Game Report 2102 Olympic Winter Games Men - Pre-tourn
PLAYED AT: Arena Riga
Date: Feb 4, 2018
GAME NOTES: SCRIVENS LEADS CANADA TO PRE-OLYMPIC WIN JASON LA ROSE RIGA, Latvia - Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping Canada's Men's Olympic Team to a 2-0 win over Latvia in its pre-PyeongChang opener Sunday. Marc-André Gragnani (L'Île-Bizard, Que./HC Dinamo Minsk, KHL) and Mat Robinson (Calgary, Alta./CSKA Moscow, KHL) provided the offence for the Canadians, who started their three-game exhibition schedule on a winning note. Gragnani gave Canada all the offence it would need early on, letting go a harmless-looking wrist shot from the point that found its way through traffic and through Latvian goaltender Elvis Merzlikins for an early 1-0 lead at 2:13. Robinson added insurance just past the midway mark of the second period, jumping into the rush and taking a feed from Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) before going to the backhand to beat Merzlikins. Scrivens did the rest, keeping the Latvians at bay on a pair of power plays in the third period and surviving a late flurry with Merzlikins on the bench to preserve the clean sheet. The Canadians are back on the ice at Arena Riga on Tuesday when they face off against Belarus (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT) before departing for South Korea later in the week. Canada closes out its pre-tournament schedule in Incheon against Sweden on Feb. 11 (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Latvia
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Scrivens, Ben
G31  Poulin, Kevin
  Gragnani, Marc-Andre
  Stollery, Karl
  Genoway, Chay
  Lee, Chris
  Noreau, Maxim
  Goloubef, Cody
  Wolski, Wojtek
  Raymond, Mason
 10  Roy, Derek
 11  Kelly, Chris
 12  Elliott, Stefan
 15  O’Dell, Eric
 16  Kozun, Brandon
 18  Vey, Linden
 19  Brulé, Gilbert
 21  Howden, Quinton
 22  Thomas, Christian
 23  Ebbett, Andrew
 25  Lapierre, Maxim
 28  Robinson, Mat
 29  Klinkhammer, Rob
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st29 2:00 Roughing 5:12  5:127:12
2nd12 2:00 Slashing 19:121 19:121:12
3rd2:00 Interference 19:321 19:3220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Merzlikins, Elvis
G98  Kalnins, Janis
  Kalkis, Roberts
  Tambijevs, Kirils
  Svars, Pauls
 10  Darzins, Lauris
 11  Batna, Oskars
 13  Skvorcovs, Gunars
 15  Karsums, Martins
 16  Daugavins, Kaspars
 24  Redlihs, Mikelis
 26  Balinskis, Uvis Janis
 28  Gegeris, Emils
 29  Pujacs, Georgijs
 32  Kulda, Arturs
 41  Razgals, Frenks
 58  Galvins , Guntis
 70  Indrasis, Miks
 77  Zile, Kristaps
 79  Pavlovs, Vitalijs
 84  Jevpalovs, Nikita
 87  Meija, Gints
 91  Kenins, Ronalds
 96  Bicevskis, Maris
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st91 2:00 Roughing 5:12  5:127:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:13  2-8            
2nd10:30  28-10-19            
LATVIA Goals LATVIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 0
LATVIA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
LATVIA 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
LATVIA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1102
LATVIA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Scrivens (60:00) (W)117927/0:003rd/20:00
LAT - Merzlikins (59:18) (L)78621/0:003rd/19:18
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games Men - Pre-tourn Game Report.