Game Report 2033 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 31, 2017
GAME NOTES: POULIN BACKSTOPS CANADA TO THIRD-STRAIGHT SPENGLER TITLE JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, EBEL) turned aside all 36 shots he faced in a terrific performance, and Canada’s National Men’s Team blanked Switzerland 3-0 on Sunday to win its third-consecutive Spengler Cup championship. It is the first time a team has gone back-to-back-to-back at the tournament since Canada won four in a row from 1995-98. The title is also the 15th for Canada, tying host HC Davos for most all-time. Both goaltenders were busy early, with Poulin and Swiss counterpart Leonardo Genoni combining for 20 saves in scoreless first period. It took a fortuitous bounce for Canada to open the scoring in the second; a shot by Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) hit the leg of Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) and eluded Genoni at 7:34. Noreau needed less than four minutes to add insurance, blasting a point shot past Genoni directly off a won face-off to send Canada to the intermission up by a pair of goals. The defenceman – who wore the ‘C’ for the second year in a row – finished the tournament as the co-leader in scoring, netting a pair of goals to go along with five assists in four games. David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA) added an exclamation point for the Canadians with less than eight minutes left, spinning in the slot and squeezing a shot under the arm of Genoni to make it 3-0. That was more than enough for Poulin, who fashioned just the eighth shutout by a Canadian goaltender in tournament history, and the second in a championship game – Canada blanked Lada Togliatti in the 1995 final. Poulin made 16 saves in the second period but was arguably at his best in the third, keeping the Swiss at bay as they looked to get back within a goal early in the final frame. His best save came with less than two minutes to go, a how-did-he-do-that pad stop off Damien Brunner. The Spengler Cup was the last of five Olympic tune-up events for the Canadians, who will select their team for the 2018 Games in the coming weeks. Canada opens the Olympic tournament against Switzerland on Feb. 15 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Boltshauser, Luca
G63  Genoni, Leonardo
  Geering, Patrick
  Praplan, Vincent
 12  Cunti, Luca
 15  Hofmann, Gregory
 16  Diaz, Raphael
 17  Fazzini, Luca
 19  Schäppi, Reto
 23  Bodenmann, Simon
 27  Schlumpf, Dominik
 33  Rathgeb, Yannick
 35  Untersander, Ramon
 42  Sutter, Dave
 44  Suter, Pius
 45  Fora, Michael
 46  Rod, Noah
 58  Blum, Eric
 60  Scherwey, Tristan
 61  Herzog , Fabrice
 70  Hollenstein, Denis
 71  Richard, Tanner
 76  Genazzi, Joel
 80  Kreis, Samuel
 83  Vermin, Joël
 93  Martschini, Lino
 96  Brunner, Damien
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Hooking 2:071 4:17
2nd46 2:00 Boarding 13:461 15:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Roy, Olivier
G31  Poulin, Kevin
G33  Brust, Barry
  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
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 9:451 11:45
3rd56 2:00 Hooking 19:591 20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:34  12-56-19            
2nd11:31  56-78-11            
3rd12:19  7-15            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0000
CANADA0213
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Genoni (56:42) (L)1110425/0:003rd/16:42
CAN - Poulin (60:00) (W)9161136/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Spengler Cup Game Report.