Game Report 1285 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Helsinki Ice Hall
Date: Dec 29, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA NEEDS SHOOTOUT TO EDGE SWITZERLAND AT WORLD JUNIORS DAVID BRIEN HELSINKI, Finland – Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) scored goals in the shootout, leading Canada’s National Junior Team to a 3-2 extra-time win over Switzerland on Tuesday at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. It’s the 21st time in as many meetings Canada has beaten the Swiss at the world juniors, but the first not to end in regulation time. After Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) was stopped on Canada’s first shot, Point and Barzal both went to the backhand to beat Swiss netminder Joren van Pottelberghe, and Mackenzie Blackwood (Thunder Bay, Ont./Barrie, OHL) turned aside Pius Suter and Timo Meier to give the Canadians two points. Strome and Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) scored in regulation for the Canadians, who clinched a quarter-final berth after erasing a 2-0 first-period deficit to win for the second day in a row. Lawson Crouse (Mt. Brydges, Ont./Kingston, OHL) assisted on both goals in the opening 60 minutes, while Blackwood finished with 23 saves in his first start in the Canadian goal. The Swiss benefitted from an early power play; a shot from Noah Rod deflected off the pants of Damien Riat in front and past Blackwood to put Switzerland up 1-0 with just 2:12 gone. The lead became two at 15:37 when Dario Meyer redirected a point shot from Marco Forrer, but Strome scored for the third straight game to pull the Canadians to within one with 23 seconds left in the first period, firing a wrist shot under the crossbar. Hicketts tied the game just past the 12-minute mark of the second, coming in off the blue-line and snapping a shot high on van Pottelberghe to make it 2-2 after two. The third period failed to produce a goal despite Canada holding a 16-8 advantage in shots on goal and overtime solved nothing, leading to Canada’s shootout heroics. The Canadians improved to 1-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L), good for second place in Group A, although they’ve played one game more than the United States. Canada closes out its preliminary round schedule Thursday when it takes on Sweden (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G McDonald, Mason
G29  Blackwood, Mackenzie
G33  Montembeault, Samuel
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Chabot, Thomas
  Hickey, Brandon
  Strome, Dylan
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 14  Chartier, Rourke
 16  Marner, Mitchell
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Virtanen, Jake
 19  Point, Brayden
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Beauvillier, Anthony
 22  Quenneville, John
 23  Sanheim, Travis
 24  Dermott, Travis
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
 28  Crouse, Lawson
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 0:461 0:461:14
2nd18 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 5:131 5:1316:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Waeber, Ludovic
G29  Descloux, Gauthier
G30  van Pottelberghe, Joren
  Glauser, Andrea
  Karrer, Roger
  Harlacher, Edson
  Forrer, Marco
 11  Privet, Julien
 12  Thurkauf, Calvin
 13  Malgin, Denis
 14  Meyer , Dario
 15  Schmidl, Kris
 16  Impose, Auguste
 18  Hischier, Nico
 19  Riat, Damien
 20  Kindschi, Simon
 21  Egli, Chris
 22  Kessler, Tino
 24  Suter, Pius
 25  Siegenthaler , Jonas 
 26  Rod, Noah
 27  Heldner, Fabian
 28  Meier, Timo
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st26 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 9:091 9:0912:51
2nd12 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 14:441 14:447:16
2nd20 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 16:091 16:095:51
3rd13 2:00 Tripping minor 8:121 8:1213:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st19:37  9-5-28            
2nd12:17  2-28            
                
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:12 PP 19-26-13            
1st15:37  14-9-11            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 4
SWITZERLAND 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
SWITZERLAND 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SWITZERLAND 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 SO Total
CANADA1100013
SWITZERLAND2000002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 Tot. On Off
CAN - Blackwood (67:43) (W)7880023/0:001st OT/7:43
SUI - van Pottelberghe (67:43) (SL)69161032/0:001st OT/7:43
SHOOTOUT
CANADA shoots first for each round.
CANADA SWITZERLAND
#  SHOOTER
 9  Dylan Strome   --  
 19  Brayden Point Goal
 13  Mathew Barzal Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  24   Pius Suter
   --  28   Timo Meier
TOTALS:  2  0
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.