(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland drops quarterfinal match but remains in top division

By Ken McKenna
Marco Miranda - Team Switzerland - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Switzerland forward and 2016 prospect Marco Miranda played for the GC Küsnacht Lions of the NLB in 2015-16, scoring 10 goals and 15 points in 36 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

The 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship came to an end in the quarterfinals for Team Switzerland after they dropped a 9-1 decision to Canada. While the quarterfinal outcome wasn’t pretty, the Swiss live to fight another day at the top level of the U18 tournament as they maintain class for next year’s event that will take place in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Swiss goaltender Philip Wuthrich (SC Bern – SUI) did what he could to keep things close through the first period and the early portion of the second, but he wore down in the face of Canada’s relentless 45-shot attack.

The lone goal-scorer for Switzerland was Janik Loosli (SC Bern – SUI), who also earned Player of the Game honors in the loss to Canada.

Leading the way on offense for the Swiss at this tournament was forward Nico Hischier (SC Bern – SUI), who netted a goal and added three assists in give games.

Switzerland forward and 2016 NHL Draft prospect Marco Miranda spoke with Hockey’s Future following the loss to Canada, with his comments being captured in this HF video.

Highlights from the Switzerland-Canada quarterfinal game can be viewed below.

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