2014-15 National Men's Team

Canada 4 – Austria 2

GIROUX, ENNIS LEAD CANADA TO PRE-MEN’S WORLDS WIN

WENDY GRAVES

VIENNA, Austria – Claude Giroux (Hearst, Ont./Philadelphia, NHL) and Tyler Ennis (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NHL) had a goal and an assist each to lead Canada’s National Men’s Team past Austria 4-2 in pre-tournament game Wednesday.

It was Canada’s only game ahead of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which gets underway Friday in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Jamie Fraser (Sarnia, Ont./Vienna, AUT) and Matt Duchene (Haliburton, Ont./Colorado, NHL) also scored for Canada.

After allowing two goals on eight shots in the opening period, goaltender Mike Smith (Kingston, Ont./Arizona, NHL) was perfect the rest of the way in picking up the win.

Raphael Herburger scored both goals for the Austrians. Bernhard Starkbaum took the loss in net.

The two sides have played each other 10 times at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, with the most recent meeting coming in 2004. That 2-2 tie broke Canada’s nine-game winning streak against Austria.

But only seven minutes in the Austrians showed that they wouldn’t be intimidated by history, when Herburger gave his team an unexpected lead.

Giroux, with assists from Ennis and Tyler Seguin (Brampton, Ont./Dallas, NHL), equalized for Canada less than three minutes later.

Canada’s offence would end up taking a backseat to its special teams the rest of the period. Jake Muzzin’s (Woodstock, Ont./Los Angeles, NHL) elbowing call at 11:28 was the first of three straight penalties called on the Canadians.

Just 23 seconds after Muzzin was sent off, Herburger beat Smith for his second of the game.

Canada hit the ground running to open the second, firing seven shots on Starkbaum in the first three minutes. Ennis, with help from Giroux and Muzzin, went blocker side on the seventh one to tie things up.

Three minutes later Fraser wired a point shot to give Canada its first lead. The defenceman, now in his third season with the Vienna Capitals, was helping Canada fill its line-up until its full roster could make it overseas.

Duchene added an empty-netter to provide some insurance and send Canada off to the Czech Republic on a winning note.

Canada and Austria will see each other again in 13 days when they face off in the preliminary round finale on May 12.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/no
Match
01
Round/Ronde Exhibition/Hors concours
Arena/Aréna -
Location/Lieu -
Date Wed. Apr. 29, 2015
Time/Heure 1:00 p.m. ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
CAN 1 2 1 4
AUT
2 0 0 2

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
06:55 AUT Raphael Herburger (Brian Lebler)
09:24 CAN Claude Giroux (Tyler Seguin, Tyler Ennis)
11:51 AUT Raphael Herburger (Michael Raffl, Florian Iberer) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:55 CAN Tyler Seguin (Hooking/Accrocher)
02:55 AUT Mario Fischer (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
11:28 CAN Jake Muzzin (Elbowing/Donner du coude)
14:15 CAN David Savard (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
17:11 CAN Taylor Hall (Slashing/Coup de baton)
18:58 AUT Bernhard Starkbaum (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts : 
03:11 CAN Tyler Ennis (Claude Giroux, Jake Muzzin)
06:11 CAN Jamie Fraser (David Savard)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
None/Aucune
Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:00 CAN Matt Duchene EN/FD

Penalties/Pénalités : 
None/Aucune

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
CAN Mike Smith
AUT
Bernhard Starkbaum

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CAN 9 9 -- 18
AUT
8 2 -- 10
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2022 MWC: CAN 4 – SWE 3 OT (Quarterfinal)
Batherson scored to complete the Canadian comeback in the quarters.
2022 MWC: CAN 7 – FRA 1 (Preliminary)
Dubois scored twice to help Canada finish prelims with a win.
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Results
Standings
May 01, 2015
1
6
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
1
5
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
6
5
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
6
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 02, 2015
4
3
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
4
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
2
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
4
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
4
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 03, 2015
6
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
5
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
0
10
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
3
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
0
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 04, 2015
8
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
4
2
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
3
6
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
5
0
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 05, 2015
0
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
5
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
2
0
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
1
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 06, 2015
2
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
5
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
6
4
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
2
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 07, 2015
1
5
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
5
2
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
3
4
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
0
4
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 08, 2015
0
4
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
1
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
0
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 09, 2015
4
3
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
7
0
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
2
1
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
0
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
1
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
1
4
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 10, 2015
4
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
7
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
2
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 11, 2015
3
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
2
4
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
0
1
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 12, 2015
1
10
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
3
2
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
3
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
4
5
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
1
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
2
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
May 14, 2015
1
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
0
9
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
5
3
Final
ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava, CZE
5
3
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
May 16, 2015
0
2
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
4
0
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
May 17, 2015
0
3
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
1
6
Final
O2 Arena, Prague, CZE
Group A
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
CAN (CAN) 8 8 0 0 0 24
SWE (SWE) 8 6 2 0 0 18
CZE (CZE) 8 5 2 1 0 17
SUI (SUI) 8 2 4 0 2 8
GER (GER) 7 2 4 0 1 7
LAT (LAT) 7 2 4 0 1 7
FRA (FRA) 7 1 5 1 0 5
AUS (AUS) 7 0 5 2 0 4
Group B
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
USA (USA) 8 6 1 1 0 20
RUS (RUS) 8 5 1 1 1 18
FIN (FIN) 8 4 2 2 0 16
BLR (BLR) 8 4 2 0 2 14
SVK (SVK) 7 1 2 2 2 9
NOR (NOR) 7 2 5 0 0 6
DEN (DEN) 7 1 5 0 1 4
SLO (SLO) 7 1 6 0 0 3