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World Juniors: Day 5 recap

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
Brock Boeser picked up his first point of the tournament as the United States routed Switzerland on Day 5 of the 2016 World Junior Championship.

United States (10) – Switzerland (1)
Brock Boeser (USA): 1 assist, 2 shots, +1

Projected 2016 first overall pick Austin Matthews scored twice and setup two others as the United States (2-0-0-1) cruised to a 10-1 win over Switzerland (0-0-1-3) on Wednesday.

Matthew Tkachuk, another highly ranked player for the 2016 NHL Draft, finished with two goals and a helper as the United States built up an early 6-0 lead just 16:33 into the game. The lead would extend to 10-1 shortly after the midway mark of the second period before the U.S. would take their foot off the gas.

Canucks 2015 first-rounder Brock Boeser grabbed his first point of the tournament, picking up an assist on Nick Schmaltz’s 6-0 goal. Boeser and Schmaltz are linemates at North Dakota, as well as at the World Juniors.

The United States held a 33-28 shot advantage, while Matthews was named the Player of the Game.

Team USA can lock up second place in Group A with a win over Denmark on Thursday.

Next up: vs. Denmark (Thursday, 6am PT, TSN)

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