Game Report 2035 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: FirstOntario Centre
Date: Dec 22, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA CLOSES PRE-WJC PLAY WITH WIN OVER SWISS JASON LA ROSE HAMILTON, Ont. - Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) and Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) scored two goals apiece, and Canada's National Junior Team finished its pre-tournament schedule with an 8-1 win over Switzerland on Friday night. The Canadians flexed their offensive muscle in exhibition play, outscoring the Swiss and Czechs by a combined 17-1. They were just as dominant on the defensive end at the FirstOntario Centre, holding Switzerland to just seven shots on goal, and zero in the final 29 minutes. Canada had a 61-7 advantage in shots overall. The scoring started early, with Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) finishing a gorgeous feed from Josh Mahura (St. Albert, Alta./Regina, WHL) to put the Canadians up 1-0 just 3:43 after the puck dropped. Steenbergen doubled the lead less than four minutes later, finding a loose puck in the crease and knocking it past Swiss goaltender Philip Wüthrich. Canada made a goaltending change to start the second period; Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC) replaced Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL), who made three saves in the opening 20 minutes and did not allow a goal in his four periods of pre-tournament work. Dubé, who missed the exhibition opener on Wednesday, got on the scoreboard at the 2:39 mark of the second, one-timing a centering pass from Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) for a three-goal advantage. Guillaume Maillard got the Swiss on the board at 4:52, batting the puck up and over Point, but Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) beat Wüthrich over the glove at 8:15, Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) tipped in a Mahura shot at 10:34 and Dubé snapped home his second of the period at 18:08 to send Canada to the intermission up 6-1. Matteo Ritz replaced Wüthrich to start the third period, but the Canadians added two goals in rapid succession to finish the scoring; Steenbergen got his second at 7:35 before Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) went end-to-end just 1:34 later. The Canadians are off to Buffalo for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship; they open the tournament against Finland on Boxing Day (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Mahura, Josh
  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
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ritz, Matteo
G29  Wüthrich, Philip
G30  Schmid, Akira
  Gerber, Colin
  Cavalleri, Marco
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Stadler, Livio
  Barandun, Davyd
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Maillard, Guillaume
 11  Miranda, Marco
 12  Geisser, Tobias
 13  Sigrist, Justin
 14  Jäger, Ken
 15  Kohler, Gilian
 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
 27  Egli, Dominik
 28  Rohrbach, Dario
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd22 2:00 Slashing 6:101 6:108:10
2nd16 2:00 High-Sticking 14:481 14:4816:48
3rd16 2:00 Slashing 4:211 4:216:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:43  25-5-9            
1st7:33  17-20-7            
2nd2:39  9-23-25            
2nd8:14  2-19-12            
2nd10:34  19-5-20            
2nd18:07  9-25-23            
3rd7:36  17-20-11            
3rd9:09  10-7-27            
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd4:52  10-18            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 3
SWITZERLAND0 / 0
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA0 min / 0 inf
SWITZERLAND6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA8 G + 16 A = 24 Pts
SWITZERLAND1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2428
SWITZERLAND0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Hart (20:00) (W)3003/0:001st/20:00
CAN - Point (40:00) 0303/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Wüthrich (40:00) (L)1521036/0:002nd/20:00
SUI - Ritz (20:00) 001717/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament Game Report.