Canada 6 - HK Davos 3
CANADA BEATS HC DAVOS 6-3 AT SPENGLER CUP
DAVOS, Switzerland – Jamie Wright (Kitchener, ON/Servette, SUI) scored Canada’s first and last goals to lead his team to a 6-3 victory over HC Davos on Wednesday at the Spengler Cup.
Team Canada fell behind 2-0 to Davos before Wright scored his first of the game. And Canada scored the next four goals, as Stacy Roest (Lethbridge, AB/Rapperswil, SUI), Krys Kolanos (Calgary, AB/Langnau, SUI), Kirby Law (McCreary, MB/Servette, SUI) and Chris Herperger (Esterhazy, SK/Kloten, SUI) all found the back of the net. Wright capped Canada’s scoring with his second of the game.
Jason Strudwick (Edmonton, AB/Lugano, SUI) chipped in with two assists.
Justin Pogge (Penticton, BC/Toronto, AHL) earned his second straight win in net, having also helped Canada defeate Mora IK (Sweden) 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday.
Canada is 2-0 and will have Thursday off before hitting the ice on Friday for a game against Khimik (Russia). On Saturday, Canada plays EHC Eisbaren Berlin.
The Spengler Cup, a tournament that dates back to 1923, follows a round-robin format. Each of the five teams plays four round-robin games, with the top two teams meeting in the final, which is scheduled for Sunday.
Davos: Hiller (58. Genoni); Winkler, Crameri; Blatter; Khavanov; Jan von Arx, Richter; Naumenko, Müller; Riesen, Reto von Arx, Daigle; Petrov, Marha, Burkhalter; Nittel, Rizzi, Leblanc; Somervuori, Taticek, Ambühl.
Team Canada: Pogge; Heins, Harrison; Doig, Syvret; Strudwick, Scalzo; Bright; Law, Kolanos, Jamie Wright; Gardner, Pittis, Maneluk; Tyler Wright, Roest, Herperger; Reid, Brent, Holden.
Notes: 3. Shot on goal post by Daigle. – Penalty Reid – saved by Hiller.
Canada defeats host team Davos 6 - 3 in Spengler Cup action.
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations