Ebene News – CA – Team Canada faces Switzerland at World Junior Championships Tuesday – NEWS 1130

The Canadiens are halfway to a win in Group A, which would set them up for a favorable quarter-final game on Saturday

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Team Canada’s quest for the world juniors continues Tuesday afternoon against Switzerland, but the defending champions will not face their first real test at the tournament until the weekend

Canada beat opponents 19-3 in the first two games of the tournament, and are a big favorite to move up to 3-0 against the Swiss at 3 pm PT

The Canadians are halfway to a win in Group A, which would set them up for a favorable quarter-final game on Saturday and perhaps help the team avoid tougher opponents in Sweden, in Russia or USA until the semi-finals

So Team Canada likely won’t see the two Canucks prospects – Swedish forward Arvid Costmar and Russian captain Vasili Podkolzin – in this year’s tournament for quite some time to come

A quarter-final loss would repeat the team’s early exit in 2016 from the tournament when they fell to Finland at Rogers Arena

Meanwhile, at his second World Junior Championships, Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants quickly became a leader on and off the ice Virtually every player on the Canadian team was a first-round pick. in the NHL Draft, and defenseman Byram is no exception

He was named co-captain following Kirby Dach’s wrist injury that ended the tournament In two games, Byram leads the Canadiens in ice time averaging 22 minutes per game, and he leads the tournament plus-minus to a plus ten

Additionally, Byram has the big game experience to help Canada later in the tournament too. Not only was he part of that gold medal team in the Czech Republic last year, but he also led the WHL scoring in the Giants’ race to the league final in 2019

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Ebene News – CA – Team Canada faces Switzerland at World Juniors on Tuesday – NEWS 1130

Source: https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/12/29/world-juniors-canada-switzerland/