2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 RBC Road to the World Jr. Champ.
Game #10
Pre
Final (OT)
December 23, 2016 7:00 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
F
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
2
1
0
3
3
0
0
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
3
4
5
3
15
10
7
12
3
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
1 / 4
4

Game Story

ROY NETS OT WINNER; CANADA COMPLETES PERFECT PRE-COMP

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Canada’s National Junior Team jumped out to a 3-0 lead just seven minutes into the game, but it needed an overtime goal from Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) to beat Switzerland 4-3 to complete a perfect pre-competition schedule ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Philippe Myers’ (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) shot from just inside the blue-line went wide right but came back around the left side of the net, where Roy backhanded it in.

Canada finished with a 3-0 mark in pre-tournament play. It opens the World Juniors on Boxing Day against Russia (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) had a goal and an assist, and Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam, B.C./Boston University, HE) also scored in regulation for Canada.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta/Everett, WHL) got the win in goal.

The game appeared to be going the same direction as Canada’s first two pre-tournament games. The team defeated both Finland and the Czech Republic 5-0.

Only 1:30 into this one, Canada went to the power play. And only five seconds after that the man-advantage was over. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) sent a cross-ice pass to Strome, who struck a one-timer from the right dot.

Just over two minutes later, Dubé knocked down the rebound off Noah Juulsen’s (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL) point shot and scored from the top of the crease.

Canada continued to roll. Fabbro circled near the side boards, came out and scored with a wrist shot from above the face-off circle.

Seven minutes in Canada had scored three goals and Switzerland was still without a shot.

Canada’s impressive shutout streak came to an end in the second period. When Nico Hischier finished off a centering pass from Dominik Diem at the 8:47 point, it marked not just the first goal Canada had allowed in pre-tournament play but the first goal since its first selection camp game, a span of nearly 291 minutes.

Hischier scored his second of the game 5:29 later, this time from the slot off a pass from Loic In Albon.

The Swiss comeback was complete just 1:20 into the third period. Diem’s shot trickled in five-hole on Hart.

Canada outshot Switzerland 32-14 overall.

Joren van Pottelberghe took the loss in net.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico  Gross 
Holding (2:00)
1:30
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal
1:35
GOAL
Goal: Dillon Dubé

Assists: Noah Juulsen, Jake Bean
3:40
GOAL
Goal: Dante Fabbro

Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dylan Strome
7:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico  Gross 
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:52
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nico  Hischier 

Assists: Dominik  Diem , Loic  In Albon 
8:02
GOAL
Goal: Nico  Hischier 

Assists: Loic  In Albon , Dominik  Diem 
13:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Tripping (2:00)
13:49
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dominik  Diem 

Assists: Loic  In Albon , Nico  Hischier 
1:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin  Thürkauf 
Cross-Checking (2:00)
4:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael McLeod
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Yannick  Zehnder 
Interference (2:00)
15:37
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Nicolas Roy

Assists: Dillon Dubé, Philippe Myers
3:16

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Joren  Van Pottelberghe  SUI 63 32 28 4 0.875
Carter Hart CAN 63 15 12 3 0.800

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 23, 2016
4 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 23, 2016
3 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 21, 2016
5 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 21, 2016
5 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Dec 19, 2016