Team Canada earned a hard-fought win over a pesky squad from Switzerland that was desperate to earn a win after having dropped their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament.
The Swiss got the jump on Canada in the first period, getting goals from Damien Riat and Dario Meyer before Dylan Strome (ARI) provided Canada’s wake-up call with his third of the tournament. Joe Hicketts (DET) tied the game up, with Brayden Point (TBL) scoring the shootout winner to give Canada the 3-2 victory.
Hicketts is one of three Canadian defenders to have notched two points in the tournament, with the Victoria Royals’ defender adding an assist to his goal against the Swiss. Another Team Canada defenseman who is capable of putting up points, Travis Sanheim (PHI) of the Calgary Hitmen, hasn’t made it onto the scoresheet yet, but others have picked up the slack.
Sanheim and Hicketts met with the media following the win over Switzerland, with their comments being captured in this Hockey’s Future video.
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