Game Summary
Adler Mannheim 5 - Canada 2
 

WATERLOO NATIVE SPYLO SCORES THREE GOALS AS GERMAN CLUB BEATS CANADA AT SPENGLER

DAVOS, Switzerland _ Waterloo, Ont. native Ahren Spylo scored a hat trick as German club Adler Mannheim handed Canada its first loss of the Spengler Cup international hockey tournament Tuesday.

Daniel Steiner and Francois Methot also scored in Mannheim's 5-2 win.

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Jean-Guy Trudel and Shawn Heins replied for the Canadians, who dropped to 2-1 after opening the event with a pair of wins.

``If this was the stinker, it was good to get it out of our system tonight,'' said Canadian assistant coach Doug Shedden.

The win improved Mannheim's record to 2-1. Canada will play Russian club Dynamo Minsk on Wednesday and can lock up a spot in Thursday's championship game with a victory. Minsk faced Czech club HC Energy Karlovy Vary in the late game Tuesday.

``I think we believed we could just go out and win without going out and playing with our heads and trying to win,'' Shedden said. ``I think it's one of those lessons that you learn. You pick yourself up tomorrow.''

Spylo is one of 12 Canadian-born players on the Mannheim roster. Ottawa native Fred Brathwaite, who spent nine seasons in the NHL, got the win in the Mannheim net.

``I would like to say it would have been special regardless of the team we were playing,'' Spylo told Rogers Sportsnet after the game. ``To do well and win against Canada is always a big thing; they're always the top team.''

Spylo was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2002 and after three years in the NHL club's minor league system, made the move to Europe.
``I haven't looked back since,'' he said. ``It's been a real treat and an honour to play for different nationalities.''

Canada pulled starting goaltender Wade Dubielewicz midway through the second period in favour of David LeNeveu.

Shedden said the Canadian squad was simply outworked.

``I think a few guys with the effort let us down tonight,'' he said. ``If they're true Canadians they're going to bounce back really hard tomorrow.''

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2009 Spengler Cup Location/Emplacement Davos, SUI
Date Tue. Dec. 29, 2009 Arena/Aréna Vaillant Arena
Time/Heure 9:00 am ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game #/No du match 07

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
AM
1
4
0
5
CAN
0
2
0
2

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
19:47 MAN Francois Methon (Yannic Seidenberg) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:48 MAN Daniel Steiner (High-sticking/Bâton élévé)
08:40 MAN Jame Pollock (Hooking/Accrocher)
14:01 CAN Brett McLean (Illegal stick/Bâton non réglementaire)
14:29 MAN Jame Pollock (Holding/Retenir) 
17:58 CAN Kurtis McLean (Elbowing/Donner du coude)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:27 CAN Jean-Guy Trudel (Micki DuPont)
01:14 MAN Ahren Spylo (Nathan Robinson)
03:10 MAN Ahren Spylo (Yannic Seidenberg, Francois Methon)
09:59 MAN Ahren Spylo (Jame Pollock PP/AN
12:20 MAN Daniel Steiner (Colin Forbes, Mario Scalzo)
17:26 CAN Shawn Heins (Richard Jackman, Serge Aubin)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
09:11 CAN Brendan Brooks (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
13:58 CAN Shawn Heins (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:22 MAN Colin Beardsmore (Interference/Obstruction)
17:22 CAN Travis Roche (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:42 CAN Serge Aubin (Cross-checking/Double-échec)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
None/Aucune

Penalties/Pénalités : 
00:02 CAN Randy Robitaille (High-sticking/ Bâton élévé)
01:50 CAN Curtis Murphy (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
05:11 MAN Chris Schmidt (Roughing/Rudesse) 
06:16 MAN Felix Petermann (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:35 MAN Chris Schmidt (Hooking/Accrocher)
14:04 CAN Randy Robitaille (Tripping/ Faire trébucher)

Goaltenders AM Fred Brathwaite
Gardiens de but CAN Wade Dubielewicz; David LeNeveu (12:20 au 2e)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal AM 9 12 12 33
Tirs au but CAN 13 7 11 31
 
Referee/Arbitre Brent Reiber, Roland Stalder
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Nicolas Fluri, Joris Muller
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