Canada beats Switzerland at 2024 World Men’s Hockey Championships

Dylan Cozens (GhostRiver, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada defeated Switzerland 3-2 on Sunday at the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Hockey Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. With the win, Canada improved their overall record to six wins and zero losses. Of Canada’s six wins, five have come in regulation and one has come in overtime.

In Canada’s win over Switzerland, three Canadians had a multi-point game. Buffalo Sabres centre Dylan Cozens of Whitehorse, Yukon had two goals and one assist for three points. Calgary Flames left winger Andrew Mangiapane of Toronto, Ontario had three assists, and Canadian Olympic gold medalist and Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares had two assists. The other Canadian goal scorer was Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Nick Paul of Mississauga, Ontario. Tavares won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Canada has one more game in Group A action. That will be against the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Canada is one of three teams that have qualified for a playoff spot in their group. The others are the Czech Republic and Switzerland. In Group B, Sweden, the United States and Germany have qualified for the quarterfinals. The knockout round of the 2024 World Hockey Championships begins on Thursday.

 

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