Game Report 2031 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 30, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS MOUNTFIELD, ADVANCES TO SPENGLER CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland - Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) had a goal and an assist in the third period, sending Canada's National Men's Team to another championship game at the Spengler Cup after a 5-2 semifinal win over Mountfield HK on Saturday. The Canadians are into the final for the third year in a row, and will look to win a third-consecutive title on Sunday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT) against the winner of the HC Davos-Switzerland semifinal. Maxim Lapierre (Brossard, Que./HC Lugano, NLA) added three assists for the Canadians, who got 26 saves from Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, EBEL). It took just four minutes for Canada to grab an early lead; David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA) found a loose puck at the side of the net and beat Mountfield netminder Patrik Rybar. Jay McClement (Kingston, Ont./EHC Olten, NLB) doubled the advantage at 15:09, beating Rybar with a quick shot from the high slot, but Lukas Cingel walked out of the corner and stuffed the puck past Poulin just 14 seconds later to get the Czech side on the board. Cody Goloubef (Oakville, Ont,/Stockton, AHL) restored the two-goal advantage at 3:16 of the second period, whipping a wrist shot under the glove of Rybar, only for Michal Dragoun to convert on a shorthanded breakaway late in the middle frame to make it a 3-2 after two. Mountfield came close to equalizing midway through the third period when Petr Koukal raced away on another shorthanded break, but Poulin stretched to deny the backhand and preserve the Canadian lead. Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) added insurance for Canada with less than five minutes to go, knocking in a rebound just six seconds into a power play for a 4-2 advantage. Noreau banked in a shorthanded, empty-net goal from 200 feet to finish the scoring in the final seconds. The Canadians are one win away from a record-tying 15th Spengler Cup title. A victory Sunday would mark the second time Canada went back-to-back-to-back at the invitational tournament; it won four in a row from 1995-98.
Visiting Team: Mountfield HK
Home Team: Canada
MOUNTFIELD HK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Pavelka, Jaroslav
G42  Rybar, Patrik
  Cingel, Lukas
  Köhler, Bedrich
 15  Gregorc, Blaz
 16  Kukumberg, Roman
 17  Berger, Jan
 19  Planek, Martin
 20  Zamorsky, Petr
 21  Koukal, Petr
 22  Simanek, Jiri
 23  Vydareny, Rene
 25  Dzerins, Andris
 26  Bednar, Jaroslav
 27  Cibulskis, Oskars
 29  Dragoun, Michal
 36  Vopelka, Lukas
 51  Granak, Dominik
 52  Lhotak, Lukas
 53  Gernát , Martin
 65  Cerveny, Rudolf
 70  Smolenak, Radek
MOUNTFIELD HK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd21 2:00 Interference 10:02  10:0212:02
2nd2:00 Hooking 14:031 14:0316:03
2nd51 2:00 Interference 17:191 17:1919:19
3rd20 2:00 Hooking 8:501 8:5010:50
3rd53 2:00 Tripping 15:331 15:3315:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Roy, Olivier
G31  Poulin, Kevin
  Hickey, Brandon
  McIntyre, David
  Raymond, Mason
 10  Hamilton, Curtis
 11  McClement, Jay
 12  Boychuk, Zach
 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
 65  Petschenig, Will
 74  Sikura, Dylan
 76  Davies, Jeremy
 78  Bartley, Victor
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd26 2:00 High-Sticking 10:02  10:0212:02
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 19:341 19:3420:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
MOUNTFIELD HK Goals MOUNTFIELD HK PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:23  6-70-52            
2nd14:47 SH 29            
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) MOUNTFIELD HK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:01  7-25-15            
1st15:09  11-36-4            
2nd3:16  27-21-10            
3rd15:39 PP 12-25-56            
3rd19:41 EN.SH 56-25            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
MOUNTFIELD HK 0 / 1
CANADA 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
MOUNTFIELD HK 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
MOUNTFIELD HK 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
MOUNTFIELD HK1102
CANADA2125
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
MHK - Rybar (56:58) (L)581023/0:003rd/16:58
MHK - Rybar (0:19) (L)0000/19:413rd/20:00
CAN - Poulin (60:00) (W)781126/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.