Game Report 481 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Malmo Isstadion
Date: Dec 26, 2013
GAME NOTES: MANTHA GETS HAT TRICK AS CANADA TOPS GERMANY 7-2 TO OPEN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP THE CANADIAN PRESS MALMÖ, Sweden – Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d'Or, LHJMQ) looked more relieved than jubilant after his three goals helped Canada start the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship with a victory. It may be because there had been doubts Mantha would make the team – despite lighting up the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season – because of his questionable defensive play. No one doubted his ability to put the puck in the net, as Mantha demonstrated with a hat trick in Canada's 7-2 win over Germany on Thursday. “It's a great feeling,” the lanky, six-foot-four right winger said. “For me, personally, I had to get a big game going and I think that's what I did.” It helped that Mantha was on a line with perhaps Canada's most dynamic playmaker in Jonathan Drouin (Huberdeau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), who assisted on all three of his goals – two on power plays and one at even strength. But Mantha, the grandson of former NHL forward Andre Pronovost, scores wherever he plays. He had 35 goals in only 32 games with the Val-d'Or Foreurs before joining Team Canada two weeks ago for the run-up to the world juniors. He has 85 goals in 99 games over the last season and a half. Coach Brent Sutter said what clinched his spot was that ability to put the puck in the net, which there is not a lot of on this squad compared to past world junior teams. Sutter hopes a crash course in 200-foot hockey will make the Detroit Red Wings prospect a more complete player as the tournament goes on. “He can score goals, but there are other aspects of his game he needs to continue to work on,” said Sutter. “Things I've talked to him about one on one. Mantha has a remarkably quick release for a big man, and having the clever Drouin laying passes on his stick could be a vital asset as the tournament moves on and the competition gets tougher. The Canadian team got a rousing welcome from the crowd of 1,831 – nearly all wearing Hockey Canada jerseys – at the 5,800-seat Isstadion, but still looked nervous as the game began. The Germans got the opening goal off a faceoff in the Canada zone as Dorian Saeftel put a shot through traffic that fooled goalie Jake Paterson (Mississauga, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) only 1:35 into the game. After Josh Anderson (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) and Mantha gave Canada a lead, Janik Moser tied it for Germany after defenceman Adam Pelech (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) whiffed on a clearing attempt. Then Canada took over as Mantha and Bo Horvat (Rodney, Ont./London, OHL) got goals before the intermission, Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) and Mantha added goals in the second period and Nic Petan (Delta, B.C./Portland, WHL) finished a play engineered by 16-year-old Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) in the third. A tougher test comes Saturday when Canada plays its second group stage game against the Czech Republic.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Germany
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Paterson, Jake
G31  Fucale, Zach
  Pelech , Adam
  Bigras, Chris
  Ekblad, Aaron
  Morrissey, Josh
  Reinhart, Griffin
 10  Hudon, Charles
 11  Horvat, Bo
 14  Leier, Taylor
 15  Pouliot, Derrick
 16  Rychel, Kerby
 17  McDavid, Connor
 19  Petan, Nic
 21  Laughton, Scott
 22  Gauthier, Frédérik
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 24  Dumba, Mathew
 25  Anderson, Josh
 26  Lazar, Curtis
 27  Drouin, Jonathan
 28  Mantha, Anthony
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 15:021 15:026:58
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 13:151 13:158:45
3rd14 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 6:391 6:3915:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
GERMANY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cupper, Marvin
G29  Klein, Patrick
G30  Reich, Kevin
  Bender, Tim
  Botzenhardt, Thomas
  Tuomie, Parker
  Tiffels, Dominik
  Laub, Lukas
 11  Eisenschmid, Markus
 12  Saeftel, Dorian
 13  Herpich, Kai
 14  Noske, Jonas
 15  Draisaitl, Leon
 16  Wagner, Fabio
 17  Tiffels, Frederik
 18  Moser, Janik
 20  Ziegler, Sven
 21  Kahun, Dominik
 22  Palausch, Lennart
 24  Klopper, Patrick
 25  Kammerer, Maximilian
 27  Filin, Vladislav
GERMANY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Slashing minor 6:481 6:4815:12
1st22 2:00 Tripping minor 10:261 10:2611:34
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:131 7:1314:47
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:191 10:1911:41
3rd22 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 15:251 15:256:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) GERMANY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:21  25-22-24            
1st10:41 PP 28-26-27            
1st17:36  28-15-27            
1st18:29  11-23            
2nd6:45  23-7-17            
2nd11:28 PP 28-27-15            
3rd10:13  19-17            
GERMANY Goals GERMANY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:35  12-22-24            
1st15:59 PP 18-21            
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 2 / 5
GERMANY 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
GERMANY 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 7 G + 12 A = 19 Pts
GERMANY 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA4217
GERMANY2002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Paterson (60:00) (W)69722/0:003rd/20:00
GER - Cupper (60:00) (L)89623/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:30 AM
  -  End: 7:30 AM
  -  Attendance:
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.