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Konecny's goal earns Canada 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland

Thursday, 04.24.2014 / 2:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Konecny's goal earns Canada 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland

IMATRA, Finland - Travis Konecny's third-period goal earned Canada a 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland on Thursday at the world under-18 hockey championship.

Konecny scored with 30 seconds remaining in regulation after Switzerland had tied it earlier in the period. The Swiss pulled their goalie for the extra attacker afterwards but couldn't beat Canadian goalie Mason McDonald to force overtime.

John Quenneville and Jake Virtanen had the other goals for Canada, the defending tournament champion.

Dominik Diem and Kevin Fiala replied for Switzerland.

Diem opened the scoring at 7:50 of the first period before Virtanen tied it on the power play at 17:28.

Quenneville, a second cousin to Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, had the lone goal of the second, putting Canada ahead 2-1 with an even-strength marker at 11:58.

But the Swiss tied it again on Fiala's power-play goal at 15:43 of the third.

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