Game Report 2237 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Rogers Arena
Date: Dec 27, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA WINS AGAIN, EDGES SWISS AT WORLD JUNIORS JASON LA ROSE VANCOUVER, B.C. – Noah Dobson (Summerside, P.E.I./Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL) scored the game-winning goal in the second period, and Canada’s National Junior Team held off a late flurry to earn a 3-2 win over Switzerland on Thursday night at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) and MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who sit atop Group A after posting their second win in as many days. “Going into this one we knew [Switzerland] had a good team,” said Entwistle, who has scored in both Canadian victories. “They have seven or eight returnees, they’ve played at this level before, and they know what it takes to win. It was tough, but [we are] happy to get the win.” Early on it looked as if the offensive momentum from the 14-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday would continue; Glass finished a centring pass from Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) just 36 seconds after the puck dropped. But Swiss goaltender Akira Schmid and the defence clamped down from there, allowing just seven Canadian shots – and, more importantly, no more goals – in the opening 20 minutes. Switzerland used an early goal of its own to tie the game in the second period. The puck found its way into the slot and onto the stick of Philipp Kurashev, who wired a rocket past Canadian netminder Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) only 46 seconds into the middle frame. Entwistle restored the lead for good five minutes later with a goal similar to the Glass opener – this time it was Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, N.S./Boston University, HE) serving as set-up man – and Dobson pushed the advantage to two at 12:08. “I stepped up in the neutral zone, and [Barrett Hayton] made a great play,” Dobson said of his game-winner. “I thought I had a step on the ‘D’ so I just tried to take it to the net and threw it in the five-hole. Ended up being a big goal.” The teams spent most of the third period trading penalties, combining for seven minors in the final stanza, and the Swiss made it interesting when Kurashev netted his second power-play goal of the game to cut the deficit to 3-2 with 1:49 to go. Schmid headed to the bench for the extra attacker with 65 seconds left, but Scott and the Canadian defence locked it down in the final minute to keep Canada unbeaten in 23 all-time meetings with the Swiss at the World Juniors. “Ian played really well,” Canadian head coach Tim Hunter said of his goaltender. “He made a couple big saves, which you’re going to have to as these games go along. I thought we gave some pucks away in the second period, but we responded and recovered from it fine. We only gave up 17 shots, so that’s still pretty good for a World Juniors.” The Canadians are off Friday before taking on the Czech Republic on Saturday night (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Hollenstein, Luca
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Lehmann, Marco
  Burger, Gianluca
  Moser, Janis
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Bruschweiler, Yannick
 11  Leuenberger, Sven
 12  Gerber, Jeremi
 13  Sigrist, Justin
 14  Schmid, Sandro
 15  Verboon, Matthew
 16  Gross, Nico
 18  Nussbaumer, Valentin
 19  Barandun , Davyd
 20  Tanner, Ramon
 21  Berni, Tim
 22  Eggenberger, Nando
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 26  Aebischer, David
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd19 2:00 Roughing 8:311 8:3110:38
2nd2:00 Late Hit 17:431 17:4319:43
3rd18 2:00 Hooking 3:561 3:565:56
3rd2:00 Slashing 6:021 6:028:02
3rd16 2:00 Hooking 11:461 11:4613:46
3rd23 2:00 Cross-Checking 18:261 18:2620:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G31  Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Brook, Josh
  McIsaac, Jared
  Mitchell, Ian
  Dobson, Noah
  Glass, Cody
  Veleno, Joe
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Bowers, Shane
 16  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Phillips, Markus
 20  Leason, Brett
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Lafreniere, Alexis
 23  Studnicka, Jack
 24  Smith, Ty
 26  Frost, Morgan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Roughing 19:071 19:070:46
2nd14 2:00 Roughing 8:311 8:3110:31
2nd18 2:00 Clipping 13:291 13:2915:29
3rd15 2:00 Delay of Game 0:401 0:402:40
3rd17 2:00 Tripping 17:341 17:3418:11
3rd2:00 Tripping 18:551 18:5520:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd:46 PP 23-9-22            
3rd18:11 PP 23-9-22            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:36  8-17-14            
2nd5:55  16-15            
2nd12:08  6-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 2 / 6
CANADA 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0112
CANADA1203
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Schmid (57:34) (L)614929/0:003rd/17:34
SUI - Schmid (0:44) (L)0000/18:113rd/18:55
CAN - Scott (60:00) (W)47415/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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