A first loss for Canada

A first loss for Canada


Canada lost to Switzerland 3-2 at the World Hockey Championship. André Tourigny's men therefore suffered a first defeat in their fifth match of the tournament. 

Everything had started well for the Canadian squad, however, when Tyler Toffoli opened the scoring, in the second period, on assists from Scott Laughton and Jack Quinn. The former Canadiens was also very happy to finally hit the target.

“I feel like I had a million chances in this tournament, and even if Crouse had maybe be deflected my shot, I'll take that goal. It feels good to score my first here, I will try to use it as motivation for the rest. I hope to continue to create chances and keep a good eye on the opposing net. I want to keep scoring goals.”

Samuel Montembeault stopped 23 of 26 shots he faced in the loss. His coach, however, believes the players can do better in front of him.

“I think we showed a bit of nervousness and weren’t as aggressive as we wanted to be. In the third period, we were more intense and quicker on the forecheck, which allowed us to create more chances, so that's positive. We have to focus on our defensive game because this aspect will be crucial between now and the end of the tournament. You have to give credit to the Swiss, who worked really hard. It was a hard-fought match,” said Tourigny.

Switzerland therefore maintained its perfect record by signing a fifth win in as many games.

Canada's next match, against Norway, will be presented on Monday.