A game that was fairly close after one period of play turned into an eight-goal margin of victory for Team Canada as they downed Switzerland by a 9-1 score in the quaterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND.
Eleven players notched points in Canada’s win, with forwards Tyson Jost (Penticton – BCHL) and Brett Howden (Moose Jaw – WHL) leading the way with five points apiece. Jost netted a hat trick and added two assists, while Howden scored two goals and added three assists.
Other goal scorers for Canada were forward Michael McLeod (Mississauga – OHL) with a pair, along with defenseman David Quenneville (Medicine Hat – WHL) and forward Cameron Morrison (Youngstown – USHL) who netted one goal apiece. In addition to the five goal scorers, defenseman Dante Fabbro (Penticton – BCHL) and forward Will Bitten (Flint – OHL) also notched multi-point games against the Swiss.
Picking up the win in goal was Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke – QMJHL), who stopped 25 of 26 shots including some important saves when the game was still close through the first 23 minutes.
Forward Cameron Morrison spoke with Hockey’s Future following the win, with his comments being included in this HF video.
Game highlights from the Canada-Switzerland quarterfinal match can be viewed below.
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