Game Report 1014 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 26, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA OUTSHOOTS HOSTS, BUT FALLS IN SPENGLER CUP OPENER JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Alexandre Giroux (Quebec City, Que./HC Ambri-Piotta, SUI) scored midway through the third period to make it a one-goal game, but Canada’s National Men’s Team dropped a 2-1 decision to host side HC Davos to open the 2014 Spengler Cup on Friday. The loss means Canada will play Saturday against Medvescak Zagreb (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT) in its second and final preliminary round game in the Cattini Group. The Canadians had no issues on the offensive side of the puck, outshooting Davos 37-28, including 29-15 over the final 40 minutes. But goaltender Leonardo Genoni kept the Team Canada offence at bay. HC Davos opened the scoring at the 7:34 mark of the opening period; on a three-on-one break, Beat Forster cut to the Canadian net and lifted a backhand over the shoulder of netminder Nolan Schaefer (Yellow Grass, Sask./SC Bern, SUI) for a 1-0 lead. That would be it for scoring in the first 40 minutes, with Genoni and Schaefer going save-for-save to keep it a one-goal game. Canada’s best chance came off the stick of Curtis Hamilton (Kelowna, B.C./Oklahoma City, AHL), who redirected a feed in front late in the second period, only to be denied by a quick pad stop from Genoni. The HC Davos power play doubled the lead eight minutes into the third period; Dick Axelsson danced through the Canadian defence before slipping a shot through the five-hole of Schaefer. Canada answered on a man advantage of its own just 80 seconds later. A point shot from Marc-André Gragnani (Ile-Bizard, Que./SC Bern, SUI) rang off the crossbar and landed at the feet of Giroux, who deftly kicked the puck to his stick before knocking in the 2-1 goal. But that would be as close as the Canadians would get, as one more late power play, and 90 seconds of six-on-five play with Schaefer on the bench in the final minutes, failed to produce the game-tying goal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: HC Davos
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Schaefer, Nolan
G22  MacIntyre, Drew
  Vandermeer, Jim
  Holloway, Bud
  Genoway, Colby
  Mikkelson, Brendan
  Tambellini, Jeff
  Kwiatkowski, Joel
  Hamilton, Curtis
 10  Giroux, Alexandre
 11  Walter, Ben
 12  Giliati, Stefano
 15  McLean, Brett
 17  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
 19  McCarthy, Steve
 21  Samson, Jérôme
 25  DuPont, Micki
 26  Hedden, Mike
 43  Walser, Derrick
 47  Parent, Ryan
 77  Martindale, Ryan
 78  Pouliot, Marc-Antoine
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
 93  Ritchie, Byron
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st78 2:00 Tripping minor 9:391 9:3912:21
3rd43 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 6:171 6:1715:43
3rd43 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 6:17  6:173:43
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 9:361 9:3612:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HC DAVOS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Wolf, Tim
G30  Genoni, Leonardo
G91  Senn, Gilles
 10  Ambuhl, Andres
 11  Camperchioli, Luca
 15  Hofmann, Gregory
 17  Lindgren, Perttu
 18  Scaroni, Gregory
 19  Aeschlimann , Marc
 21  Jörg, Mauro
 22  Sieber, Lukas
 23  Walser, Samuel
 26  Persson, Niklas
 27  Guerra , Samuel
 28  Axelsson, Dick
 29  Forster, Beat
 31  Paulsson, Mrcus
 32  Schneeberger, Noah
 44  Koistinen, Ville
 47  Kindschi, Simon
 56  Wieser, Dino
 59  Simion, Dario
 61  Heldner, Fabian
 62  DuBois, Felicien
 65  Wieser, Marc
 68  Ryser, Sven
 70  Corvi, Enzo
 71  Paschoud, Claude-Curdin
 78  von Arx, Jan
 81  Schommer, Patrick
 83  von Arx, Reto
 90  Jung , Sven
 96  Kessler, Tino
 97  Danielsson, Nicklas
 98  Fransson, Johan
HC DAVOS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 6:051 6:0515:55
2nd83 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 8:571 8:5713:03
3rd21 2:00 Slashing minor 8:211 8:2113:39
3rd29 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 11:411 11:4110:19
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) HC DAVOS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd9:10 PP 10-17            
                
HC DAVOS Goals HC DAVOS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:34  29-17            
3rd7:50 PP 28            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
HC DAVOS 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 16 min / 4 inf
HC DAVOS 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
HC DAVOS 2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0011
HC DAVOS1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Schaefer (58:26) (L)127726/0:003rd/18:26
DAV - Genoni (60:00) (W)8181036/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:15 PM
  -  End: 2:15 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.