Two of the three Caps prospects at this year’s World Junior Championship, defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler and forward Damien Riat, got their tournament underway Tuesday as their Team Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 4-3 in overtime.
They both had huge games. Siegenthaler even assisted on Riat’s goal.
With 11:26 left in the third period, Siegenthaler slid a beautiful point pass to Riat, who settled the puck down and wristed a shot to the top corner of the net.
Check out Fiat’s celly.
Siegenthaler skated a game-high 26:36, made several sparkling individual defensive plays, and added a power play assist in the first game of his third World Junior Championships. He was awarded Player of the Game for the Swiss over multiple players with multi-point games.
Riat was dominant. The forward skated on the Swiss first line and played heavy minutes on both the power play and penalty kill. He rewarded his coaches with a great two-way effort, scoring a goal and adding two assists. He made the defensive play in overtime that sprung Nico Hischier for the game-winning goal (look for number 9 in red).
— IIHF WJC (@iihf_wjc) December 27, 2016
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