DROUIN SCORES TWICE TO LEAD CANADIAN JUNIORS PAST SWISS 4-1
TRELLEBORG, Sweden – Jonathan Drouin (Huberdeau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) scored twice to lead Canada's National Junior Team to a 4-1 exhibition win over Switzerland on Monday.
It was the final tune-up for Canada, which opens the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday against Germany.
Canada finished with a 2-1 exhibition record but was coming off a 3-0 loss to Sweden on Sunday.
Bo Horvat (Rodney, Ont./London, OHL) and Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) had the other goals for Canada. Jake Paterson (Mississauga, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) stopped 23 shots in goal.
Yannick Rathgeb replied for Switzerland while Melvin Nyffeler stopped 29 shots.
Rathgeb opened the scoring on the power play just 1:21 into the first period. But Drouin countered with power-play goals at 15:31 and 17:02 to put Canada ahead to stay.
Horvat scored shorthanded at 19:51 of the second before McDavid rounded out the scoring at 4:38 of the third.