Game Report 129 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Air Canada Centre
Date: Dec 23, 2016
GAME NOTES: ROY NETS OT WINNER; CANADA COMPLETES PERFECT PRE-COMP WENDY GRAVES TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s National Junior Team jumped out to a 3-0 lead just seven minutes into the game, but it needed an overtime goal from Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) to beat Switzerland 4-3 to complete a perfect pre-competition schedule ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Philippe Myers’ (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) shot from just inside the blue-line went wide right but came back around the left side of the net, where Roy backhanded it in. Canada finished with a 3-0 mark in pre-tournament play. It opens the World Juniors on Boxing Day against Russia (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) had a goal and an assist, and Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam, B.C./Boston University, HE) also scored in regulation for Canada. Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta/Everett, WHL) got the win in goal. The game appeared to be going the same direction as Canada’s first two pre-tournament games. The team defeated both Finland and the Czech Republic 5-0. Only 1:30 into this one, Canada went to the power play. And only five seconds after that the man-advantage was over. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) sent a cross-ice pass to Strome, who struck a one-timer from the right dot. Just over two minutes later, Dubé knocked down the rebound off Noah Juulsen’s (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL) point shot and scored from the top of the crease. Canada continued to roll. Fabbro circled near the side boards, came out and scored with a wrist shot from above the face-off circle. Seven minutes in Canada had scored three goals and Switzerland was still without a shot. Canada’s impressive shutout streak came to an end in the second period. When Nico Hischier finished off a centering pass from Dominik Diem at the 8:47 point, it marked not just the first goal Canada had allowed in pre-tournament play but the first goal since its first selection camp game, a span of nearly 291 minutes. Hischier scored his second of the game 5:29 later, this time from the slot off a pass from Loic In Albon. The Swiss comeback was complete just 1:20 into the third period. Diem’s shot trickled in five-hole on Hart. Canada outshot Switzerland 32-14 overall. Joren van Pottelberghe took the loss in net.
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ritz , Matteo 
G29  Wüthrich , Philip 
G30  Van Pottelberghe , Joren 
  Burren , Yanik 
  Geisser , Tobias 
  Karrer , Roger 
  Stadler , Livio 
  Gross , Nico 
  Portmann , Jerôme 
  Riat , Damien 
 10  Weber , Serge 
 11  Miranda , Marco 
 12  Thürkauf , Calvin 
 15  Marchon , Nathan 
 16  In Albon , Loic 
 17  Prassl , Raphael 
 18  Hischier , Nico 
 19  Zehnder , Yannick 
 20  Kurashev , Philipp 
 21  Haberstich , Fabian 
 22  Eggenberger , Nando 
 23  Diem , Dominik 
 24  Gerber , Colin 
 25  Siegenthaler , Jonas 
 26  Haussener , Timo 
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Holding 1:301 1:301:35
1st2:00 Delay of Game 13:521 13:5215:52
3rd12 2:00 Cross-Checking 4:451 4:456:45
3rd19 2:00 Interference 15:371 15:3717:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ingram, Connor
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Juulsen, Noah
  Chabot, Thomas
  Myers, Philippe
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Joseph, Mathieu
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Lauzon, Jérémy
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Jost, Tyson
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Strome, Dylan
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Speers, Blake
 22  Cirelli, Anthony
 25  Roy, Nicolas
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd18 2:00 Tripping 13:491 13:4915:49
3rd20 2:00 High-Sticking 14:261 14:2616:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:02  18-23-16            
2nd13:31  18-16-23            
3rd1:20  23-16-18            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:35 PP 19-14            
1st3:40  9-3-2            
1st7:00  8-18-19            
1st OT3:16  25-9-6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 0 / 2
CANADA 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
SWITZERLAND02103
CANADA30014
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
SUI - Van Pottelberghe  (63:16) (OTL)7712228/0:001st OT/3:16
CAN - Hart (63:16) (W)324312/0:001st OT/3:16
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament Game Report.