WJHC coach's praise for Horvat:
Horvat has three points in five games heading into Saturday’s semifinal against Finland.
But it’s the intangible skills he provides that have been critical to Canada’s success.
He’s taken 42 faceoffs and won 60.87 per cent of them, leading his team in both categories.
He’s one of Team Canada’s more reliable penalty killers as evidenced by his shot block late in the third period of their quarter-final victory over Switzerland on Thursday.
Sutter called him “rock solid” after the game.
“He’s been that way for the most part for the whole tournament. He’s just a real steadying guy,” Sutter said. “He doesn’t get the recognition he does because he’s such a solid, two-way guy.