2016-17 National Men's Team

2016 Spengler Cup
Game #4
Pre
Final
December 27, 2016 2:15 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
15
6
34
15
8
13
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 7
12
1 / 4
18

Game Story

SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD CANADA PAST HOSTS AT SPENGLER CUP

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) tipped in the game-winning goal on a third-period power play, and Canada’s National Men’s Team edged HC Davos 4-3 on Tuesday for its first win at the 2016 Spengler Cup.

The Canadians scored twice with the man advantage, once shorthanded and once with an extra attacker on with a delayed penalty coming against the tournament hosts.

Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./Hockey Canada), Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./HC Ambri-Piotta, NLA) and Jacob Micflikier (Winnipeg, Man./EHC Biel-Bienne, NLA) had the other goals for Canada.

Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Brampton, ECHL) finished with 33 saves in his first start of the tournament, and his first start in the red and white of Team Canada since the gold medal game at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.

HC Davos outshot the Canadians 36-34.

The Swiss side opened the scoring in the dying seconds of a power play when Per Ledin banged in a loose puck at 11:09, but Raymond redirected a slap pass from Chay Genoway (Morden, Man./Jokerit Helsinki, Liiga) past Davos goaltender Gilles Senn just over five minutes later.

Canada struck for the lone goal of the second period while killing a penalty; an ill-advised drop pass at the Canadian blue-line ended up on the stick of James Sheppard (Lower Sackville, N.S./EHC Kloten, NLA), who sprung Emmerton on the breakaway. He made no mistake, picking the top corner over the glove of Senn.

HC Davos needed just five minutes of the third period to pull even, as a point shot from Daniel Rahimi found its way through a maze of bodies in front and past Fucale for the 2-2 goal.

But Micflikier restored the Canadian lead just 11 seconds into a power play with a goal similar to Rahimi, beating Senn through traffic, and Ebbett got his stick on a point shot from Genoway for the eventual winner six minutes after that,

Ledin added his second of the game with 4:42 left, but that would be the last puck to beat Fucale, who made 12 of his 33 stops in the final 20 minutes.

The Canadians will wait for the result of the preliminary-round finale between HC Davos and HC Dinamo Minsk on Wednesday to find out who and when they will play in the quarter-finals on Thursday.





Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tuomo Ruutu
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
4:44
PENALTY
Penalty: James Sheppard
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
6:56
PENALTY
Penalty: James Sheppard
Tripping - Minor (2:00)
9:13
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Per Ledin

11:09
GOAL
Goal: Mason Raymond

Assists: Chay Genoway, Dustin Jeffrey
16:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Beat Forster
Hooking - Minor (2:00)
19:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Per Ledin
Holding - Minor (2:00)
1:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Gregory Campbell
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
6:56
GOAL
Goal: Cory Emmerton

Assists: James Sheppard,
7:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Parlett
Interference - Minor (2:00)
10:57
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Daniel Rahimi

Assists: Tuomo Ruutu,
5:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Beat Forster
Delay of Game - Minor (2:00)
6:26
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Jacob Micflikier

Assists: Brandon Gormley,
6:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Dino Wieser
Slashing - Minor (2:00)
10:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Andres Ambühl
Boarding - Minor (2:00)
12:22
GOAL
Goal: (power play) Andrew Ebbett

Assists: Chay Genoway,
12:40
GOAL
Goal: Per Ledin

Assists: Marc Wieser,
15:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Shaun Heshka
Roughing - Minor (2:00)
15:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Dino Wieser
Roughing - Minor (2:00)
15:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Schneeberger
Hooking - Minor (2:00)
16:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason Raymond
Roughing - Minor (2:00)
18:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kindschi
Holding - Minor (2:00)
18:44

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Zach Fucale CAN 60 36 33 3 0.917
Gilles Senn DAV 59 34 30 4 0.882

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 31, 2016
0 - 4 L @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 30, 2016
3 - 2 W @ HC Dinamo MinskMIN
Dec 30, 2016
3 - 1 W v Avtomobilist YekaterinbergYEK
Dec 29, 2016
5 - 1 W @ Mountfield HKMOU
Dec 29, 2016
4 - 5 L @ HC Dinamo MinskMIN
Dec 28, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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