Game Report 2024 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 26, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA OPENS TITLE DEFENCE WITH WIN AT SPENGLER CUP JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA) scored the game-winning goal shorthanded with just over six minutes to go, and Canada survived a frantic finish to earn a 5-3 win over Mountfield HK in its opening game Tuesday at the 2017 Spengler Cup. With the Canadians nursing a one-goal lead late and the Czech side pushing for the equalizer, McIntyre picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and wired a shot over the blocker of Patrik Rybar to make it 4-2. Mountfield got one in the dying minutes to get within one again, but P-A Parenteau (Boucherville, Que./Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, KHL) found the empty net with 33.6 seconds left to secure the win for Canada. Five different players scored goals for the Canadians, who got two assists apiece from Jay McClement (Kingston, Ont./EHC Olten, NLB) and Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) as it opened defence of its 2015 and 2016 titles with a win. It was Mountfield who struck first midway through the first period when Lukas Vopelka beat Canadian netminder Barry Brust (Swan River, Man./HC Fribourg-Gottéron, NLA) up and over the shoulder, but a point shot from Victor Bartley (Maple Ridge, B.C./Örebro, HK, SHL) banked off the end boards, off the skate of Rybar and in to tie the game less than five minutes later. Curtis Hamilton (Kelowna, B.C./SC Rapperswil-Jona, NLA) gave Canada the lead in the final minute of the opening frame, redirecting in the 2-1 after pretty passing from Jeremy Davies (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que./Northeastern University, HE) and McClement. Oskars Cibulskis tied it for the Extraliga team 4:03 into the second period, banking a centering pass off a Canadian defender and past Brust, but a point shot from Noreau hit the pants of Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) and eluded Rybar for a power-play goal and a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Mountfield had an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal in the third – and 33-28 overall – but couldn’t get closer than one goal. The win means Canada will enjoy an off day Wednesday before facing tournament host HC Davos to wrap up the preliminary round on Thursday (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Mountfield HK
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Poulin, Kevin
G33  Brust, Barry
  Hickey, Brandon
  McIntyre, David
  Raymond, Mason
 10  Hamilton, Curtis
 11  McClement, Jay
 15  Parenteau, P-A
 18  Evans, Jake
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 21  Kelly, Chris
 22  Schultz, Jeff
 25  Lapierre, Maxim
 26  Thomas, Christian
 27  Goloubef, Cody
 36  D’Agostini, Matt
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 74  Sikura, Dylan
 76  Davies, Jeremy
 78  Bartley, Victor
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 9:581 11:58
2nd11 2:00 Hooking 19:05  1:05
3rd27 2:00 High-Sticking 13:051 15:05
3rd11 2:00 Slashing 15:251 17:25
3rd2:00 Interference 16:40  18:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
MOUNTFIELD HK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Pavelka, Jaroslav
G42  Rybar, Patrik
G85  Horcicka, Lubos
  Cingel, Lukas
  Köhler, Bedrich
 14  Miskar, Patrik
 15  Gregorc, Blaz
 16  Kukumberg, Roman
 17  Berger, Jan
 19  Planek, Martin
 20  Zamorsky, Petr
 21  Koukal, Petr
 22  Simanek, Jiri
 23  Vydareny, Rene
 24  Zigo, Tomas
 25  Dzerins, Andris
 26  Bednar, Jaroslav
 27  Cibulskis, Oskars
 29  Dragoun, Michal
 36  Vopelka, Lukas
 45  Pavlik, Filip
 51  Granak, Dominik
 52  Lhotak, Lukas
 53  Gernát , Martin
 62  Latal, Martin
 65  Cerveny, Rudolf
 70  Smolenak, Radek
MOUNTFIELD HK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd27 2:00 Hooking 4:031 6:03
2nd19 2:00 Holding 8:291 9:34
2nd70 2:00 Tripping 13:301 15:30
2nd27 2:00 Holding 15:451 17:45
2nd36 2:00 Holding the Stick 19:05  1:05
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 16:40  16:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) MOUNTFIELD HK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:23  78-11-25            
1st19:22  10-76-11            
2nd9:34 PP 9-56-19            
3rd13:42 SH 7            
3rd19:26  15-7-56            
MOUNTFIELD HK Goals MOUNTFIELD HK PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:28  36-53-16            
2nd7:41  27-26-20            
3rd18:12  25-6-22            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
MOUNTFIELD HK 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
MOUNTFIELD HK 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
MOUNTFIELD HK 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2125
MOUNTFIELD HK1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Brust (60:00) (W)10101030/0:003rd/20:00
MHK - Rybar (55:40) (L)912223/0:003rd/15:40
MHK - Rybar (1:14) (L)0000/18:123rd/19:26
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.