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Defensemen Demers and Matheson Earn Silver at 2017 World Championship

Canada falls to Sweden 2-1 in Shootout

by Staff / @FlaPanthersPR /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers defensemen Jason Demers and Michael Matheson earned silver medals today with Team Canada following Canada's 2-1 shootout loss to Sweden at the 2017 IIHF World Championship at LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany.

Demers, 28, appeared in all 10 games of the tournament. The Dorval, Quebec native logged the third most ice-time of any Canadian defenseman in the tournament (193:51) and earned his first career medal at the World Championship.

Matheson, 23, appeared in all 10 games of the tournament, recording seven points (1-6-7). The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native finished the tournament ranking tied for second among the tournament's defensemen in scoring and tied for first among all Canadian defensemen. Matheson earned a medal with Canada for the second consecutive World Championship after winning gold in 2016.

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