Quinton Byfield had two goals and four assists in Canada’s 10-0 win over Switzerland at the Junior Ice Hockey World Championship on Tuesday

Connor McMichael, Dylan Cozens, Philip Tomasino, Ryan Suzuki, Cole Perfetti and Kaiden Guhle also scored goals for the defending champion

The Swiss goalkeeper Noah Patenaude from the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL stopped 42 shots at his first start in the tournament

Canada ends the preliminary round against Finland (2-0) on Thursday with what is likely to be the toughest test the host team has ever completed

A win by Finland against Slovakia on Wednesday would trigger a battle for the top seed in Pool A on New Year’s Eve

The United States (2-0) knocked out the Czech Republic 7-0 in a Pool B game on Tuesday, bringing the Czechs down to 2-1

The top four teams in each pool will advance to quarter-finals 2 on January, followed by Jan semi-finals 4 and medal games Jan 5

Canada scored three goals with six power play chances on Tuesday and kept the Swiss goalless with four chances with a man advantage

Defender Braden Schneider returned to the Canadian line-up after serving a one-time suspension to mentally check an opposing player

Winger Dylan Holloway was also back after suffering an upper body injury in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Slovakia

Pelletier threw a loose puck into the slot and scored his second hit at 4:35 pm

Perfetti scored his first goal of the tournament with a shot on the wrist over Patenaudes right shoulder at 9:09 am

The No. 2 selection by the Los Angeles Kings in October’s NHL Entry Draft turned a cross-ice feed of Jack Quinn into a snapshot for his second goal

McMichael shook off an earlier slash on the hand with a one-timer from the top of the faceoff circle at 5:53 p.m.

Pelletier deflected a distraction from a Connor Zary attempt and hit from a sharp angle at 8:02 a.m.

After a first mess in the Swiss net after the start, the hosts did not have many good chances to score in the first half despite 14 shots at Patenaude

Tomasino, however, finished fourth in the tournament when he got off the bench and whipped a feed from Byfield about Patenaude’s blocker 90 seconds into the game

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced on Tuesday that there are no new cases of COVID-19 among players and tournament staff

Five German players were released from quarantine on Tuesday, but one player on this team will remain in isolation until January 4

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Quinton Byfield, Canada versus Switzerland

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