go back to 2010 to get Switzerland’s only win – for the first time in history under 18 – it was decided to win 3–1 against Canada in the rounding round.

Record: Canada Top 10-1 Canada Goals: 64 goals for Switzerland: 18

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