Game Report 2365 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Date: Dec 19, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES SWISS IN PRE-WORLD JUNIORS OPENER JASON LA ROSE VICTORIA, B.C. – Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) scored two goals and set up two others, sending Canada’s National Junior Team to a 5-3 win over Switzerland in its pre-tournament opener Wednesday ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) added a goal and two helpers for the Canadians, who opened up a 4-1 lead midway through the second period before the Swiss clawed back to make it close. Switzerland struck first, taking an early lead against the run of play; a bouncing puck found its way onto the stick of Philipp Kurashev in the slot, and his shot found its way under the right pad of Canadian goaltender Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) just 5:13 in. But Glass needed only 14 seconds to answer, roofing a backhand over the short-side shoulder of Swiss netminder Luca Jan Hollenstein, and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) rifled a shot from distance past the glove of Hollenstein at 11:43 to put Canada ahead for good. Comtois, who earned assists on the Glass and Tippett markers, added a goal of his own before the end of the first period; Glass forced a turnover along the sideboards and set up Comtois, who snapped a quick shot to the far side on Hollenstein. The Canadian power play clicked in the second period; Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) followed up a Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) chance in front and potted the 4-1 goal. Switzerland made it a two-goal game less than two minutes later when Valentin Nussbaumer broke in alone and tucked a backhand around DiPietro, and Tobias Geisser hammered in a loose puck at 18:43 to pull the Swiss within one after 40 minutes. But they would get no closer, and Comtois found the empty net in the final minute of the third period to finish his stand-out performance and clinch the win for the Canadians. Canada is back on the ice at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Friday, taking on Slovakia (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) before wrapping up its pre-tournament schedule against Finland on Sunday night in Vancouver (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT). The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Boxing Day with Canada opening defence of its gold medal against Denmark (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Zaetta, Gianluca
G30  Hollenstein, Luca Jan
  Lehmann, Marco
  Burger, Gianluca
  Moser, Janis
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Bruschweiler, Yannick
 14  Schmid, Sandro
 15  Verboon, Matthew
 16  Gross, Nico
 17  Wyss, Luca
 18  Nussbaumer, Valentin
 19  Barandun , Davyd
 20  Tanner, Ramon
 21  Berni, Tim
 22  Eggenberger, Nando
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 24  Geisser, Tobias
 25  Sopa, Kyen
 26  Aebischer, David
 27  Derungs, Ian
 28  Wüthrich, Dario
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd15 2:00 Holding 3:071 3:075:07
2nd2:00 Hooking 10:061 10:0611:25
3rd2:00 Hooking 2:15  2:154:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
 13  Vilardi, Gabriel
 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
1st27 2:00 Interference 19:241 19:241:24
2nd11 2:00 Interference 15:421 15:4217:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:11  23            
2nd13:07  18-9            
2nd18:43  24-26-23            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:25  8-14-3            
1st11:42  21-14            
1st18:46  14-8            
2nd11:25 PP 23-27-8            
3rd19:32 EN 14-24            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 0 / 2
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND1203
CANADA3115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Hollenstein (58:32) (L)13131036/0:003rd/18:32
SUI - Hollenstein (0:27) (L)0000/19:333rd/20:00
CAN - DiPietro (60:00) (W)35614/0:003rd/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.