CANADA TOPS SWITZER­LAND 4-1

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Philadel­phia Fly­ers team­mates Claude Giroux (shown) and Wayne Sim­monds each had a goal and an as­sist as Canada downed Switzer­land 4-1 on Tues­day in an ex­hi­bi­tion game in Geneva, Switzer­land, ahead of the IIHF world cham­pi­onship. Chris Lee, a MacTier, Ont. na­tive who plays for Mag­ni­to­gorsk Me­tal­lurg in the KHL, and an­other Flyer, Sean Cou­turier, had the other goals for Canada, which out­shot the Swiss 41-17 at Ver­nots arena. Pius Suter replied for Switzer­land. Canada, gunning for a third straight gold medal, opens the world cham­pi­onship Fri­day in Paris against the Czech Repub­lic.

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