Game Report 183 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 30, 2016
GAME NOTES: THREE POINTS FROM POULIOT SEND CANADA TO SPENGLER FINAL JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Marc-Antoine Pouliot (Quebec City, Que./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA) scored a goal and set up two others, leading Canada’s National Men’s Team back to the championship game at the Spengler Cup with a 3-2 semifinal win over HC Dinamo Minsk on Friday. Canada will defend its 2015 title against the winner of the HC Davos-HC Lugano semifinal in the final on Saturday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT, TSN1/4). It will be the 21st championship game appearance for the Canadians, who are in search of their 14th title. Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA) and Chay Genoway (Morden, Man./Jokerit Helsinki, KHL) had the other goals for Canada, which avenged a 7-4 loss to Minsk in the tournament opener for both on Monday. The Canadians dominated the first period, outshooting Minsk 21-5, thanks in large part to five power-play opportunities in the opening 20 minutes. Pouliot got the scoring started with his first goal of the tournament at 7:07, taking a no-look, behind-the-back pass from Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Man./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA) and roofing a shot over the shoulder of Minsk goaltender Ben Scrivens. DiDomenico doubled the lead on the power play seven minutes later; he gathered in the rebound of a Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) shot and tried to feed the puck back in front of the net, only for it to hit a Minsk defender and elude Scrivens. The KHL side enjoyed a long five-on-three to start the second period, and got one goal back when Andrei Stepanov used a Canadian as a screen before rifling a wrist shot over the blocker of netminder Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que,/Brampton, ECHL), who finished with 21 saves. Both teams traded chances through the second period and early in the third, before the Canadians finally added a little bit of insurance midway through the final frame. Pouliot kept the puck on a two-on-one before a loose puck squirted to Genoway, who hammered a slap shot through two Minsk skaters and Scrivens for the 3-1 goal at 12:29. That would end up as the game-winner after Matt Ellison – who won the Spengler Cup with Canada last year – converted on a five-on-three for Minsk to make it a one-goal game again with 4:44 remaining. The Belarus-based team swarmed the Canadian net with Scrivens on the bench for an extra attacker in the dying minutes, and Rob Klinkhammer hit the post behind Fucale with less than 10 seconds left, but Canada held on to advance.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: HC Dinamo Minsk
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G MacIntyre, Drew
G30  Fucale, Zach
  Gormley, Brandon
  Genoway, Colby
  Genoway, Chay
  Parlett, Blake
 11  Campbell, Gregory
 16  Spaling, Nick
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 21  Raymond, Mason
 23  Katic, Mark
 25  Emmerton, Cory
 26  Heshka, Shaun
 36  Flood, Mark
 40  Paré, Francis
 42  McIntyre, David
 55  Vukovic, Daniel
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 71  Micflikier, Jacob
 78  Pouliot, Marc-Antoine
 88  Sheppard, James
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st36 2:00 Slashing 19:251 19:251:25
1st25 2:00 Tripping 19:501 19:501:50
2nd88 2:00 Slashing 12:451 12:4514:45
3rd78 2:00 Hooking 4:031 4:036:03
3rd40 2:00 Tripping 13:291 13:2915:29
3rd26 2:00 Hit to the Head 14:271 14:2716:27
3rd26 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 14:27  14:2720:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
HC DINAMO MINSK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Scrivens, Ben
G35  Lalande, Kevin
G69  Karnaukhov, Mikhail
  Gotovets, Kirill
  Mitskevich, Nikita
  Shinkevich, Ilya
  Pettersson, Fredrik
 10  Ellison, Matt
 11  Kulakov, Alexander
 12  Klinkhammer, Rob
 13  Drozd, Sergei
 14  Lisovets, Evgeny
 15  Ambrozheichik, Dmitry
 17  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
 18  Khenkel, Kristian
 19  Komarov, Nikita
 22  Karaban, Danila
 23  Stas, Andrei
 24  Korobov, Dmitry
 28  Materukhin, Alexander
 55  Bailen, Nick
 61  Stepanov, Andrei
 68  Kazakevich, Pavel
 71  Pavlovic, Alexander
 73  Znakharenko, Dmitry
 74  Kostitsyn, Sergei
 77  Kitarov, Alexander
 81  Lopachuk, Stanislav
 85  Volkov, Artyom
 88  Kovyrshin, Evgeny
 91  Gavrus, Artur
 92  Graborenko, Roman
HC DINAMO MINSK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Interference 2:031 2:034:03
1st92 2:00 Hit to the Head 11:091 11:0913:09
1st92 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 11:09  11:091:09
1st24 2:00 Boarding 12:431 12:4314:43
1st30 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 12:431 12:4314:43
1st14 2:00 Holding 16:471 16:4718:47
2nd28 2:00 Interference 4:581 4:586:58
2nd30 2:00 Delay of Game 18:061 18:060:06
3rd92 2:00 Hooking 8:371 8:3710:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)HC DINAMO MINSK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:07  78-71            
1st14:03 PP 89-56-78            
3rd12:29  5-78            
HC DINAMO MINSK GoalsHC DINAMO MINSK PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd1:43 PP 61-9            
3rd15:16 PP 10-24-88            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 8
HC DINAMO MINSK2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA22 min / 7 inf
HC DINAMO MINSK26 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
HC DINAMO MINSK2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2013
HC DINAMO MINSK0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)510621/0:003rd/20:00
MIN - Scrivens (58:14) (L)196934/0:003rd/18:14
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.