Canada 5 Vs. Switzerland 0

Canada 5 vs. Switzerland 0

Pre-Tournament
Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

CANADA GOES UNDEFEATED IN EXHIBITION PLAY

Team Canada is off to an impressive start.  With two impressive exhibition game victories under its belt, Canada heads to Grand Forks on Thursday and opens the World Junior Championship on Saturday, Christmas Day, against Slovakia.

Canada beat Switzerland 5-0 on Wednesday in front of another sell-out Winnipeg crowd at the MTS Centre.  

Jeff Carter opened the scoring in the first period on a fine individual effort, beating a Swiss defenceman and sliding the puck under Swiss netminder Leonardo Genoni at 4:09. Canada’s powerplay led to the 2-0 goal.  Cam Barker fed Dion Phaneuf who sent a bullet past Genoni’s glove hand.  

The second period was all Canada, as the Red and White added three markers. Patrice Bergeron got things off to a flying start at 0:57 than Carter added his second at 12:03.  Bergeron, with his second, finished off a splendid displaying of passing during a Canada powerplay at 19:21. 

Réjean Beauchemin gets the shutout and the win, with 14 saves.   Canada opens the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship on Saturday against Slovakia at 3:30pm (Eastern).

Box Score CAN
2
3
0
5
Compte SUI
0
0
0
0

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1, Carter, (1) (Getzlaf, Weber), 04:09
1, Phaneuf, (1) (Perry, Barker), 08:47 (PP)

Penalties/Pénalités:
1 - Dawes, 17:45 - Roughing, 2min
1 - Stancescu, 8:11 - Interference, 2min (PP)
1 - Birbaum, 17:45 - Roughing, 2min

 

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2, Bergeron, (3) (Perry), 00:57
2, Carter, (2) (Getzlaf, Ladd), 12:03
2, Bergeron, (4) (Perry, Crosby), 19:21 (PP)

Penalties/Pénalités:
2 - Getzlaf, 6:21 - Cross Checking, 2min (PP)
2 - BENCH, 7:49 - Bench - Coach, 2min (PP)
2 - MacArthur, 9:13 - Unsportsmanlike Cnd., 2min
2 - Weber, 12:41 - Charging, 2min (PP)
2 - Von Gunten, 9:13 - Hooking, 2min
2 - Diaz, 12:52 - Interference, 2min (PP)
2 - Kaser, 18:55 - Roughing, 2min (PP)
2 - Diaz, 19:39 - Holding Opp. Stick, 2min (PP)

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
3 - Belle, 5:50 - Roughing, 2min (PP)
3 - Perry, 10:32 - Interference, 2min


Goaltenders CAN Beauchemin
Gardiens de but SUI Tobler

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

10

8

-

-

Tirs au but SUI

7

5

-

-


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance -
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