Game Report 504 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Malmo Isstadion
Date: Jan 2, 2014
GAME NOTES: MANTHA PENALTY SHOT THE WINNER AS CANADA TOPS SWISS 4-1 TO REACH SEMIFINALS THE CANADIAN PRESS MALMÖ, Sweden – Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) has Canada a win away from reaching the final at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. Mantha got the game-winner on a penalty shot while defenceman Griffin Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Edmonton, WHL) added a goal and an assist as Canada beat Switzerland 4-1 on Thursday to reach the semifinal round. The Canadians will face Finland on Saturday at Malmö Arena. “They're a good team – we saw that in the exhibition game,” said Reinhart, whose team dominated the final two periods of a pre-tournament game against the Finns on Dec. 20. “Every team now is going to be a hard game.” Forward Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Edmonton, WHL) and defenceman Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, Sask./Portland, WHL) also scored for Canada. Reinhart was in his second game since returning from a suspension he picked up at last year's event. But the big defenceman made his presence felt even more than in Canada's rousing win over the United States on Tuesday that gave the squad first in its preliminary round group. He rushed to the front of the net after Scott Laughton (Oakville, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) took the puck to the crease and whacked away at it until it got behind goalie Melvin Nyffeler at 18:08 of the first period. It marked the first time this tournament that Canada had scored first. “I'm starting to get my hands back,” the New York Islanders' first-round pick said. “I'm more comfortable on the ice.” What turned out to be the winning goal came at 9:04 of the second when the Swiss were caught on a line change. That forced captain Lukas Balmelli to take Mantha down from behind on a breakaway. Mantha said later he's not usually good in shootouts but he deked to the backhand and beat Nyffeler for a 2-0 lead. “I wasn't really ready but when they got me, I prepared,” said Mantha of his team-leading fifth goal and 11th point of the tournament. “The goalie moved his right pad first so I knew I could go on the right side and that's how I did it.” Canada's nerves were tested with one second left in the period. Mirco Muller lifted a shot from the point that Nico Dunner tipped past Canadian goalie Zachary Fucale. The goal stood up to review for a high stick. But Canada was on top of the Swiss from the start of the third. The teams were each short a man at 4:11 when Reinhart was stopped on a breakaway, only to have Lazar follow and stuff the puck in for the goal. A Swiss power play had just ended when Pouliot skated into the zone and beat Nyffeler with a high wrist shot at 13:49 to seal the win.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
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
1st2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 12:551 12:559:05
1st24 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 18:401 18:403:20
3rd15 2:00 Tripping minor 3:301 3:3018:30
3rd24 2:00 Roughing minor 6:411 6:4115:19
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 11:331 11:3310:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Nyffeler, Melvin
G20  Guntern, Daniel
G30  Rochow, Sascha
  Baltisberger, Phil
  Muller, Mirco
  Frick, Lukas
  Jecker, Benoit
  Kreis, Samuel
 10  Praplan, Vincent
 12  Rouiller, Anthony
 13  Schmutz, Julian
 15  Herzog, Fabrice
 16  Zangger, Sandro
 17  Sieber, Lukas
 19  Schmutz, Flavio
 21  Muller, Marco
 22  Dunner, Nico
 23  Fiala, Kevin
 25  Simion, Dario
 26  Fuchs, Jason
 27  Rathgeb, Yannick
 28  Balmelli, Lukas
 29  Paschoud, Claude
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 4:541 4:5417:06
2nd10 2:00 Tripping minor 9:481 9:4812:12
3rd22 2:00 Slashing minor 2:521 2:5219:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st18:08  8-21            
2nd9:04 PS 28            
3rd4:11  26-8            
3rd13:49  15            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd19:59  22-5-23            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
SWITZERLAND 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
SWITZERLAND 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 4 G + 2 A = 6 Pts
SWITZERLAND 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1124
SWITZERLAND0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Fucale (60:00) (W)46919/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Nyffeler (60:00) (L)511319/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 11:00 AM
  -  End: 11:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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