Game Report 925 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: West Central Events Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2014
GAME NOTES: VAN POTTELBERGHE, IMPOSE LEAD SWISS TO WJAC-OPENING WIN KARLEN HERAUF KINDERSLEY, Sask. – Auguste Impose scored the lone goal in the third round of the shootout to give Switzerland a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Canada East in the opening game Sunday afternoon at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. Impose initially bobbled the puck before lifting a shot past a sprawling Blade Mann-Dixon (Antigonish, N.S./Valley, MHL), and Drake Board (Barrie, Ont./Aurora, OJHL) hit the post on the final Canadian chance in the shootout. The Swiss, who didn’t arrive in Kindersley until almost 11 p.m. on Saturday night, erased one-goal deficits in the second and third periods to earn the first two points in Group A. Damien Riat, Misha Moor and Timo Haussener had the goals in regulation time for the Swiss, while Joren Van Pottelberghe finished with 43 saves in regulation and overtime, and was perfect on three chances in the shootout. Callum Fryer (Oakville, Ont./Aurora, OJHL), Kyle Locke (Aurora, Ont./Aurora, OJHL) and Lucas Batt (Lewisporte, N.L./Amherst, MHL) scored for Canada East, which has dropped seven in a row at the tournament, dating back to the 2012 semifinals. Riat needed just six seconds of a Swiss power play to open the scoring, sneaking a shot from the point past Mann-Dixon at 7:16 of the first period. Fryer quickly drew even once the puck dropped to start the second, beating Van Pottelberghe from the point just 27 seconds into the middle frame, and Locke found the back of the net on a Canadian power play at 7:46 to give the easterners their first lead. But Switzerland answered just 22 seconds after Locke’s goal; Moor made it a 2-2 game heading to the intermission. Batt gave the Canadians another lead 4:33 into the final period, but Haussener forced overtime with just 3:05 to go, lifting a backhand over the glove of Mann-Dixon. Haussener, Alex Tonge (Kingston, Ont./Kingston, OJHL), Riat and Adam Brady (Delhi, Ont./Kingston, OJHL) missed in the first two rounds before Impose’s winner. The Swiss finish their preliminary round schedule against the Americans on Monday night (7:30 p.m. CT), while Canada East faces the Americans on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. CT).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada East
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  van Pottelberghe, Joren
  Chuard, Romain
  Forrer, Marco
  Stemer, Clément
  Weber, Serge
  Kessler, Tino
  Riat, Damien
 10  Guidotti, Samuele
 11  Impose, Auguste
 12  Moor, Misha
 14  Holdener, Makai
 17  Trisconi, Noele
 18  Thurkauf, Calvin
 19  Zehnder, Yannick
 20  Pinana, Christian
 21  Hollenstein, Fabio
 22  Forrer, Sandro
 24  Prassl, Raphael
 25  Bircher, Alain
 27  Haberstich , Fabian 
 28  Haussener, Timo
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Roughing minor 13:18  13:188:42
2nd10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:421 0:421:18
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 6:041 6:0415:56
2nd18 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 11:541 11:5410:06
3rd11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 6:581 6:5815:02
3rd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 10:341 10:3411:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Mann-Dixon, Blade
  Henry, Jared
  Morris, Brody
  Craig, Ross
  Fryer, Callum
  Doef, Neil
  Kuffner, Ryan
 10  Lewis, Theo
 11  Kirkup, Ryan
 12  Panetta, Jacob
 15  St. Pierre, Maxime
 17  Girduckis, Abbott
 19  Brady, Adam
 20  Tierney, Zac
 21  Laidley, Michael
 22  Tonge, Alex
 23  Garvey, Ryan
 24  Batt, Lucas
 25  Locke, Kyle
 26  Board, Drake
   
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:101 7:1014:50
1st12 2:00 (auto) Charging minor 9:431 9:4312:17
1st26 2:00 Roughing minor 13:18  13:188:42
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 14:501 14:507:10
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 15:401 15:406:20
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:16 PP 9-14            
2nd8:08  12-18-11            
3rd16:55  28-9-14            
                
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd:27  6-24            
2nd7:46 PP 25-9-11            
3rd4:33  24-22-19            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 1 / 4
CANADA EAST 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA EAST 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
CANADA EAST 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 SO Total
SWITZERLAND1110014
CANADA EAST0210003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 Tot. On Off
SUI - van Pottelberghe (63:05) (W)1210191042/0:001st OT/3:05
CAN-E - Mann-Dixon (63:05) (SL)7851021/0:001st OT/3:05
SHOOTOUT
SWITZERLAND shoots first for each round.
SWITZERLAND CANADA EAST
#  SHOOTER
 28  Timo Haussener   --  
 9  Damien Riat   --  
 11  Auguste Impose Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  22   Alex Tonge
   --  19   Adam Brady
   --  26   Drake Board
TOTALS:  1  0
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:30 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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