2016-17 National Men's Team

2016 Deutschland Cup
Game #1
Pre
Final
November 1, 2016 12:00 pm EDT
Tüskecsarnok Ice Rink
Budapest, HUN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
2
5
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
9
27
7
5
2
14

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
1 / 4
4

Game Story

CANADA TOPS HUNGARY IN DEUTSCHLAND CUP WARM-UP

DAVID BRIEN

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Paul Szczechura (Brantford, Ont./Traktor Chelyabinsk, KHL) found the back of the net twice as part of five unanswered goals, and Canada’s National Men’s Team earned a 5-1 win over Hungary on Tuesday in preparation for the 2016 Deutschland Cup.

The other Canadian goals belonged to Riley Holzapfel (Regina, Sask./Vienna Capitals, EBEL), Brandon Kozun (Calgary, Alta./Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) and Bud Holloway (Wapella, Sask./CSKA Moscow, KHL).

Hungary got an early lead when Istvàn Sofron scored on the power play 13 minutes in, but that would be the lone puck to find its way past Canadian netminders Barry Brust (Swan River, Man./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) and Danny Taylor (HC Sibir Novosibirsk, KHL).

The Hungarian celebrations were short-lived, as Holzapfel tied the game just 27 seconds later.

After a fairly even first period, Canada came out in the second period flexing its offensive muscle, outshooting the Hungarians 10-5 and scoring twice before the end of 40 minutes.

Kozun gave Canada its first lead of the game 4:55 into the second before Szczechura took a pass from Kevin Clark (Winnipeg, Man./Brynäs IF, SHL) to make it a 3-1 game late in the middle frame.

The Canadians would add two more goals early in the final period.

Just 35 seconds after the puck dropped, Holloway scored for a 4-1 lead, before Szczechura netted his second of the game only 55 seconds after that to round out the scoring.

Canada limited Hungary to just two shots on goal in the third period, finishing with a 27-14 advantage.

Brust and Taylor split the goaltending duties for Canada; Brust got the start before giving way at the midway mark of the second period to Taylor, who stopped everything he faced.

Canada’s National Men’s Team will travel to Augsburg, Germany, for the 2016 Deutschland Cup, opening the tournament Friday against Switzerland (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Wehrs
Delay of Game - Minor (2:00)
10:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Buck
High Sticking - Minor (2:00)
11:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Buck
High Sticking - Minor (2:00)
11:06
GOAL
Goal: (power play) István Sofron

Assists: Dániel Kóger
13:26
GOAL
Goal: Riley Holzapfel

Assists: Trevor Parkes, Chay Genoway
13:53
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brandon Kozun

Assists: Patrick McNeill, Maxime Talbot
4:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Geoff Kinrade
Delay of Game - Minor (2:00)
7:59
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Zoltán Hetényi

10:17
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Barry Brust

10:17
GOAL
Goal: Paul Szczechura

Assists: Kevin Clark,
17:20
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Bud Holloway

Assists: Greg Scott, Brandon Buck
0:35
GOAL
Goal: Paul Szczechura

Assists: John Lammers,
1:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Mat Robinson
Tripping - Minor (2:00)
6:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Gergö Nagy
Hooking - Minor (2:00)
18:23

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 0.857
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

5 - 1 W @ HungaryHUN
Nov 1, 2016
1 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Nov 1, 2016