(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada rolls over Switzerland to advance to semi-finals

By Ken McKenna
Cameron Morrison - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Cameron Morrison competed for the Youngstown Phantoms in 2015-16, scoring 34 goals and 66 points in 60 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)



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.

The win sends Canada into a semi-final matchup against Sweden, who downed Slovakia by a 7-2 score to advance to the semi-finals.

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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