Game Report 935 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: West Central Events Centre
Date: Dec 19, 2014
GAME NOTES: SWISS SCORE TWO IN THIRD TO EDGE CANADA WEST FOR FIFTH AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE KINDERSLEY, Sask. – Sandro Forrer and Tino Kessler scored the game-tying and game-winning goals 50 seconds apart in the third period, helping Switzerland to a 3-2 win over Canada West in Friday afternoon’s fifth-place game at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. The result is the worst ever for both teams at the tournament; neither had ever missed out on the semifinals in a combined 11 previous appearances, but were both quarter-final losers on Wednesday. Romain Chuard also scored for the Swiss, while Sheldon Rempal (Calgary, Alta./Nanaimo, BCHL) was responsible for both Canada West goals in a losing cause. Both teams came out slowly, combining for just 11 shots on goal in the first period, and it took the Canadians more than 10 minutes to test Swiss goaltender Daniel Muff for the first time. Rempal finally broke through for Canada West just past the midway mark of the second, digging out a loose puck in the Swiss crease and jamming his first goal of the tournament past Muff. He struck again just 3:01 later, showing off his hands in the slot before beating Muff for the 2-0 goal. The Swiss comeback began just 71 seconds after Rempal’s second goal; Chuard let go a wrist shot just inside the Canadian blue-line that found its way through goaltender Evan Weninger (Saskatoon, Sask./Kindersley, SJHL) to cut the Canada West lead in half. Switzerland drew even at 7:10 of the third period when Forrer walked out of the corner on a Swiss power play and snapped a shot past Weninger, and Kessler tipped in a Calvin Thürkauf shot less than a minute later for the winner. The Canadians finished with a 26-20 advantage in shots, but went goalless in three power play chances. Weninger finished with 17 saves in his first start of the tournament in front of his home fans.
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Canada West
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Muff, Daniel
  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  Thürkauf, Calvin
 19  Zehnder, Yannick
 20  Pinana, Christian
 21  Hollenstein, Fabio
 22  Forrer, Sandro
 24  Prassl, Raphael
 25  Bircher, Alain
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 4:281 4:2817:32
2nd25 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:581 7:5814:02
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 17:541 17:544:06
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 18:51  18:513:09
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 18:51  18:513:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Weninger, Evan
  James, Connor
  Bast, Gabe
  Mumby, Griffin
  Dombrovskiy, Viktor
  Fabbro, Dante
  Buono, Carmine
  Hobbs, Connor
  Keane, Jackson
 10  Gardner, Rhett
 11  Jost, Tyson
 12  Risling, Ryley
 14  Young, Cody
 16  Keats, Kurt
 17  Vanderlaan, Mitchell
 19  Hannoun, Demico
 21  Busch, Tyler
 22  Rempal, Sheldon
 24  Gammer, Cole
 25  Vela, Marcus
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 Tripping minor 7:401 7:4014:20
1st11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 16:261 16:265:34
2nd22 2:00 Slashing minor 9:081 9:0812:52
2nd16 2:00 Tripping minor 12:381 12:389:22
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 18:51  18:513:09
2nd12 2:00 Roughing minor 18:51  18:513:09
3rd11 2:00 Slashing minor 5:221 5:2216:38
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 20:00  20:002:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd16:00  4-24            
3rd7:10 PP 22-18            
3rd8:00  8-18            
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd11:48  22-6-21            
2nd14:49  22-9-14            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 1 / 5
CANADA WEST 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA WEST 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA WEST 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0123
CANADA WEST0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Muff (60:00) (W)610824/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Weninger (58:35) (L)57517/0:003rd/18:35
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:30 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Fraser Lawrence
Referee: Colin Watt
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons
Linesmen: Sean Donnelly
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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