Game Report 1929 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Key Bank Center
Date: Jan 2, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA ROLLS OVER SWISS, MOVES INTO SEMIFINALS AT WJC JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. - Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) scored a pair of goals and Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) added a goal and three assists, sending Canada's National Junior Team to the semifinals at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship with an 8-2 quarter-final win over Switzerland on Tuesday. The Canadians will face the Czech Republic in the semis on Thursday. The game time will be confirmed once all four quarter-finals have been completed. Canada controlled the play from the first drop of the puck, scoring three times in the first 13 minutes and directing 60 shots at the Swiss goaltending duo of Philip Wüthrich and Matteo Ritz. Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) needed to make just 13 saves to record his third win of the tournament. It took less than a minute for the scoring to start; Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) fed Howden for a 1-0 lead just 48 seconds after the puck dropped. Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./University of Massachusetts, HE) made it three consecutive games with a goal, dancing in off the blue-line and wiring a wrist shot past Wüthrich at 8:29, and Batherson jammed in a power play goal from in close at 12:06 to send Canada to the intermission up three. Batherson added his second goal just past the six-minute mark of the second period, jumping off the bench and picking up a loose puck before picking the top corner over the glove of Wüthrich. He played a role in the fifth Canadian goal without being on the ice; after Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) broke his stick, he grabbed Batherson's just seconds before snapping a quick shot under the arm of Wüthrich. That was all for the Swiss goaltender, who was replaced by Ritz. Dario Rohrbach got one back for Switzerland at 8:46 when his redirection hit the skate of Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam, B.C./Boston University, HE) and eluded Hart, but Conor Timmins (Thorold, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) snuck in off the blue-line to finish a Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) set-up and restore the five-goal lead after 40 minutes. Less than a minute after Axel Simic scored shorthanded for the Swiss just past the midway mark of the third period, Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) ripped home a one-timer to make it 7-2, and Comtois put in his own rebound in the final minute to finish the scoring. The Canadians got multi-point efforts from six players - in addition to Batherson and Howden, Comtois had a goal and two assists, and Timmins, Makar and Kyrou chipped in with a goal and a helper apiece.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Foote, Cal
  Makar, Cale
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Gadjovich, Jonah
 12  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Steenbergen, Tyler
 19  Batherson, Drake
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Howden, Brett
 23  Steel, Sam
 24  Formenton, Alex
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 27  Thomas, Robert
 28  Mete, Victor
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd10 2:00 Interference 11:421 11:4213:42
2nd16 2:00 Boarding 14:571 14:5716:57
2nd10 2:00 Holding 19:331 19:331:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ritz, Matteo
G30  Wüthrich, Philip
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Barandun, Davyd
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Maillard, Guillaume
 11  Miranda, Marco
 12  Geisser, Tobias
 13  Sigrist, Justin
 14  Jäger, Ken
 16  Gross, Nico
 17  Riva, Elia
 18  Nussbaumer, Valentin
 19  Simic, Axel
 20  Leuenberger, Sven
 21  Berni, Tim
 22  Eggenberger, Nando
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 24  Heim, André
 26  Cavalleri, Marco
 27  Egli, Dominik
 28  Rohrbach, Dario
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Hooking 11:181 11:1812:06
2nd12 2:00 Cross-Checking 10:441 10:4412:44
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 5:131 5:137:13
3rd26 2:00 High-Sticking 10:001 10:0011:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st:48  21-14-7            
1st8:29  7-3-14            
1st12:06 PP 19-12-27            
2nd6:12  19-21            
2nd7:24  25-23            
2nd12:19  3-17-21            
3rd11:12 PP 9-25-16            
3rd19:10  14-21            
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd8:46  28-4-10            
3rd10:26 SH 19-10            
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA2 / 4
SWITZERLAND0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
SWITZERLAND8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA8 G + 13 A = 21 Pts
SWITZERLAND2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA3328
SWITZERLAND0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)56213/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Wüthrich (27:24) (L)166022/0:002nd/7:24
SUI - Ritz (32:36) 0102030/7:243rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.