After splitting their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team Canada was given a good scare by Switzerland on Day 4 of the tournament, with the Swiss taking Canada to a shootout before captain Brayden Point (TBL) and Mathew Barzal (NYI) netted shootout markers to give Canada the win.
Switzerland jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period before Canada halved the lead on a late goal by Dylan Strome to send the teams to the locker rooms with the Swiss leading, 2-1. Canada defenseman Joe Hicketts (DET) knotted the game at two in the second period, after which starting goaltenders Mackenzie Blackwood (NJD) and Joren van Pottelberghe (DET) locked things down through the remainder of regulation and overtime.
Strome, who plays for the Erie Otters of the OHL and is an Arizona Coyotes prospect, is Canada’s leading scorer after three games with three goals and one assist. He spoke with the media after the win over Switzerland, with some of his comments being captured in this Hockey’s Future video.
Highlights from the Switzerland-Canada game are included in the video below.
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