Canada looks for its second straight win at the 2006 world junior hockey championship in Vancouver when it faces Switzerland today (6:30pm et/3:30pm pt on TSN). Justin Pogge, who back-stopped Canada to a 5-1 win over Finland in their tournament opener, is expected to start against the Swiss.
Justin Pogge, who back-stopped Canada to a 5-1 win over Finland in their tournament opener, is expected to start against the Swiss. Forward Steve Downie, who was ill earlier this week, is also expected to play.
Canada can set the country's second-longest win streak at the world juniors with another one today, which would be the eighth in a row for Canada. The longest winning streak for Canada was 18 games, starting in 1994 tournament and ending in the 1997 championship.
Switzerland won their opener, 2-0 over Norway. Reta Berra made 24 saves for the shutout and probably earned the start against Canada. Coach Jakob Kolliker, however, says the Swiss are not afraid to give Leonardo Genoni a turn.