Game Report 2465 Spengler Cup
PLAYED AT: Vaillant Arena
Date: Dec 30, 2018
GAME NOTES: BIG FIRST PERIOD SENDS CANADA TO SPENGLER CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE DAVOS, Switzerland – Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) scored twice and added an assist and Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) had a goal and a helper – all in the first 13 minutes – to help Canada’s National Men’s Team advance to the championship game at the 2018 Spengler Cup with a 4-2 semifinal win over the Nürnberg Ice Tigers on Sunday. The Canadians will face the winner of the late semifinal between HC Davos and KalPa Kuopio in the final on Monday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT, TSN3/5), one victory away from a record-tying fourth-consecutive tournament title. Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Fort Wayne, ECHL) made 15 saves to earn his third win in as many starts. Emmerton was first onto the scoreboard; Boychuk did the hard work, driving down the right wing before centring for Emmerton, who knocked in the 1-0 goal at 7:06. The roles were reversed less than three minutes later when Emmerton picked off an errant pass in the Nürnberg zone and fed Boychuk to double the advantage. Boychuk added a second goal at 12:45, getting his stick on a blast from the point by Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./ZSC Lions, NLA) to cap off a dominant first period – the Canadians outshot Nürnberg 14-3 and took a 3-0 lead to the intermission. The teams exchanged power-play goals in the second period; Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA) caught a break when his pass hit an Ice Tigers stick and eluded goaltender Niklas Treutle early in the middle frame, before Daniel Weiss went five-hole on Fucale to get the German side on the board. Brandon Buck added another for the Ice Tigers with less than five minutes to go, but the Canadians held off the late push to book their spot in final for the 10th time in the last 14 years. Canada held a one-sided advantage in shots on goal, 33-17.
Visiting Team: Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Home Team: Canada
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Jenike, Andreas
G31  Treutle, Niklas
  Festerling, Brett
  Newton, Jake
  Lalonde, Shawn
  Buck, Brandon
 10  Aronson, Taylor
 11  Brown, Chris
 14  Gilbert, Tom
 17  Reimer, Patrick
 19  Grosse, Pascal
 21  Kislinger, Max
 22  Mebus, Oliver
 24  Weber, Marcus
 26  Segal, Brandon
 41  Acton, Will
 57  Weiss, Daniel
 61  Bassen, Chad
 68  Jurcina, Milan
 71  Lerg, Bryan
 72  Mieszkowski, Mike
 74  Fox, Dane
 77  Bender, Tim
 81  Ness, Martin
 91  Dupuis, Philippe
 93  Pfoederl, Leonhard
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd22 2:00 Tripping 2:171 2:172:30
2nd14 2:00 Holding 5:191 5:197:19
2nd77 2:00 Holding 13:521 13:5215:52
2nd10 2:00 High-Sticking 14:461 14:4616:46
3rd74 2:00 High-Sticking 11:081 11:0813:08
3rd10 2:00 Interference 13:501 13:5015:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Fucale, Zach
G31  Coreau, Jared
  Després, Simon
  Bieksa, Kevin
  Curran, Kodie
  Conrad, Colt
  Fabbro, Dante
  Knelsen, Dion
 11  Gagnon, Aaron
 16  Micflikier, Jacob
 17  Mitchell, Torrey
 18  Dalpe, Zac
 19  Ebbett, Andrew
 22  Boychuk, Zach
 24  Cracknell, Adam
 25  Emmerton, Cory
 26  Winnik, Daniel
 27  Quincey, Kyle
 28  Moore, Dominic
 36  D’Agostini, Matt
 40  Lapierre, Maxim
 46  Wiercioch, Patrick
 55  Vukovic, Daniel
 56  Noreau, Maxim
 89  DiDomenico, Chris
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd26 2:00 Slashing 5:191 5:197:19
2nd46 2:00 Hooking 10:311 10:3111:32
2nd46 2:00 Hooking 17:411 17:4119:41
3rd22 2:00 Hooking 14:131 14:1316:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS Goals NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd11:32 PP 57-93-14            
3rd15:07  9-77-93            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:06  25-22-8            
1st9:36  22-25            
1st12:45  22-56-16            
2nd2:30 PP 89-19-56            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS 1 / 4
CANADA 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NüRNBERG ICE TIGERS0112
CANADA3104
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NUR - Treutle (57:56) (L)1111729/0:003rd/17:56
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)36615/0:003rd/20:00
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