Canada West 3, Switzerland 8

SWISS SCORE SIX IN THIRD TO EARN BRONZE WITH WIN OVER WEST

PENTICTON, B.C. – Fourteen players had at least a point and seven scored goals – led by a pair from Gregory Hofmann – as Switzerland earned the bronze medal at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge with an 8-3 win over Canada West on Sunday afternoon.

The Swiss broke open a 2-2 game with six unanswered goals in a span of 11:43 in the third period, pulling away to win a medal in their tournament debut while leaving the Canadians off the podium for the first time in the five-year history of the event.

Early on it looked as if Canada West would rebound nicely from its semifinal loss to the United States on Saturday, as Grayson Downing set a WJAC record by scoring just 14 seconds into the game, tapping in a cross-crease feed from Dylan Walchuk.

The Swiss tied the game just minutes later thanks to Hofmann, but the westerners used a first-minute goal to take the lead again when Ryan Marshall tipped in a Ben Gallacher point shot with just 38 seconds elapsed in the middle frame.

Yannick Herren drew Switzerland even late in the second period on a power play, setting up what should have been an exciting race to bronze in the third.

But Reto Schäppi and Manuel Holenstein scored 34 seconds apart to open the floodgates, and Joël Vermin, Romain Loeffel and Gaëtan Haas made it a 7-2 game before the shell-shocked Canadians knew what hit them.

Hofmann and Ryan Marshall traded goals in the final 40 seconds to wrap up the scoring.

Switzerland, which beat Canada West in Monday’s opener for both teams, outshot the Canadians 44-16, including 36-11 over the final two periods.

Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Bronze Medal
Arena South Okanagan Events Centre City, Country Penticton, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/14/2010 Time 1:30 PM PT
Attendance 1440 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 1 1 1 3
Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 6 8

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   00:14 CAN W 18 Grayson Downing (19 Dylan Walchuk) 
   03:39 SUI  13 Gregory Hofmann (16 Inti Pestoni) 

Penalties: 
09:11 CAN W 7 Rhett Holland (Tripping) 
10:12 SUI  13 Gregory Hofmann (Hooking) 
11:28 SUI  10 Tristan Scherwey (Charging) 
12:53 SUI  9 Reto Schappi (Hooking) 
14:53 CAN W 18 Grayson Downing (Interference) 
18:24 CAN W 15 Ryan Marshall (Roughing) 
18:24 SUI  13 Gregory Hofmann (Roughing)

Second Period

Goals: 
   00:38 CAN W 15 Ryan Marshall (17 Clarke Breitkreuz, 6 Ben Gallacher) 
   18:54 SUI  28 Yannick Herren (7 Luca Camperchioli, 9 Reto Schappi) PP 

Penalties: 
01:19 CAN W 5 Craig Bokenfohr (Tripping) 
09:18 SUI  7 Luca Camperchioli (Roughing) 
13:34 SUI  23 Matthias Rossi (Holding) 
18:20 CAN W 5 Craig Bokenfohr (Roughing) 
18:45 CAN W 7 Rhett Holland (Cross Checking) 
18:45 SUI  26 Joel Vermin (Cross Checking) 
19:17 CAN W 11 Joey Laleggia (Slashing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   07:37 SUI  9 Reto Schappi (13 Gregory Hofmann, 6 Nicholas Steiner) 
   08:11 SUI  18 Manuel Holenstein (27 Samuel Guerra, 5 Romain Loeffel) 
   11:27 SUI  26 Joel Vermin (10 Tristan Scherwey, 6 Nicholas Steiner) 
   11:59 SUI  5 Romain Loeffel (12 Renato Engler) 
   17:25 SUI  11 Gaetan Haas (7 Luca Camperchioli, 22 Benjamin Neukom) 
   19:20 SUI  13 Gregory Hofmann  PP 
   19:31 CAN W 15 Ryan Marshall  

Penalties: 
13:01 SUI  22 Benjamin Neukom (Holding) 
13:01 CAN W 4 Sam Jardine  (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
18:25 CAN W 17 Clarke Breitkreuz (Roughing) 
18:25 CAN W 5 Craig Bokenfohr (Slashing) 
18:48 CAN W 3 Nolan Kaiser (Roughing) 
18:48 SUI  6 Nicholas Steiner (Roughing) 
18:48 SUI  12 Renato Engler (Roughing) 
19:53 CAN W 6 Ben Gallacher (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Matthew Krahn On 1/0:000 Off 3/20:00
Switzerland 30 Lukas Meili On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 5 8 3 16
Switzerland 8 17 19 44

Player of the Game
Canada West 31 Matthew Krahn
Switzerland 5 Romain Loeffel
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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