2014 WJC Podcast: Canada builds momentum entering quarterfinal contest against Switzerland

By HF Staff

Zach Fucale - Team Canada

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads goaltender and Montreal Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale took over in goal for Canada in the third game of the 2014 WJC, and helped the team land a top seed for the playoff round (courtesy of Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

After suffering an upset loss in the second game of the preliminary round at the 2014 World Junior Championship, Team Canada won the final two games of that round to take the top seeding in Group A. That top seeding has led the team to a date in the quarterfinals with Switzerland.

The talent-laden Canadian squad should be the heavy favorite in this contest, but Switzerland has been giving more talented opponents fits in recent years at the WJC. One major key that could be in favor of Canada, though, is in goal as Zach Fucale could be the star goaltender that the country has lacked in the past few World Juniors.

Hockey's Future writers Chapin Landvogt and Derek O'Brien are in Malmo, Sweden for this WJC, and used the downtime on New Year's Day to record their conversations previewing the quarterfinal matches. This podcast previews the Canada-Switzerland matchup.

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