Game Report 64 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 11, 2016
GAME NOTES: MAKAR SETS WJAC RECORD, LEADS CANADA WEST TO OPENING WIN JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) became the first defenceman in World Junior A Challenge history to record five points in a game, scoring twice and adding three assists to lead Canada West to a tournament-opening 6-2 win over Switzerland on Sunday night. The Canadian captain had a goal and an assist in the first period, two helpers in the second and a goal in the third, making him just the seventh player in WJAC history to reach the five-point plateau in one game. Jordan Kawaguchi (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) added a goal and two assists for the westerners, and Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) had one of each. Canada West came out firing in the first period, directing 22 shots at Swiss goaltender Beat Trudel in the opening 20 minutes and scoring three times before the 12-minute mark. Mitchell netted the first at 6:31, getting a point shot through traffic and past Trudel on a Canadian power play, and Makar picked up a failed clearing attempt and whipped in a wrist shot two minutes after that. Jonny Tychonick (Calgary, Alta./Penticton, BCHL) added the third goal by a defenceman at 11:40, showing off slick hands in the slot before snapping a shot behind Trudel, who stopped 39 shots in all. The Swiss got one back on the power play before the end of the opening frame when Sven Leuenberger tipped a point shot from Nils Seiler behind Canadian netminder Matthew Galajda (Aurora, Ont./Victoria, BCHL), who faced fewer shots in total (17) than his Swiss counterpart did in the first 20 minutes. Ryan Cox (St. Albert, Alta./Fort McMurray, AJHL) pushed the lead to 4-1 early in the second period, going to the backhand on a partial breakaway, and Kawaguchi added a fifth goal on the power play at 14:07, banging in a rebound from the top of the crease. Makar capped his record-setting night with a highlight-reel goal six minutes into the third period, picking up the puck on the half-boards before dangling his way to the net and beating Trudel to make it 6-1. Arnaud Riat scored a consolation goal for the Swiss with 6:35 left to cap the scoring. Canada West is right back on the ice Monday night for a match-up against Russia (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Swiss face the Russians in the Group A finale on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada West
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Jaks, Aleksander
G30  Trudel, Beat
  Zeiter, David
  Widmer, Gabriel
  Schnetzer, Claude
  Brunner, Yannick
  Burger, Gianluca
  Tanner, Ramon
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Schüpbach, Mick
 11  Leuenberger, Sven
 13  Wyss, Luca Silvan
 14  Matewa, Lucas
 15  Sigrist, Justin
 16  Nyffeler, Robin
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 19  Triana, Dylan Pena
 22  Bleiker, Mischa
 24  Riat, Arnaud
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Seiler, Nils
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 1:461 1:463:46
1st11 2:00 Hooking 4:551 4:556:31
2nd2:00 Hooking 4:301 4:306:30
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 13:171 13:1714:07
2nd16 2:00 Interference 16:281 16:2818:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Drackett, Logan
G31  Galajda, Matthew
  Mitchell, Ian
  Seiferling, Regan
  Tychonick, Jonny
  Makar, Cale
  Thomas, Cory
 10  Stewart, Jeff
 11  Gula, Darby
 12  Cox, Ryan
 14  Gaber, Riese
 15  Hayward, Blake
 18  Turnbull, Carter
 19  Regush, Michael
 21  Nardi, Joseph
 22  Koop, Will
 23  Burgart, Desi
 25  Johnson, Kyle
 26  Lesko, Brandon
 27  Mendel, Griffin
 28  Kawaguchi, Jordan
 29  Betts, Kyle
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 Checking from Behind 14:211 14:2114:32
1st23 10:00 Game Misconduct 14:21  14:215:14
2nd12 2:00 Interference 7:391 7:399:39
2nd19 2:00 Hit to the Head 17:151 17:1519:15
2nd19 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 17:15  17:1520:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:32 PP 11-27-3            
3rd13:25  24-25            
                
                
                
                
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:31 PP 3-7-28            
1st8:39  7            
1st11:40  5-4-14            
2nd3:41  12-28-7            
2nd14:07 PP 28-3-7            
3rd6:01  7-18-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 1 / 3
CANADA WEST 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA WEST 26 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA WEST 6 G + 10 A = 16 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND1012
CANADA WEST3216
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Trudel (60:00) (L)1991139/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Galajda (60:00) (W)65415/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:30 PM
  -  End: 9:47 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.