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Canada Hammers Switzerland at World Juniors

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Canada v Switzerland: Preliminary Round Group A - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

The Canadian World Junior team improved to a perfect 3 and 0 this afternoon, following a 10-0 drubbing of the Swiss.

After a slow start, in which Canada only led by one after 20 minutes, Team Canada blew the doors off the Swiss, scoring four goals on 23 shots in a dominant second period.

At the end of 40 minutes, the Canadians led 5-0, and held a 37-7 edge in shots, but they still didn’t let up in the third period, adding 5 more goals. By the end of the game, Canada had outshot the Swiss by a margin of 52-15.

Leading the way for Team Canada was their youngest player, 2020 second overall pick, and LA Kings prospect, Quinton Byfield, who scored twice and added four assists for a six point night. Despite the lopsided score, no other Canadian player registered more than three points.

Oilers prospect Dylan Holloway was held off the scoresheet, but he did receive a two-minute minor penalty. Holloway also did not record a shot on goal.

Up next for Team Canada is their final round robin opponent, Finland, on New Year’s eve, in a game that will decide the top spot in Group A.