Game Report 300 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: ZS Poprad
Date: Apr 17, 2017
GAME NOTES: NEWCOMERS LEAD CANADA TO WIN OVER SWISS JASON LA ROSE POPRAD, Slovakia – Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) made their debuts in style, scoring two goals apiece to help Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 7-3 win over Switzerland on Monday at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. Studnicka and Glass were the final two players added to the Canadian roster after their teams were eliminated from the Canadian Hockey League playoffs on the weekend. Kyle Olson (Calgary, Alta./Tri-City, WHL), Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) and MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who won for the third time in as many games to stay within a point of Finland for first place in Group A. Canada faces the Finns on Tuesday (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT) to wrap up the preliminary round. Studnicka didn’t waste any time getting his name on the scoreboard, circling out of the corner and throwing a shot on net that eluded Swiss goaltender Gianluca Zaetta for the 1-0 goal at 9:44. Glass doubled the lead less than three minutes later, going five-hole on Zaetta to send the Canadians to the dressing room up by a pair. Studnicka struck again 3:31 into the second period, one-timing in a feed from Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) to make it 3-0 and chase Zaetta, who was replaced by Akira Schmid after allowing three goals on 13 shots. Special teams got the Swiss back into the game before the end of the middle frame; Keijo Weibel jumped on a loose puck in the neutral zone and beat Canadian netminder Jake McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) for a shorthanded goal at 12:33, and Philipp Kurashev converted on a power play at 18:35 to cut the lead to one after 40 minutes. But Glass redirected a pass from Jocktan Chainey (Asbestos, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) past Schmid just 75 seconds into the third period, and Olson wired in a wrist shot off a Glass set-up at 9:47 to put the Canadians back up by three at 5-2. Nando Eggenberger scored for Switzerland to make it a two-goal game with less than four minutes to go, but Mattheos hit the empty net with 2:25 left, and Entwistle capped the scoring in the final minute. McGrath finished with 27 saves in his first start of the tournament.
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Zaetta, Gianluca
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Trudel, Beat
  Barandun, Davyd
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Simic, Axel
  Patry, Stephane
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Schüpbach, Mick
 11  Leuenberger, Sven
 12  Dopfner, Andreas
 13  Hischier, Nico
 14  Matewa, Lucas
 15  Sigrist, Justin
 16  Weibel, Keijo
 19  Riat, Arnaud
 21  Berni, Tim
 22  Eggenberger, Nando
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 24  Geisser, Tobias
 25  Petrig, Jan
 26  Gross, Nico
 28  Kohler, Gilian
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Interference 14:431 14:4316:43
2nd11 2:00 Hooking 11:351 11:3513:35
2nd25 2:00 Slashing 13:211 13:2115:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Scott, Ian
G29  Gravel, Alexis
G30  McGrath, Jacob
  Brook, Josh
  Mitchell, Ian
  Smith, Ty
  Chainey, Jocktan
  Woo, Jett
  Ratcliffe, Isaac
 10  Schnarr, Nate
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Mattheos, Stelio
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Olson, Kyle
 16  Thomas, Akil
 18  Glass, Cody
 21  Dellandrea, Ty
 22  Studnicka, Jack
 23  Noël, David
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 26  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 27  Hawel, Liam
 28  Strome, Matthew
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st16 2:00 High-Sticking 17:051 17:0519:05
1st24 2:00 Interference 19:471 19:471:47
2nd14 2:00 Diving 5:431 5:437:43
2nd2:00 Tripping 18:151 18:1518:35
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 18:191 18:190:19
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 10:371 10:3712:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd12:33 SH 16            
2nd18:35 PP 23-4            
3rd16:07  22-23-13            
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st9:44  22-15            
1st12:29  18-5            
2nd3:31  22-28            
3rd1:15  18-5-8            
3rd9:47  15-18-5            
3rd17:35  12            
3rd19:19  26-24-3            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND1 / 6
CANADA0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND6 min / 3 inf
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA7 G + 9 A = 16 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0213
CANADA2147
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Zaetta (23:31) 8008/0:002nd/3:31
SUI - Schmid (33:03) (L)014519/3:313rd/16:34
SUI - Schmid (2:25) (L)0000/17:353rd/20:00
CAN - McGrath (60:00) (W)6111027/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.