Game Summary
Switzerland 6 - Canada East 0
 

NYFFELER GETS SHUTOUT, SWISS SCORE FOUR ON POWER PLAY TO WIN BRONZE

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Melvin Nyffeler stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout and six different players scored goals as Switzerland blanked Canada East 6-0 on Saturday night in the bronze medal game at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.

It is the second time in as many appearances the Swiss have taken home bronze from the tournament; they finished third when they made their tournament debut in 2010 in Penticton, B.C.

Robin Leone, Nolan Diem, Luca Fazzini, Jorden Gahler, Christoph Bertschy and Sandro Zangger all scored goals for the Swiss, with the markers by Diem, Fazzini, Bertschy and Zangger coming on the power play. Luka Hoffmann added three assists in the win, while Jan Neunschwander contributed two helpers.

Switzerland scored in the first and last minutes of the first period to take an early lead and bumped it to a three-goal lead after two periods before doubling its advantage in the final 20 minutes.

Charlie Finn (North Vancouver, B.C./Kingston, OJHL) took the loss for in goal for Canada East, making 26 saves as the Canadians finished out of the medals for just the second time in seven appearances.

Canada East did not score a goal in its final 133 minutes of play, shut out in its semifinal loss to Canada West on Friday night as well as its bronze medal game setback.

A penalty-filled third period saw the teams combine for 215 penalty minutes, setting a tournament record.

 

Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Bronze
Arena Mariners Centre City, Country Yarmouth, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/10/2012 Time 07:30 PM AT
Attendance 1381 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Switzerland (SUI) 2 1 3 6
Canada East (CAN E) 0 0 0 0

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:51 SUI 22 Robin Leone (21 Jan Neuenschwander, 8 Lukas Frick)
   19:28 SUI 3 Nolan Diem  PP

Penalties:
   09:57 SUI 17 Lukas Sieber (Hooking)
   13:56 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Cross Checking)
   19:19 CAN E 15 Marly Quince (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
   09:35 SUI 10 Luca Fazzini (21 Jan Neuenschwander, 23 Luka Hoffmann) PP

Penalties:
   00:44 SUI 23 Luka Hoffmann (Interference)
   03:42 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (Interference)
   06:36 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (Roughing After Whistle)
   07:24 CAN E 16 Troy Josephs (Hooking)
   07:51 CAN E 23 Christian Weidauer (Tripping)
   11:30 SUI 18 Daniele Grassi (10-Minute Misconduct)
   11:30 SUI 18 Daniele Grassi (Checking from Behind)
   12:54 CAN E 20 Ben Dalpe (Charging)
   15:46 SUI 12 Simon Sterchi (Boarding)
   20:00 SUI 10 Luca Fazzini (Roughing After Whistle)
   20:00 CAN E 6 Patrick McCarron (Roughing After Whistle)

Third Period
Goals:
   02:51 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (8 Lukas Frick)
   09:11 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (23 Luka Hoffmann) PP
   13:47 SUI 16 Sandro Zangger (23 Luka Hoffmann) PP

Penalties:
   03:58 SUI 17 Lukas Sieber (10-Minute Misconduct)
   03:58 SUI 3 Nolan Diem (10-Minute Misconduct)
   03:58 CAN E 17 Michael Neville (Major - Checking to the Head)
   03:58 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (Roughing)
   03:58 SUI 2 Cédric Hachler (10-Minute Misconduct)
   03:58 CAN E 8 Jared Walsh (Roughing)
   03:58 CAN E 17 Michael Neville (Game Misconduct)
   03:58 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (Roughing)
   05:36 CAN E 26 Justin Danforth (10-Minute Misconduct)
   05:36 CAN E 26 Justin Danforth (Checking from Behind)
   07:27 CAN E 4 Thomas Welsh (Slashing)
   11:33 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (Cross Checking)
   12:26 CAN E 18 Blaine Byron (Tripping)
   15:35 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:35 CAN E 5 Mike Crocock (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:35 SUI 2 Cédric Hachler (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:35 SUI 2 Cédric Hachler (Checking from Behind)
   15:54 SUI 25 Martin Ness (Major - Fighting)
   15:54 SUI 12 Simon Sterchi (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:54 CAN E 23 Christian Weidauer (Game Misconduct)
   15:54 SUI 25 Martin Ness (Game Misconduct)
   15:54 CAN E 23 Christian Weidauer (Major - Fighting)
   15:54 CAN E 19 Matt Buckles (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:54 CAN E 12 Jake Evans (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:54 CAN E 19 Matt Buckles (Roughing)
   17:50 CAN E 3 Tyler Enns (Tripping)
   18:59 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (10-Minute Misconduct)
   18:59 SUI 17 Lukas Sieber (Roughing After Whistle)
   18:59 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Roughing)
   18:59 CAN E 6 Patrick McCarron (Roughing)
   18:59 CAN E 6 Patrick McCarron (Roughing)
   18:59 CAN E 7 Philippe Drouin (Roughing After Whistle)
   18:59 CAN E 4 Thomas Welsh (10-Minute Misconduct)


Goaltenders
Switzerland
1 Melvin Nyffeler On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada East
1 Charlie Finn On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Switzerland 9 11 12 32
Canada East 11 8 8 27

Player of the Game
Switzerland 1 Melvin Nyffeler
Canada East 14 Mike Soucier
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