Nico Hischier netted a natural hat trick in a pre-tournament game for the upcoming IIHF World Championship as Switzerland defeated France 6-0. It was the first time that Hischier had ever suited up for the Swiss Men's National Team.
Hischier scored Switzerland's third, fourth and fifth goals of the night to net the natural hatty. He converted on a two-on-one, electing to shoot to make it 3-0, crashed the net to make it 4-0 and then redirected a shot under the crossbar for the team's fifth of the night.
Meanwhile, Jesper Bratt played for Sweden in their 3-1 win over Finland and scored a power-play marker en route to being named Player of the Game.
The actual tournament gets going on May 10.