Team Canada lit the lamp in the final game of the preliminary round at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting a 9-2 win over Switzerland to finish a perfect 3-0 heading into their semi-final match against Russia.
Fourteen different players registered at least one point in the win, with forward Tyler Benson leading the way with four points (1G, 3A) and forwards Tyson Jost (3 goals), Nolan Patrick (1G, 2A) and Sam Steel (1G, 2A) each racking up three points for Canada.
Steel’s points were his first of the tournament. The 5’11”, 165-pound center competes for the Regina Pats of the WHL, where he posted 17 goals and 54 points in 2014-15, his first full season of WHL play. Steel is viewed as a potential first round selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, and may even break into the top 10 should he turn in a strong showing in 2015-16.
Hockey’s Future spoke with Steel after the win over Switzerland, with that conversation being included in this HF video.
CAN vs. SUI was a defining game for Tyson Jost and Sam Steel.
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