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Second Period Surge Gives Canada Win Over Germany
April 9, 2007

NOKIA, Finland – Team Canada scored three goals in less than three minutes in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over Team Germany in exhibition play in preparation of the World Under-18 Hockey Championship in Finland.

Yann Sauve (Rigaud, QC/Saint John, QMJHL) got Canada’s scoring started at 12:38 of the second when his point shot beat German goaltender Timo Pielmeier.

Ten seconds later, Zachary Torquato (Sault Ste. Marie, ON/Erie, OHL) jammed in a rebound to make it 2-0. Team Canada took a 3-0 lead at 15:12 on a goal by Olivier Fortier (Quebec City, QC/Rimouski, QMJHL).

Germany cut into the lead at 5:26 of the third period, when David Wolf’s shot beat Canada’s goaltender Braden Holtby (Marshall, SK/Saskatoon, WHL). At 14:11, Simon Fischhaber scored a power-play goal to get Germany back in the game.

But Canada wasn’t about to relinquish the lead.

At 16:50, Kyle Turris (New Westminster, BC/Burnaby, BCHL) made a great cross-ice pass to Jamie Arniel (Kingston, ON/Guelph, OHL) who one-timed the puck top shelf. Canada completed the game’s scoring at 17:51. Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON/Sarnia, OHL) showed why he’s a top prospect for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft when he stepped into the slot and snapped a hard shot off the crossbar.

Team Canada’s players and staff leave Tampere for Rauma on Tuesday. The 2007 World Under-18 Championship is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, although Canada’s first game isn’t until Thursday against Germany.

Canada 5 - Germany 2 - Nokia, Finland

Box Score CAN
Compte GER
First Period/Première période



1 - GER Gregor Stein 3:40 interference 2 minutes

1 - GER Martin Buchwieser 5:23 holding 2 minutes

1 - GER Alexander Oblinger 10:43 tripping 2 minutes

1 - CAN Eric Doyle 15:28 roughing 2 minutes

Second Period/Deuxième période


2. CAN Yann Sauve (Brandon Sutter) 12:38 even strength

2. CAN Zack Torquato (Kyle Turris, Logan Couture) 12:48 even strength

2. CAN Olivier Fortier (Eric Doyle) 15:12 even strength


2. GER David Wolf 1:02 hooking 2 minutes

2. CAN Drew Doughty 1:44 charging 2 minutes

2. CAN Eric Doyle 2:28 delay of game 2 minutes

2. CAN Drew Doughty 7:11 hooking 2 minutes

2. CAN Drew Doughty 19:50 interference 2 minutes

Third Period/Troisième période


3. GER David Wolf (Timo Pielmeier) 5:16 shorthanded

3. GER Simon Fischhaber (Soren Sturm) 14:11 power play

3. CAN Jamie Arniel (Kyle Turris, Eric Doyle) 16:50 power play

3. CAN Steven Stamkos (Mark Katic) 17:51 power play


Goaltenders CAN Braden Holtby
Gardiennes de but GER Andrea Tanzer. Timo Pielmeier

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