2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #2
Final
December 22, 2017 7:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Centre
Hamilton, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
4
2
8
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
17
25
19
61
3
4
0
7

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
0
0 / 0
6

Game Story

CANADA CLOSES PRE-WJC PLAY WITH WIN OVER SWISS

JASON LA ROSE

HAMILTON, Ont. - Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) and Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) scored two goals apiece, and Canada's National Junior Team finished its pre-tournament schedule with an 8-1 win over Switzerland on Friday night.

The Canadians flexed their offensive muscle in exhibition play, outscoring the Swiss and Czechs by a combined 17-1.

They were just as dominant on the defensive end at the FirstOntario Centre, holding Switzerland to just seven shots on goal, and zero in the final 29 minutes. Canada had a 61-7 advantage in shots overall.

The scoring started early, with Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) finishing a gorgeous feed from Josh Mahura (St. Albert, Alta./Regina, WHL) to put the Canadians up 1-0 just 3:43 after the puck dropped.

Steenbergen doubled the lead less than four minutes later, finding a loose puck in the crease and knocking it past Swiss goaltender Philip Wüthrich.

Canada made a goaltending change to start the second period; Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC) replaced Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL), who made three saves in the opening 20 minutes and did not allow a goal in his four periods of pre-tournament work.

Dubé, who missed the exhibition opener on Wednesday, got on the scoreboard at the 2:39 mark of the second, one-timing a centering pass from Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) for a three-goal advantage.

Guillaume Maillard got the Swiss on the board at 4:52, batting the puck up and over Point, but Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) beat Wüthrich over the glove at 8:15, Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) tipped in a Mahura shot at 10:34 and Dubé snapped home his second of the period at 18:08 to send Canada to the intermission up 6-1.

Matteo Ritz replaced Wüthrich to start the third period, but the Canadians added two goals in rapid succession to finish the scoring; Steenbergen got his second at 7:35 before Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) went end-to-end just 1:34 later.

The Canadians are off to Buffalo for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship; they open the tournament against Finland on Boxing Day (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Kyrou

Assists: Josh Mahura, Dillon Dubé
03:43
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Steenbergen

Assists: Michael McLeod, Cale Makar
07:33
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Colton Point

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Dillon Dubé

Assists: Sam Steel, Jordan Kyrou
02:39
GOAL
Goal: Guillaume Maillard

Assists: Valentin Nussbaumer
04:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Nando Eggenberger
Slashing (2:00)
06:10
GOAL
Goal: Jake Bean

Assists: Drake Batherson, Boris Katchouk
08:14
GOAL
Goal: Drake Batherson

Assists: Josh Mahura, Michael McLeod
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:48
GOAL
Goal: Dillon Dubé

Assists: Jordan Kyrou, Sam Steel
18:07
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Matteo Ritz

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
Slashing (2:00)
04:21
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Steenbergen

Assists: Michael McLeod, Jonah Gadjovich
07:36
GOAL
Goal: Kale Clague

Assists: Cale Makar, Robert Thomas
09:09

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Colton Point CAN 40 4 3 1 0.750
Carter Hart CAN 20 3 3 0 1.000
Philip Wüthrich SUI 40 42 36 6 0.857
Matteo Ritz SUI 20 19 17 2 0.895

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SV - 3 - SAV% - 0.750
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - PTS 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3

Previous Games

8 - 1 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 22, 2017
1 - 8 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 22, 2017
9 - 0 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 20, 2017
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