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Canada takes on Switzerland in quarterfinals at world junior hockey championship

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EDMONTON – It’s win or go home as the quarterfinals begin at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton.

Canada (4-0-0) sits atop the standings after going undefeated in preliminary action and will face Switzerland (1-3) today.

The Canadians are captained by Anaheim Ducks’ prospect Mason McTavish, who leads the tournament in scoring with seven goals and six assists.

The Swiss clinched a spot in the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Austria on Monday, marking their lone win of the tournament so far.

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In other quarterfinals action, the reigning champion Americans (4-0-0) take on the Czechs (1-2-1), Sweden (3-1-0) battles Latvia (1-2-1), and Finland (3-1-0) plays Germany (2-2-0).

Canada took silver in the 2021 tournament, which was held at Edmonton’s Rogers Place without fans due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 17, 2022.

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