Game Summary

Spengler Cup
December 29, 2002
Davos, Switzerland

Canada's National Men's Team kept the ball rolling Sunday morning with a 4-3 win over TPS Turku (FIN). Canada now has a perfect 3-0 record at the 2002 Spengler Cup.

An offensive first period featured five goals between the two teams with Canada taking a 3-2 lead into the second period. Mike Maneluk's third goal of the tournament only 0:45 seconds in gave Canada an early 1-0 lead. Their lead would be short lived as TPS Turku notched two quick ones in a 2:57 span. Mike Craig tied things up at the 8:48 mark and Paul DiPietro put Canada back on top with his first of two goals at 9:29.

Both teams exchanged goals in the middle frame with TPS tying the game at three at the 3:40 mark. DiPietro netted his second of the game on the power play at 9:45 giving Canada a 4-3 lead.

Defence took over for the rest of the game as neither team could manage another goal despite several great scoring chances.

Corey Hirsch (Utah - AHL - Dallas Stars) recorded his second win of the tournament between the pipes for Canada.

Canada will now face the reigning Spengler Cup champion HC Davos in their final round robin game on Monday at 9:30am (EST).


Game Summary
Box Score Canada

3

1

0

4

Box Score TPS Turku

2

1

0

3


First Period / 1re période

Scoring/Buts :
1. CAN, Mike Maneluk (Jan Alston, Christian Matte) 0:45
2. TPS, Mika Alatalo (Marko Kiprusoff, Kimmo Rintanen) 2:18 SH
3. TPS, Michael Holmkvist (Kai Nurminen) 5:15 PP
4. CAN, Mike Craig (Brandon Convery, Chris Lindberg) 8:48
5. CAN, Paul DiPietro (Jamie Heward) 9:29

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:59 TPS Mikkola
04:37 CAN Armstrong
05:50 CAN Belanger
13:15 TPS Kiviharju

Second Period / 2e période

Scoring/Buts :
6. TPS, Petteri Nummelin (Kai Nurminen) 3:40
7. CAN, Paul DiPietro (Jamie Heward) 9:45 PP

Penalties/Pénalités :
24:22 TPS Rintanen
27:50 TPS Kauppinen
30:32 TPS Skalde
34:24 CAN Andrews
34:48 CAN Allen
34:48 TPS Alatalo
35:44 CAN Ferguson
39:24 TPS Mikkola
39:59 TPS Paukkunen

Third Period / 3e période

Scoring/Buts :
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités :
47:11 CAN Alston
50:53 CAN Sarault
53:25 TPS Holmkvist (2 10 Misc.)


Goaltenders Canada Corey Hirsch
Goaltenders TPS Turku Jason Elliot

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

-

-

-

-

Shots on Goal by TPS Turku

-

-

-

-


Officials Referee Willi Schimm
Officials Linesmen Sébastien Barbey, Paul Rebillard

Attendance 7,860
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations