Game Summary

Swiss Cup
February 9, 2003
Basel, Switzerland

Canada's National Men's Team wrapped up the 2003 Swiss Cup with a 5-3 win over the host country Switzerland on Sunday.  Peter Sarno led Canada's offence, scoring once and adding three assists.

Switzerland took a 2-0 lead in the first period as Canada was trying to regroup after losing two defencemen to injury early in the game.  Canadian goaltender Frédéric Chabot was tested numerous times and kept Canada in the game, trailing by two goals heading into the second period.

Brandon Convery got Canada on the board at the 2:12 mark of the second as he converted a Sarno pass.  Switzerland replied 47 seconds later to regain their two-goal lead.  Shayne Toporowski put Canada back within one with his first goal of the tournament at 4:36 and set the stage for a Canadian comeback as Sarno and Jan Alston put Canada ahead 4-3 before the end of the period.

In the third, Canada added an insurance goal when Convery netted his second of the game at the 18:23 mark.  Once again, Chabot was solid in the third, defending Canada's lead and preserving the victory (39 saves).  Canada outshot Switzerland 45-42.

Canada finished tied with Germany in second place in the final standings with three points and a 1-1-1 record, but due to goal differential, finished third behind Germany and the Swiss Cup champions, Slovakia.


Game Summary
Box Score Canada

0

4

1

5

Box Score Switzerland

2

1

0

3


First Period / 1re période

Scoring/Buts :
06:51 SUI Martin Plüss (Mathias Seger)
16:09 SUI Patrick Fischer (Martin Plüss,Björn Christen)

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN 4 min.
SUI 6 min.

Second Period / 2e période

Scoring/Buts :
22:12 CAN Brandon Convery (Peter Sarno,Jeff Christian)
22:59 SUI Patric Della Rossa (Thibaut Monnet,Loïc Burkhalter)
24:36 CAN Shayne Toporowski (James Black,Mike Gaul)
29:02 CAN Peter Sarno (Jeff Christian,Shawn Anderson)
33:05 CAN Jan Alston (Peter Sarno, Shawn Anderson)

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN 10 min.
SUI 6 min.

Third Period / 3e période

Scoring/Buts :
58:23 CAN Brandon Convery (Peter Sarno)

Penalties/Pénalités :
CAN 0 min.
SUI 2 min.


Goaltenders Canada -
Goaltenders Switzerland -

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

-

-

-

-

Shots on Goal by Switzerland

-

-

-

-


Officials Referee Poliakov Alexandr
Officials Linesmen Wehrli Tobias; Wirth Dany

Attendance 4,219
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations