Canada 9 Vs. Germany 0

Canada 9 vs. Germany 0

Preliminary Round
Monday, December 28, 2004
Grand Forks, ND
Ralph Engelstad Arena

Can. vs. Ger. - Team Notes - pdf

CANADA BEATS GERMANY IN ROUND ROBIN ACTION

Canada handed Germany a 9-0 defeat Tuesday in round robin action at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Despite carrying the play in the first, Canada didn’t score until the ten minute mark, as Andrew Ladd converted a sharp three-way passing play with Michael Richards and Anthony Stewart, chipping the puck past Youri Ziffzer.  With the tone set, Clarke MacArthur tipped a Dion Phaneuf shot from the point, at 10:51 of the opening frame and Canada was up 2-0. 

Sidney Crosby made it 3-0 on a two-man advantage at 17:46, a team record fifth powerplay goal in this year’s World Juniors.  On the same powerplay, at 18:33, Cam Barker fired a wrist shot through a screen over the goaltender.  

Ryan Getzlaf continued the onslaught for Canada at 6:32 of the second period, sent in alone by Patrice Bergeron and slicing a backhand top shelf on Ziffzer.  At 12:46, with new goaltender Thomas Greiss in for Germany, Anthony Stewart scored his first of the Championship, a bullet that went five-hole.  

Stewart added his second at 7:12, banking home a Getzlaf pass through Greiss from in close.   Crosby scored his second, redirecting Nigel Dawes’ centering pass past a bewildered Greiss, as Canada made the score 8-0.  Colin Fraser made it 9-0, using Crosby as a decoy as the two were sent in on a two-on-one break.

Réjean Beauchemin registered the win and the shutout with 14 saves, to the pleasure in front of many friends and family in from Winnipeg.  Canada has the day off on Wednesday, before facing Finland in the final round robin game.  If Finland gets by Sweden on Wednesday, Thursday’s game would be for first place in Group B and a bye to the semi-final.

CANADA REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH SHUTOUT VICTORY
By John Edison

Canada’s National Junior Team continued its domination of Pool B at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship (WJHC) with a 9-0 victory over a winless Team Germany.

Although not as emotional as the previous game against Sweden, Team Canada again enjoyed overwhelming support from the crowd.

With a nine goal showing, the Team Canada offense looked very impressive, but coach Brent Sutter said what happened at the other end of the ice was more important.

“We don’t talk about scoring, we talk about doing things defensively,” he said. “Your best defense is always your best offense, and I’m a firm believer in that.”

The Canadian defence was anchored by strong performances from goaltender Rejean Beauchemin and Dion Phaneuf, the player of the game for Canada.

In his first start in preliminary round play, Beauchemin stopped 17 Germany shots to post the shutout. Beauchemin credited his defence for keeping the German’s away from the net.

“(The defence) played well in front of me, but I did my job,” he said.

The team appeared a little slow out of the gates after Tuesday’s 8-1 blowout win over Sweden, and took half the first period to break a scoreless tie.

Shawn Belle knew that Canada would have to get over the slow start. “You gotta be mentally prepared for every game,” Belle said, “Coach Sutter said to stay strong, and that’s what we did.”

Canada opened the floodgates at 10:05 in the first. After catching Team Germany on the line change, Andrew Ladd redirected a Mike Richards pass over the right shoulder of Youri Ziffzer.

Less than a minute later, Clarke MacArthur put Team Canada up 2-0 with his fourth goal of the tournament.

Penalties to Germany’s Marcus Kink and Steffan Tolzer gave Team Canada a 5 on 3 advantage late in the first period.  Canada capitalized on both penalties, with Crosby scoring his fifth power play goal of the Championship, a team record. The Cole Harbour natife was left undefended alongside the Germany net, and put a pass from Canada’s other leading scorer, Patrice Bergeron, into an open net.

Although Canada scored with ease after notching the first goal, Bergeron said Canada did not take Germany lightly.

“It’s tough when everyone is expecting an easy win.  It’s a game like any other, and a team like any other,” he said, “We know that we may have to face adversity and that we have to be ready.”

Still on the power play, Canada went up 4-0 when Cam Barker beat Ziffzer with a wrist shot from the point.

Despite a slow start, Canada closed the period in strong fashion, out shooting the Germans 25-5 and coming up with four goals in the last ten minutes of the period.

The second period was completely dominated by Canada. Although scoring only two goals, Canada’s skill and size proved to be too much for Germany.

Canada opened up second period scoring at 6:32 when Bergeron hit a breaking Ryan Getzlaf with a cross ice pass. Getzlaf went into the German zone alone, and beat Ziffzer stick side with a backhand.

In an attempt to change the pace of the game, Germany replaced Ziffzer with Thomas Greiss midway through the middle frame.

Canada extended its lead to 6-0 at 12:46 in the period when Stewart put the puck through the legs of Greiss.

Cam Barker said the scoring from a variety of Team Canada players is one of the strengths of the team. "The chemistry on this team has been great the whole time,

everyone is playing their role well and we're trying to do it one game at a time."

In the third period, Stewart, Crosby and Colin Fraser added goals for Canada to make the final 9-0.

Jeff Carter felt that Team Canada did exactly what it wanted to do against Germany. “We came out with a game plan and executed it well.”

Phaneuf was also happy with the win, but there is more work to be done.

“We’ve won the first three games, but that doesn’t mean anything,” said the bruising defenceman. “You have to win games to be successful, but our work’s just getting started.”

The work continues on Thursday when Canada takes the ice against Finland.  Game time is 3:30 pm (local time). 

Box Score CAN
4
2
3
9
Compte GER
0
0
0
0

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
10.05 | 0 - 1 EQ | Canada | 19. LADD, Andrew
(12. STEWART, Anthony, 18. RICHARDS, Mike)
10.51 | 0 - 2 EQ | Canada 17. MACARTHUR, Clarke
(3. PHANEUF, Dion, 11. FRASER, Colin)
17.46 | 0 - 3 PP2 | Canada | 9. CROSBY, Sidney
(37. BERGERON, Patrice, 3. PHANEUF, Dion)
18.33 | 0 - 4 PP1 | Canada | 25. BARKER, Cameron (2. SEABROOK, Brent)

Penalties/Pénalités:
6.58 | 2 min | Germany | 22. DIETRICH, Robert | Tripping
16.47 | 2 min | Germany | 17. KINK, Marcus | Tripping
17.02 | 2 min | Germany | 13. TOLZER, Steffen | Highsticking
20.00 | 2 min | Canada | 6. WEBER, Shea | Holding

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
26.32 | 0 - 5 EQ | Canada | 15. GETZLAF, Ryan
(37. BERGERON, Patrice, 3. PHANEUF, Dion)
32.46 | 0 - 6 EQ | Canada | 12. STEWART, Anthony (27. DAWES, Nigel)

Penalties/Pénalités:
None/Aucun

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
47.12 | 0 - 7 EQ | Canada | 12. STEWART, Anthony (15. GETZLAF, Ryan)
54.34 | 0 - 8 EQ | Canada | 9. CROSBY, Sidney
(27. DAWES, Nigel, 29. COBURN, Braydon)
57.47 | 0 - 9 EQ | Canada | 11. FRASER, Colin

Penalties/Pénalités:
44.08 | 2 min | Canada | 24. PERRY, Corey | Slashing
44.08 | 2 min | Germany | 29. BAXMANN, Jens | Roughing
45.05 | 2 min | Canada | 25. BARKER, Cameron | Hooking
51.38 | 2 min | Canada | 9. CROSBY, Sidney | Charging
55.11 | 2 min | Canada | 17. MACARTHUR, Clarke | Roughing
58.58 | 2 min | Canada | 27. DAWES, Nigel | Highsticking
59.33 | 2 min | Canada | 29. COBURN, Braydon | Boarding
59.33 | 2 min | Germany | 12. MULLER, Moritz | Roughing


Goaltenders CAN BEAUCHEMIN Rejean
Gardiens de but GER ZIFFZER Youri

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

-

-

-

52

Tirs au but GER

-

-

-

17


Referee/Arbitre HANSEN David
Linesmen/Juges des lignes VALACH Miroslav
GREISS, Thomas 29.52

Attendance/Assistance -

Canada leads Germany 6-0 through two periods of play in round robin action at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Ryan Getzlaf continued the onslaught for Canada at 6:32 of the second period, sent in alone by Patrice Bergeron and slicing a backhand top shelf on Ziffzer.  At 12:46, with new goaltender Thomas Greiss in for Germany, Anthony Stewart scored his first of the Championship, a bullet that went five-hole.  

Despite carrying the play in the first, Canada didn’t score until the ten minute mark, as Andrew Ladd converted a sharp three-way passing play with Michael Richards and Anthony Stewart, chipping the puck past Youri Ziffzer.  With the tone set, Clarke MacArthur tipped a Dion Phaneuf shot from the point, at 10:51 of the opening frame and Canada was up 2-0. 

Sidney Crosby made it 3-0 on a two-man advantage at 17:46, a team record fifth powerplay goal in this year’s World Juniors.  On the same powerplay, at 18:33, Cam Barker fired a wrist shot through a screen over the goaltender.  

Canada continues to dominate on the shot clock 41-9.

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Canada leads Germany 4-0 through the first period of play in round robin action at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Despite carrying the play in the first, Canada didn’t score until the ten minute mark, as Andrew Ladd converted a sharp three-way passing play with Michael Richards and Anthony Stewart, chipping the puck past Youri Ziffzer.  With the tone set, Clarke MacArthur tipped a Dion Phaneuf shot from the point, at 10:51 of the opening frame and Canada was up 2-0. 

Sidney Crosby made it 3-0 on a two-man advantage at 17:46, a team record fifth powerplay goal in this year’s World Juniors.  On the same powerplay, at 18:33, Cam Barker fired a wrist shot through a screen over the goaltender.  Canada outshot Germany 25-5 in the first frame.

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Canada and Germany are underway in Grand Forks, ND, in Group B preliminary round action at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.  Canada stands alone in first place in Group B with a perfect 2-0 record.  Follow the game live on TSN and RDS.  Listen live on the Fan Radio Network.

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Canada (2-0) takes on Germany (0-1) on Tuesday at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship. Canada is undefeated in seven all-time games against Germany, outscoring them 34-11. 

These two teams last faced each other in 2003, in Halifax, as Canada skated away with a 4-1 win.

Although Germany continues to improve at the international level, it’s been a tough road as they have never registered more than one win in an event.  Germany’s best showing at a World Junior Championship dates back to 1995, when it finished 7th.

Game time is 7 pm (local) and the game will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS.

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