Game Report 1820 Olympic Winter Games - Men
PLAYED AT: Kwandong Hockey Centre
Date: Feb 15, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA OPENS OLYMPICS WITH WIN OVER SWISS JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - René Bourque (Lac La Biche, Alta./Djurgårdens IF, SHL) and Wojtek Wolski (Toronto, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) scored two goals apiece, leading Canada Men's Olympic Team to a 5-1 win over Switzerland in its opening game Thursday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Canadians scored twice in the first eight minutes and never looked back, winning their 11th consecutive Olympic game and improving their all-time record against the Swiss at the Games to 9-1. Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) had the other goal for Canada, while Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) added three assists and Chris Lee (MacTier, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) chipped in with two helpers. Bourque opened the scoring just shy of the three-minute mark when he redirected a feed from Lee past Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni, and Noreau ripped home a power-play goal at 7:30 for the eventual game-winner. A pair of quick-strike goals put the game away for Canada early in the second period. Bourque got his second on a Canadian power play, jamming a shot through Genoni, before Wolski danced through the defence and wired a shot upstairs just 51 seconds after that to make it a 4-0 game. That would be the end for Genoni, who gave way to Jonas Hiller after allowing four goals on 12 shots. Penalty trouble early in the third period allowed Switzerland to get on the board; Simon Moser poked in a loose puck that had snuck through Canadian netminder Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) to get the Europeans on the board on the power play, but Scrivens closed the door from there, making 11 of his 28 saves in the third period. The Swiss put Hiller on the bench with more than five minutes left in a last-gasp effort to cut into the Canadian lead, but Wolski found the empty net to clinch the three points for Canada. The Canadians are back in action Thursday (10:10 p.m. ET/7:10 p.m. PT) at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, taking on the Czech Republic in the second of three preliminary-round games.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Scrivens, Ben
G31  Poulin, Kevin
  Stollery, Karl
  Lee, Chris
  Genoway, Chay
  Brulé, Gilbert
  Wolski, Wojtek
  Roy, Derek
 11  Kelly, Chris
 12  Klinkhammer, Rob
 16  Howden, Quinton
 17  Bourque, René
 18  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 21  Raymond, Mason
 22  O’Dell, Eric
 27  Goloubef, Cody
 37  Robinson, Mat
 40  Lapierre, Maxim
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 91  Vey, Linden
 92  Thomas, Christian
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st27 2:00 Slashing 3:471 3:475:47
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 4:401 4:406:40
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 6:071 6:078:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Hiller, Jonas
G63  Genoni, Leonardo
  Geering, Patrick
  Praplan, Vincent
  Rüfenacht, Thomas
 10  Ambuhl , Andres
 13  du Bois , Felicien
 15  Hofmann, Gregory
 16  Diaz, Raphael
 19  Schaeppi, Reto
 23  Bodenmann, Simon
 27  Schlumpf, Dominik
 44  Suter, Pius
 54  Furrer, Philippe
 55  Loeffel, Romain
 58  Blum, Eric
 60  Scherwey, Tristan
 61  Herzog , Fabrice
 65  Untersander, Ramon
 70  Hollenstein, Denis
 71  Corvi , Enzo
 82  Moser, Simon
 89  Almond, Cody
 92  Haas, Gaetan
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 6:451 6:457:30
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 4:461 4:465:00
3rd60 2:00 Slashing 4:071 4:076:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:57  17-4-9            
1st7:30 PP 56-4-9            
2nd5:00 PP 17-9            
2nd5:52  8-56            
3rd14:53 EN 8-11-19            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd7:33 PP 82-9-10            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 2 / 3
SWITZERLAND 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
SWITZERLAND 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
SWITZERLAND 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2215
SWITZERLAND0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Scrivens (60:00) (W)891128/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Genoni (25:52) (L)5308/0:002nd/5:52
SUI - Hiller (21:28) 0909/5:523rd/7:20
SUI - Hiller (6:37) 0066/7:333rd/14:10
SUI - Hiller (5:07) 0000/14:533rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Men Game Report.