Pictured L to R: Riese Gaber, MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis, Steinbach Pistons forward Will Koop, Dauphin Kings head coach and GM Marc Berry, and Steinbach Pistons defenseman Darby Gula

 

Team Canada West defeated Switzerland 5-3 to finish fifth place at the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, AB. 

Switzerland opened the scoring at the 4:00 minute mark of the first period. Canada responded 1:33 later and scored another two goals after that for good measure. 

Switzerland attempted a comeback but only got as close as two goals away with their third score in the third period.

Steinbach Pistons defenseman Darby Gula assisted on Canada West's fifth goal. 

Russia defeated the Czech Republic 7-4 in the bronze medal game. 

Canada East and the USA play for gold Saturday.