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2021 World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada vs. Switzerland — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

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Canada aims for a third consecutive win to start the tournament.

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

Canada vs. Switzerland

How to watch

Puck drop: 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Switzerland has become a mainstay at the World Juniors, dropping down a division just once since 1996. In recent years they had been at the top of the second tier of teams, with finishes of fourth and fifth in 2019 and 2020, respectively. This year is proving to be a difficult one for the country, however, yet to earn a point in the standings and sitting last in Group A.

Their game against Slovakia to start was a goalie battle in which their starter, Thibault Fatton, blinked first. Then they proved little threat to Finland in their second game, outshot 43-14 in a 4-1 loss. Now they face the squad that has the best goal differential of all through four days of action.

Canada was kept honest by Slovakia on Sunday, coming away with just a 3-1 win. The team isn’t yet playing up to the capabilities of its full complement of first-round forwards. Today’s opponent won’t exactly force Canada to ramp up its play, but Switzerland will need an incredible effort if they hope to take advantage of that lack of cohesion.

Team Canada projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#10 Dylan Holloway #17 Connor McMichael #22 Dylan Cozens
#29 Jack Quinn #19 Quinton Byfield #12 Jakob Pelletier
#20 Dawson Mercer #16 Ryan Suzuki #26 Philip Tomasino
#11 Cole Perfetti #15 Alex Newhook #18 Peyton Krebs
#9 Connor Zary

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#4 Bowen Byram #6 Jamie Drysdale
#5 Thomas Harley #2 Braden Schneider
#21 Kaiden Guhle #27 Justin Barron
#3 Kaedan Korczak

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Devon Levi #31 Dylan Garand

Team Switzerland projected roster

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#8 Simon Knak #14 Lorenzo Canonica #28 Ray Fust
#12 Dario Allenspach #19 Keanu Derungs #9 Attilio Biasca
#11 Lionel Marchand #10 Elvis Schläpfer #13 Valentin Hofer
#15 Ronny Dähler #22 Joel Salzgeber #27 Gaétan Jobin

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#5 Giancarlo Chanton #18 Iñaki Baragano
#24 Noah Meier #2 Bastian Guggenheim
#26 Rocco Pezzullo #21 Nathan Vouardoux
#23 Cédric Fiedler #17 Alessandro Villa

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
#1 Noah Patenaude #29 Thibault Fatton