2016-17 National Men's Team

2016 Spengler Cup
Game #7
QF
Final
December 29, 2016 9:00 am EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
2
5
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
8
10
30
4
10
6
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 10
12
1 / 6
20

Game Story

POWER PLAY PUSHES CANADA INTO SPENGLER CUP SEMIS

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA), Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) and Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./Hockey Canada) all scored on the power play, leading Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 5-1 quarter-final win over Mountfield HK on Thursday at the 2016 Spengler Cup.

The victory sets up a rematch with HC Dinamo Minsk in the semifinals on Friday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). Minsk topped the Canadians 7-4 in the tournament opener for both on Monday.

Ebbett, Raymond and Brandon Gormley (Murray River, P.E.I./Albany, AHL) were the offensive leaders for Canada, recording a goal and two assists apiece.

Francis Paré (Lemoyne, Que./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL) was the other Canadian goal scorer, while Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Brampton, ECHL) stopped 19 of 20 to record his second win in goal.

The Canadian power play went to work less than five minutes in, with Andrew Ebbett burying a big rebound off a point shot from Mark Katic (Timmins, Ont./KHL Medvescak Zagreb, KHL) at 4:19.

Noreau doubled the lead very late in the opening frame on another man advantage, getting a wrist shot through traffic and past Mountfield goaltender Ondrej Kacetl with just 19 seconds left.

Gormley made it 3-0 at 13:32 of the second period, finishing off a 3-on-2 with Ebbett and Raymond by knocking in a loose puck in the crease, but Jaroslav Bednar one back for the Czech side with 40 seconds left, hammering a one-timer past Fucale on the power play.

Any momentum Mountfield took into the final 20 minutes didn’t last long; Raymond parked himself at the side of the net and scored on a rebound to restore the three-goal advantage on the power play at 2:24 of the third.

Paré capped the scoring just 37 seconds later, roofing a shot over the glove of Kacetl from in close.

The Canadian power play has clicked at a rate of just over 38 per cent through three games, scoring eight times on 21 chances. More than half of Canada’s goals in the tournament – eight of 13 – have come with the man advantage.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Planek
Holding (2:00)
03:30
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett (power play)

Assists: Mark Katic, Mason Raymond
04:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Bedrich Köhler
Hooking (2:00)
08:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Ehrhardt
Interference (2:00)
12:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Lhotak
Hooking (2:00)
18:44
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Noreau (power play)

Assists: Chris DiDomenico, Brandon Gormley
19:41
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Micflikier
Holding (2:00)
11:44
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:57
GOAL
Goal: Brandon Gormley

Assists: Andrew Ebbett, Mason Raymond
13:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Ehrhardt
Holding (2:00)
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: James Sheppard
Holding the Stick (2:00)
17:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Gormley
Tripping (2:00)
19:15
GOAL
Goal: Jaroslav Bednar (power play)

Assists: Blaz Gregorc
19:20
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Stanislav Dietz
Holding (2:00)
01:18
GOAL
Goal: Mason Raymond (power play)

Assists: Mark Flood, Andrew Ebbett
02:24
GOAL
Goal: Francis Paré

Assists: Brandon Gormley
03:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Spaling
Interference (2:00)
03:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Blaz Gregorc
Tripping (2:00)
04:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Micflikier
Holding (2:00)
07:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Andris Dzerins
Holding (2:00)
12:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Ales Pavlas
Interference (2:00)
16:39
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
18:36

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Zach Fucale CAN 60 20 19 1 0.950
Ondre Kacetl MOU 60 30 25 5 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - 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

5 - 2 W @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 31, 2016
1 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 29, 2016
3 - 2 W @ HC Dinamo MinskMIN
Dec 30, 2016
3 - 4 L @ HC LuganoLUG
Dec 28, 2016
5 - 1 W @ Mountfield HKMOU
Dec 29, 2016
4 - 3 W v Avtomobilist YekaterinbergYEK
Dec 27, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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