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Canada's Victor Mete skates against Finland's Janne Kuokkanen during the second period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round hockey action in Buffalo, N.Y. Tuesday December 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Mete among juniors eyed by Olympic team

Canada is two games away from winning gold at the world junior hockey championship. But for Victor Mete and potentially one or two other players, there could be another reward waiting at the end of the tournament.

Canada’s Brett Howden fires the puck over Switzerland goalie Philip Wýthrich for the opening goal just 48 seconds into the first period of the world junior hockey championship quarterfinal at the QeyBank Center in Buffalo on Tuesday. Canada was up 3-0 by the end of the first period and cruised to an 8-2 win to set up a semifinal against the Czech Republic on Thursday. (Getty images)

Canada rolls on

Two days after head coach Christian Wohlwend laughed off any possibility the Swiss might manage an upset win in the quarterfinal because their opponent “can shoot better, they can pass better, they can do everything better,” Canada certainly proved him right.