Canada's World Juniors roll over the Swiss

Switzerland's head coach knew even before puck drop, that his team had little chance against Canada.

"They're faster, they're bigger, they're stronger, they can shoot better, they can pass better, they can do everything better."

That was Swiss Head coach Christian Wohlwend Sunday. His words rang true Tuesday afternoon in Buffalo.

Canada's Juniors devoured the defence like swiss chocolate rolling to an 8-2 victory.

Seven different Canadian shooters found the back of the Swiss net, outshooting the beleagured Swiss 50-15. Forward Brett Howden led the assault with a goal and 3 assists.

Team Canada is now 22-0-0 all-time against Switzerland in World Juniors play.

Canada will take on Czech Republic on Thursday evening. The Czechs knocked off Finland 4-3 in a thrilling shootout to advance to face Canada.

Unlike Wohlwend, Team Czech Republic coach Filip Pesan was decidedly more upbeat about his team’s chances to pull off the upset.

“Everyone thinks Canada is going to beat us, so the pressure is on Canada, right?” Pesan asked. “We’re ready to go and having no pressure will help us. We have a great big heart and we’re fighting for the win. You see it in their eyes, they want to fight, they want to battle.”


With files from TSN.ca