HANNOVER, GERMANY - Canada's National Men's Team captured the Deutschland Cup on Sunday, with a 5-2 victory over Germany in Hannover, Germany, capping off a great weekend for Canada in international competition.
Greg Parks, of Edmonton, AB, scored twice as Canada defeated Germany 5-2 in the final game of competition at the Deutschland Cup in front of 6754 spectators. Canada finished with a perfect 3-0 record to take first place in the round robin tournament.
Other scorers for Canada were Jason Miller, of Edmonton, AB, Dwayne Norris, of St. John's, NF and Mike Kennedy, of Vancouver, BC. Former NHLer Jason Muzzatti, of Toronto, ON, made 20 saves to earn the victory. Head coach Wayne Fleming and associate coach Mike Pelino guided Canada to the victory.
The win at the Deutschland Cup caps off a tremendous weekend for Canadian Teams in international hockey competitions.
Canada's National Women's Under 22 Team captured a Three Nations Tournament in Zuchwill, Switzerland on Saturday, with a 9-0 win over Germany. Canada finished the event with a unblemished 4-0 record against Senior Women's Teams from Switzerland and Germany. Canada outscored its opponents 28-3. Cherie Piper, of Scarborough, ON led all scorers with 6 goals and 1 assist in 4 games. Head Coach Karen Hughes was behind the bench for Canada, along with assistant coaches Nancy Wilson and Margot Page.
Also on Saturday, Canada's National Women's Team captured the Four Nations Cup with a 2-0 victory over USA in Provo, Utah. Goaltender Kim St-Pierre, of Châteauguay, QC made 28 saves for the shutout. Jennifer Botterill, of Winnipeg, MB, won the scoring championship with 3 goals and 6 assists, for 9 points in 4 games.