Switzerland 3 - Canada 4 (Shootout)

WATSON, POINT SCORE SHOOTOUT GOALS TO LEAD CANADA TO WIN AT HLINKA TOURNAMENT

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Spencer Watson and Brayden Point scored shootout goals as Canada nipped Switzerland 4-3 on Wednesday to claim a semifinal berth at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka under-18 men's hockey tournament.

Canada was first in the Group A standings despite finishing tied with the Swiss and Czech Republic, which beat Sweden 5-2 Wednesday, with five points apiece. The Canadians beat the Czechs and Switzerland during the preliminary round.

The Czech Republic, which earned a 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland during the preliminary round, took second spot.

Switzerland forced overtime with Simon Kindschi's goal at 14:28 of the third, his second of the game.

Point, Sam Bennett and Aaron Ekblad scored in regulation for Canada, which is chasing a sixth straight tournament title.

Kevin Fiala had the other goal for Switzerland, which was outshot 41-24 by Canada in the game.

After an off-day Thursday, Canada will face Russia in semifinal action Friday. The United States takes on the Czechs in the other.

The semifinal winners meet in the gold medal game Saturday.

In other action, the U.S. beat Slovakia 5-2 to cement top spot in Group B with seven points. Russia beat Finland 7-3 to finish second with six points.

Game Information
Game Number 10
Round Preliminary
Arena Alcaplast Arena City, Country Breclav, CZE
Date Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Time 09:30 ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT/P SO/TB Final
CAN
1 2 0 0 1 4
SUI
1 1 1 0 0 3

 

Goals & Penalties/ Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
17:17 SUI Simon Kindschi (Cedric Maurer, Julien Privet)
18:40 CAN Brayden Point (Spencer Watson)

Penalties/Pénalités:
05:08 CAN Joe Hicketts (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
10:57 SUI Dario Meyer (Interference/Obstruction)
16:31 CAN Joe Hicketts (Charging/Assaut)

Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
07:46 CAN Sam Bennett (Rourke Chartier)
10:29 SUI Kevin Fiala
17:48 CAN Aaron Ekblad (Joe Hicketts)

Penalties/Pénalités:
19:32 CAN Jake Virtanen (Roughing/Rudesse)

Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
14:28 SUI Simon Kindschi (Kevin Fiala)

Penalties/Pénalités:
03:39 SUI Denis Malgin (Roughing/Rudesse)
03:39 CAN Brayden Point (Roughing/Rudesse)
04:36 SUI Edson Harlacher (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
04:56 CAN Sam Bennett (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
07:38 SUI Pius Suter (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:05 CAN Daniel Audette (Interference/Obstruction)

Overtime/Prolongation
Goals/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
None/Aucune

Shootout/Tirs de barrage
CAN Spencer Watson (Goal/But)
SUI Pius Suter (No Goal/Aucun but)
CAN Brayden Point (Goal/But)

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CAN Julio Billia
SUI Kevin Fehr

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 OT/P Total
CAN 15 13 9 4 41
SUI 6 8 10 0 24

 

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