2018 World Junior Hockey Championship: Quarter-final 2 — Canada vs. Switzerland: Preview, start time, TV schedule, and lineups

Head coach Christian Wohlwend stated it will be no contest, but Canada will get a good test from Switzerland in the second match of the playoff round.

Read the recap of Canada’s 8-2 win over Switzerland right here.

Despite a loss in front of about 45,000 spectators at the first outdoor game to be held during the World Junior Hockey Championship, Canada was able to win Group A, taking points from all four matches it played.

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It has been a group effort for the Canadians, who have no player in the top 10 of the tournament scoring race despite leading all teams with 21 goals. That was the only way a group with few standout forwards was going to have a chance at gold, and so far the team approach has been an effective one.

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It’s that depth throughout the lineup that Switzerland coach Christian Wohlwend is most concerned about, seeing no areas in which his team has the upper hand. But there’s a reason why they play the games, and an upset performance from Switzerland in a one-game elimination playoff is not outside the realm of possibility.

How to watch

Puck drop: 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN4, TSN5, TSN 4K (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSNGO

Team Canada projected lineup

CAN Forwards

Left WingCentreRight Wing
#9 Dillon Dube#23 Sam Steel#25 Jordan Kyrou
#12 Boris Katchouk#27 Robert Thomas#16 Taylor Raddysh
#11 Jonah Gadjovich#20 Michael McLeod#19 Drake Batherson
#14 Maxime Comtois#21 Brett Howden#24 Alex Formenton
#17 Tyler Steenbergen

CAN Defencemen

Left DefenceRight Defence
#28 Victor Mete#3 Conor Timmins
#10 Kale Clague#8 Dante Fabbro
#2 Jake Bean#7 Cale Makar
#6 Cal Foote

CAN Goaltenders

#31 Carter Hart
#1 Colton Point

Team Switzerland projected lineup

SUI Forwards

Left WingCentreRight Wing
#14 Ken Jäger#11 Marco Miranda#23 Philipp Kurashev
#19 Axel Simic#22 Nando Eggenberger#24 André Heim
#9 Nicolas Müller#18 Valentin Nussbaumer#10 Guillaume Maillard
#20 Sven Leuenberger#26 Marco Cavalleri#13 Justin Sigrist
#28 Dario Rohrbach

SUI Defencemen

Left DefenceRight Defence
#12 Tobias Geisser#16 Nico Gross
#17 Elia Riva#27 Dominik Egli
#4 Simon Le Coultre#21 Tim Berni
#8 Davyd Barandun

SUI Goaltenders

#30 Philip Wüthrich
#1 Matteo Ritz

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