Game Report 1705 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 11, 2017
GAME NOTES: MACEACHERN GETS LATE WINNER, EAST EDGES SWISS FOR FIRST WIN JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Connor MacEachern tipped in the game-winning goal with 6:56 to go, and Canada East held off a third-period comeback attempt to earn its first win at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge, 4-3 over Switzerland on Monday night. The Canadians led 3-1 entering the final frame before two Swiss goals in 59 seconds evened the score and set up the MacEachern winner – he parked himself to the left of goaltender Akira Schmid and got his stick on a shot from Tim Theocharidis, restoring the eastern advantage for good. The line of MacEachern, Derek Dicaire and Colton Kalezic was the difference for Canada East; it scored all three even-strength goals and combined for seven points – MacEachern and Dicaire had a goal and an assist each, while Kalezic finished with a goal and two helpers. Dicaire started the scoring less than five minutes in, squeezing a backhand under Schmid off the right wing, but Mathieu Vouillamoz knocked in a rebound less than three minutes later to equalize for the Swiss. Jack McBain restored the Canadian lead late in the first period, one-timing in a cross-crease feed from Nick Campoli with East enjoying a two-man advantage. Kalezic made it a two-goal game with just over three minutes to go in the second, jamming a Dicaire rebound under Schmid and sending East to the dressing room up 3-1. The Swiss comeback started at 6:05 of the final stanza when Julian Mettler jumped on a turnover in the Canadian zone and beat netminder Jett Alexander with an unassisted effort, and Jeremi Gerber buried a rebound on the power play at 7:04 to tie the game. The MacEachern winner helped East avoid just its second point-less preliminary round in tournament history, and first since 2013. It will wait for the result of the Russia-Switzerland game on Tuesday afternoon to find out who and when it will play next; a Russian win or overtime result sends East to the quarter-finals, while a Swiss win in regulation would create a three-way tie atop Group A.
Visiting Team: Canada East
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Battaglia, Noah
G31  Alexander, Jett
  Townend, Cade
  Snell, Mason
  Theocharidis, Tim
  Maziarz, Joey
  Kellenberger, Matthew
  Campoli, Nick
 10  Dicaire, Derek
 11  MacEachern, Connor
 12  Lowry, Mac
 14  Evans, Ben
 15  Doyle, Colin
 16  Tupker, Zachary
 17  Kalezic, Colton
 18  Romano, Anthony
 19  McBain, Jack
 20  Thibeault, Francis
 21  Johnston, Logan
 22  Clarke, Jeff
 23  Evans, Finn
 24  Girduckis, Aidan
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Slashing 18:071 18:070:07
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 10:551 10:5512:55
3rd17 2:00 Slashing 0:481 0:482:48
3rd22 2:00 Kneeing 6:351 6:357:04
3rd23 2:00 Slashing 9:331 9:3311:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Hollenstein, Luca Jan
  Wüest, Simon
  Anex, Guillaume
  Kiener, Luca
  Matewa, Lucas
  Tanner, Ramon
  Henauer, Mika
 10  Aebischer, David
 11  Gerber, Jeremi
 12  Dopfner, Andreas
 13  Verboon, Matthew
 15  Vouardoux, Loic
 16  De Nisco, Luca
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 21  Mettler, Julian
 23  Weibel, Keijo
 24  Vouillamoz, Mathieu
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Sopa, Kyen
 28  Wetter, Gian-Marco
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st25 2:00 High-Sticking 14:111 14:1115:09
1st18 2:00 Boarding 14:461 14:4616:45
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:50  10-17-24            
1st15:09 PP 19-9-8            
2nd16:47  17-10-11            
3rd13:04  11-6-17            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:40  24-2-18            
3rd6:05  21            
3rd7:04  11-28-10            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 1 / 2
SWITZERLAND 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 10 min / 5 inf
SWITZERLAND 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SWITZERLAND 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST2114
SWITZERLAND1023
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Alexander (60:00) (W)85922/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Schmid (58:24) (L)24814/0:003rd/18:24
SUI - Schmid (0:41) (L)0022/19:083rd/19:49
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.