Game Summary
Canada  3 -  Switzerland  2
 

CANADA WINS 3-2 THRILLER OVER SWITZERLAND

HODONIN, Czech Republic – Chris Doyle’s goal at 8:19 of the third period sent a rather large Canadian contingent into a frenzy and the goal stood as the game-winner as Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team beat Switzerland 3-2 on Wednesday.

Canada now has a win and a shootout loss at the 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka, which is being held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Doyle, a Charlottetown, PEI native and member of the PEI Rocket of the QMJHL, tipped in a perfect pass from linemate Cody Hodgson (Markham, ON/Brampton, OHL). It was Canada’s second goal in less than a minute. At 7:21, Yann Sauve (Rigaud, QC/Saint John, QMJHL) tied the game at 2-2 when he shovelled the puck over the shoulder of Switzerland goaltender Benjamin Conz.

Team Canada started slow in this game and trailed 2-0 at one point. Switzerland opened the scoring at 16:45 of the first period on a goal by Pascal Gemperli. The Swiss made it 2-0 at the 11:42 mark of the second, when Roman Josi set up Konstantin Schmidt for a goal.

Canada cut into that lead at 15:54. Captain Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON/Sarnia, OHL) got his team going when he one-timed home a pass from Nazem Kadri (London, ON/Kitchener, OHL). Canada trailed 2-1 going into the third period, but used Stamkos’ late goal for momentum in the third.

Canada stepped it up in the third, taking the play to the Swiss. Peter Delmas (Bedford, NS/Lewiston, QMJHL) earned the win in goal, stopping 21 of 23 shots. Stamkos, who finished with a goal and an assist, was named Canada’s player of the game. Hodgson and Kadri each had two assists.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Hodonin Arena City, Country Hodonin, Czech Republic
Month / Day / Year 08/15/2007 Time (local) 09:30 AM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 0 1 2 3
Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 0 2
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   16:45 SUI 14 Pascal Gemperli

Penalties:
   01:05 SUI 26 Sven Ryser (Tripping)
   07:19 CAN 20 Colten Teubert (Inter. on Goaltender)
   08:20 CAN 10 Alex Pietrangelo (Delay of Game)
   10:40 CAN 16 Kevin King (Tripping)
   12:53 SUI 15 Mauro Jorg (Slashing)
   17:28 CAN 12 Kyle Beach (Charging)
   18:52 CAN 9 Cody Hodgson (Slashing)

Second Period
Goals:
   11:42 SUI 19 Konstantin Schmidt (7 Roman Josi)
   15:54 CAN 19 Steven Stamkos (21 Nazem Kadri, 9 Cody Hodgson) PP

Penalties:
   00:33 SUI 15 Mauro Jorg (Tripping)
   04:39 SUI 8 Tiziano Genoni (Holding)
   09:28 CAN 11 Chris Doyle (Delay of Game)
   13:50 SUI 14 Pascal Gemperli (Roughing)
   13:56 SUI 29 Lukas Stoop (Elbowing)
   16:25 CAN 22 David Toews (High Sticking)

Third Period
Goals:
   07:21 CAN 8 Yann Sauvé (10 Alex Pietrangelo, 21 Nazem Kadri) PP
   08:19 CAN 11 Chris Doyle (9 Cody Hodgson, 19 Steven Stamkos) PP

Penalties:
   01:06 CAN 4 Michael Del Zotto (Tripping)
   03:54 CAN 5 Shawn Lalonde (Charging)
   05:16 CAN 30 Peter Delmas (Delay of Game)
   06:45 SUI 19 Konstantin Schmidt (Interference)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Peter Delmas On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Switzerland
1 Benjamin Conz On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 0 1 2 3
Switzerland 1 1 0 2

Player of Game
Canada
Switzerland
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations