Game Summary
Canada  4 -  Switzerland  6
 

CANADA DROPS SWISS CHALLENGE

Domenic Pittis scored twice in less than two minutes in the first period but Team Canada dropped a 6-4 final to Switzerland’s national team at the Swiss Challenge on Tuesday in Hallenstadion, Zurich.

Kirby Law also scored for Canada in the first period and the team held a 3-1 lead going into the second. The Swiss scored twice to tie it up in the second, before Tyler Wright gave Team Canada a 4-3 lead, which the club held going into the third period.
The Swiss scored three third-period goals for the victory.

Canada will now prepare for the Deutschland Cup in Germany. Canada faces Germany in exhibition action at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday in Hanover.

Canada opens its tournament on Thursday against Latvia (10:30 a.m. ET). Saturday, the Canadians will face the Slovaks (10:30 a.m. ET). Both of those games will be held in Hanover.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Championship
Arena Schluefweg Ice Hall City, Country Zurich, Switzerland
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2006 Time (local) 07:00 PM CET
Attendance 5454 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 3 1 0 4
Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 3 6
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:26 SUI 32 Ivo Rüthemann (23 Thierry Paterlini, 10 Andreas Ambühl)
   06:03 CAN 17 Kirby Law (24 Jamie Wright, 20 Serge Aubin)
   06:25 CAN 9 Domenic Pittis (15 Ryan Gardner, 10 Pat Jarrett)
   07:57 CAN 9 Domenic Pittis (17 Kirby Law, 20 Serge Aubin)

Penalties:
   02:15 SUI 27 Valentin Wirz (Roughing)
   10:38 SUI 10 Andreas Ambühl (Cross Checking)
   16:18 CAN Team (Elbowing)

Second Period
Goals:
   06:02 SUI 25 Thibaut Monnet (15 Paul Di Pietro)
   06:13 SUI 25 Thibaut Monnet (17 Julien Sprunger)
   19:47 CAN 26 Tyler Wright (19 Stacy Roest, 4 Shawn Heins)

Penalties:
   03:45 CAN 6 Jame Pollock (Bodychecking)
   08:30 SUI 88 Kevin Romy (Roughing)
   09:34 SUI 23 Thierry Paterlini (Spearing)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:28 SUI 10 Andreas Ambühl (23 Thierry Paterlini, 32 Ivo Rüthemann)
   09:53 SUI 31 Mathias Seger (23 Thierry Paterlini, 32 Ivo Rüthemann)
   18:10 SUI 61 Patrik Bärtschi (88 Kevin Romy, 34 Raeto Raffainer)

Penalties:
   05:41 CAN 10 Pat Jarrett (Elbowing)
   10:15 SUI 42 Patrick Fischer (Hooking)
   13:52 CAN 21 Yves Sarault (10-Minute Misconduct)
   13:52 CAN 21 Yves Sarault (Checking from Behind)


Goaltenders
Canada
1 Adam Munro On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Switzerland
1 Jonas Hiller On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 3 1 0 4
Switzerland 1 2 3 6

Player of Game
Canada
Switzerland
Officials
Referee Reiber Brent
Lines People Müller Joris, Wehrli Tobias
For more information:
Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations