Game Report 2052 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Arena Metallurg
Date: Apr 22, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA SHUTS OUT SWITZERLAND TO STAY PERFECT AT U18S JESSICA GOWANS MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) got the shutout, turning away all 17 shots he faced to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 5-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship. With the win, Canada moves to a perfect 3-0 in preliminary play, tied for top spot in Group B with Sweden ahead of a first-place showdown on Tuesday (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT). It was a dominant performance for Canada from start to finish, jumping out to a 13-4 lead in shots through the first period, and finishing the game with 39-17 advantage. Rodrigue wasn’t busy, but was sharp when he needed to be to preserve the shutout, including two fantastic kick saves while the Swiss were pressuring on the power play in the second period. Allan McShane (Collingwood, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) finished with a goal and an assist, while Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL), Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL), Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL), and Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) had the other goals for Canada. Serron Noel (Nepean, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) had two assists, and leads the Canadians in scoring with six points through three games. Canada struck early the first, scoring the only goal it would need at 4:44 of the opening frame. Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) forced a turnover in the offensive end, and Lafrenière tipped the puck past Swiss goaltender Akira Schmid off a pretty pass in front of the net from Noel. The Canadians continued to pour on the pressure in the second, scoring three more goals in the middle stanza. With Switzerland on the power play, Dudas finished off the shorthanded rush started by McShane, who found the scoresheet again less than 10 minutes later, this time on the power play when he tucked a shot top corner over Schmid’s shoulder. It was the first power-play goal of the tournament for Canada and broke an 0-for-11 drought with the man advantage. Wouters swiped home the 4-0 goal after a scramble in front shortly before the second intermission. The power play found the back of the net again in the third period, with Lavoie finishing the scoring.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ellis, Colten
G29  Rodrigue, Olivier
G30  Mandolese, Kevin
  Bahl, Kevin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Tychonick, Jonathan
  Smith, Ty
  Merkley, Ryan
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Thomas, Akil
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 14  Fonstad, Cole
 15  Hillis, Cameron
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Foudy, Liam
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Dudas, Aidan
 20  McBain, Jack
 22  Wouters, Chase
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 25  Lavoie, Raphael
 26  Noel, Serron
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Slashing 1:571 1:573:57
1st15 2:00 Holding the Stick 15:451 15:4517:45
2nd2:00 Holding 5:481 5:487:48
2nd24 2:00 Roughing 6:461 6:468:46
3rd26 2:00 Elbowing 9:051 9:0511:05
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 17:431 17:4319:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Charlin, Stéphane
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Hollenstein, Luca
  Anex, Guillaume
  Villa, Alessandro
  Patry, Stephane
  Moser, Janis
  Henauer, Mika
 13  Verboon, Matthew
 14  Prysi, David
 15  Barbei, Gianluca
 16  Gross, Nico
 17  Tanner, Jesse
 18  Nussbaumer, Valentin
 19  Barandun , Davyd
 20  Mettler, Julian
 22  De Nisco, Luca
 23  Weibel, Keijo
 24  Vouillamoz, Mathieu
 25  Sopa, Kyen
 26  Wüest, Simon
 27  Kohler, Gilian
 28  Wetter, Gian-Marco
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hit to the Head 15:251 15:2517:25
1st19 10:00 Hit to the Head 15:25  15:255:25
2nd2:00 Boarding 3:501 3:505:50
2nd26 2:00 Cross-Checking 11:221 11:2213:22
2nd2:00 Tripping 14:011 14:0116:01
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 19:471 19:471:47
3rd19 2:00 Interference 5:151 5:157:15
3rd19 2:00 Hooking 12:041 12:0414:04
3rd16 2:00 High-Sticking 15:241 15:2415:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:44  11-26-18            
2nd6:24 SH 19-16            
2nd13:11 PP 16-17-5            
2nd17:46  22-3-2            
3rd15:32 PP 25-26-7            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 2 / 8
SWITZERLAND 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
SWITZERLAND 26 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SWITZERLAND 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1315
SWITZERLAND0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Rodrigue (60:00) (W)45817/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Schmid (60:00) (L)1271534/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.