U18 Worlds

Film Room: Mason McTavish's high-end details on full display in Canada's win over Sweden

Mason McTavish hit the ground running for Team Canada at the Under-18 World Hockey Championship after a productive half-season overseas in the Swiss league with EHC Olten.

It was a goal-fest for Canada as they swatted away the Swedes to the tune of a 12-1 final, and McTavish played a substantial part in achieving that end. As was often the case with EHC Olten, though, the truly impressive aspects of his game didn't necessarily reveal themselves on the highlight reel.

McTavish has developed a tonne of small-area skills over the course of the past year, details that will continue to drive his production as he climbs hockey's ladder. The development of these skills is probably attributable in part to his experience in Europe. Professional hockey players, even at a lower level of competition, have learned to limit attacker's space as much as is possible. They possess more strength and a higher motor than their junior counterparts.

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NHL Entry Draft 2021 U18 Worlds OHL WJC-18 SL Mason McTavish
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