After a successful preliminary round where the team went undefeated in four games, Canada now shifts its focus to the knockout stage of the 2022 World Junior Championship. Up first is a quarterfinal game vs. Switzerland on Wednesday.
Canada breezed through Group A, outscoring opponents 27-7. It is coming off a 6-3 victory over Finland in its final preliminary game.
Mason McTavish and his 13 points led the way. The Canada captain ended group play with the most points and goals (seven) at the tournament. Behind McTavish is Connor Bedard with seven points, and then Ridly Greig, Joshua Roy, Brennan Othmann and Olen Zellweger all have six.
“(We’re) excited,” coach Dave Cameron said Tuesday of Canada’s mindset heading into the quarterfinals. “Our recognition goes to a different level now in terms of the level of pressure, the level of competition. We’re excited to get going.”
Switzerland finished fourth in Group B with three points. It won one game in the preliminary round and lost three in regulation, The Swiss defeated Austria in its final prelim game to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
Atillio Biasca leads the team with four points while Dario Allenspach, Joshua Fahrni and Fabian Ritzmann each have three.
The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the Canada-Switzerland matchup at the 2022 World Juniors.
Canada vs. Switzerland score
Canada vs. Switzerland live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors
7:59 p.m. — As the second period begins, word is that Ridly Greig is out for the rest of the contest. He was hit midway through the first by Vincent Despont and appeared to be laboring his left arm. He went down the tunnel and did not return. It seemed like a fairly blatant interference by Despont, but it went uncalled.
End 1st period: Canada 4, Switzerland 2
7:42 p.m. — Not a bad period by Canada, not a great one either, but regardless, the hosts lead 4-2 after a period. There are certainly some concerns about Canada and its defensive awareness in its own zone, but they are so good offensively that it hasn’t hurt them (yet). Logan Stankoven was all over the ice and was by far the best player, securing a goal and an assist.
7:40 p.m. — GOAL! With 8.2 seconds left, Switzerland gets its second goal of the game as Attilio Biasca beats Garand on the blocker side. Canada had defenders around Biasca, but they weren’t covering him, allowing him to field a pass by Fahrni cleanly and get a shot by Garand. A huge goal for the Swiss.
🇨🇭 Attilio Biasca finishes off a perfect pass from Joshua Fahrni in the dying seconds of the 1st period!
After 20 minutes:
🇨🇦 Canada 4 – 2 🇨🇭 Switzerland
— TSN (@TSN_Sports)
7:36 p.m. — Welcome to the game Kevin Pasche, as he makes a sensational pad stop on Brennan Othmann to negate another Canada goal. A pretty passing play by Canada that Othmann just can’t finish.
7:34 p.m. — GOAL! Floodgates are opening, as Nathan Gaucher slaps at a loose puck in the pads of Patenaude and it finds its way into the net. That’s just bad rebound control by Patenaude, who can’t control a fairly easy shot from Elliot Desnoyers that was along the ice. Kevin Pasche comes in to replace Patenaude in net. About three minutes left in the first and it’s 4-1.
🚨 Nathan Gaucher picks up a loose puck in front and Canada leads 4-1 in the 1st period!
Kevin Pasche has replaced Noah Patenaude in net for Switzerland.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports)
7:30 p.m. — GOAL! Stankoven makes it 3-1 Canada as he collects his own rebound and pots it into the empty net. Another horrible turnover by the Swiss leads to Stankoven with puck on his stick at the dot. His initial shot clangs off the post, but comes right to Stankoven crashing the net and he taps it in. The goal came moments after Stankoven set up Foerster nicely on the back door, but Foerster missed high.
When you pick up your own rebound 😮
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey)
7:25 p.m. — GOAL! Jack Thompson gives Canada the lead back, as he slams home a loose puck from a Ronan Seeley shot. Seeley’s shot was blocked and deflected over to the right side, where Thompson was unattended. Mats Alge had blocked a Thompson one-timer earlier in the shift and was laboring. He was supposed to be covering Thompson, but was in a ton of pain from the shot and couldn’t get in there in time.
Jack on the spot. 🇨🇦🚨
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada)
7:24 p.m. — Talk about bad turnovers, the Swiss just had the worst one of the day, as a pass back to no one sends Stankoven in all alone. The puck was too far out in front of him, and he had to rush a shot, and was denied by Patenaude.
7:23 p.m. — A strong power move by Ridley Gregig, who steals the puck away from the Swiss defender, cuts to the post ands tries to stuff it five-hole on Patenaude, but it stays out.
7:20 p.m. — A neutral zone turnover by Canada leads to Josh Fahrni coming in on a 2 on 1, gets a great look but fires it right into the gut of Garand. Canada has had some good looks, but again, they’re having trouble with the puck in their end of the ice.
7:15 p.m. — Canada could not have asked for a better start with the Foerster goal … and could not have had a worse response after. Credit to the Swiss for immediately answering and applying offensive pressure, but Canada doesn’t look comfortable in their own zone. They haven’t had to play a ton in their defensive zone, and we’ve seen flashes of it at times where they aren’t totally structured.
7:12 p.m. — GOAL! And just like that, it’s a tie game. Simon Knak has a nice tip on a Brian Zanetti shot that bounces down onto the ice and by Dylan Garand. 1-1 less than three minutes in.
Switzerland answers fast 🚨
Simon Knak tips one home to tie the game early in the 1st period.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports)
7:09 p.m. — GOAL! That didn’t take long. Just 67 seconds into the game and Tyson Foerster finds the back of the net, his third game in a row with a goal. Nice feed from Logan Stankoven to hit Foerster streaking in on the right side and he fires it passed Noah Patenaude.
Tyson Foerster opens the scoring for 🇨🇦 Canada 1:07 into the game 🚨
— TSN (@TSN_Sports)
6 p.m. — Interesting decision by Dave Cameron, as he switches Brennan Othmann and Will Cuylle. Othmann had been skating with Connor Bedard and Mason McTavish and had six points in only three games (he was scratched in the opener). Cuylle provides a little more defense, but don’t be surprised to see Cameron make an in-game switch if it isn’t working.
Here are your lines for Canada and Switzerland.
Rangers prospects Will Cuylle and Brennan Othmann swap lines, with Cuylle joining Bedard and McTavish on L1. As productive as they’ve been, that line has been hemmed in a little too much. Likely hoping Cuylle helps there.
— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler)
What channel is Canada vs. Switzerland on today?
- Canada: TSN4
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be on the call live in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during intermissions.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at TSN.ca or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Canada vs. Switzerland start time
- Time: 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local)
The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. local time, from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.
Canada vs. Switzerland odds
- Canada: -5.5 (-119)
- Switzerland: +5.5 (-116)
Canada is a 5.5-goal favorite on the puckline for the contest against Switzerland at the World Juniors,.
Canada World Juniors schedule 2022
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Opponent||Result||Time (ET), TV|
|Aug. 10||Latvia||W, 5-2||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 11||Slovakia||W, 11-1||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 13||Czechia||W, 5-1||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 15||Finland||W, 6-3||6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 17||Switzerland (quarterfinals)||—||7 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 19||Semifinals||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|
|Aug. 20||Bronze/gold||—||TBD (TSN, NHLN)|