2018-19 National Men's Team

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2018 Spengler Cup
Game #9
Semifinal
Final
December 30, 2018 9:10 am EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
7
7
17
14
12
7
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
1 / 6
8

Game Story

BIG FIRST PERIOD SENDS CANADA TO SPENGLER CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – Zach Boychuk (Airdrie, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) scored twice and added an assist and Cory Emmerton (St. Thomas, Ont./Lausanne HC, NLA) had a goal and a helper – all in the first 13 minutes – to help Canada’s National Men’s Team advance to the championship game at the 2018 Spengler Cup with a 4-2 semifinal win over the Nürnberg Ice Tigers on Sunday.

The Canadians will face the winner of the late semifinal between HC Davos and KalPa Kuopio in the final on Monday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT, TSN3/5), one victory away from a record-tying fourth-consecutive tournament title.

Zach Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Fort Wayne, ECHL) made 15 saves to earn his third win in as many starts.

Emmerton was first onto the scoreboard; Boychuk did the hard work, driving down the right wing before centring for Emmerton, who knocked in the 1-0 goal at 7:06.

The roles were reversed less than three minutes later when Emmerton picked off an errant pass in the Nürnberg zone and fed Boychuk to double the advantage.

Boychuk added a second goal at 12:45, getting his stick on a blast from the point by Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./ZSC Lions, NLA) to cap off a dominant first period – the Canadians outshot Nürnberg 14-3 and took a 3-0 lead to the intermission.

The teams exchanged power-play goals in the second period; Chris DiDomenico (Woodbridge, Ont./SCL Tigers, NLA) caught a break when his pass hit an Ice Tigers stick and eluded goaltender Niklas Treutle early in the middle frame, before Daniel Weiss went five-hole on Fucale to get the German side on the board.

Brandon Buck added another for the Ice Tigers with less than five minutes to go, but the Canadians held off the late push to book their spot in final for the 10th time in the last 14 years.

Canada held a one-sided advantage in shots on goal, 33-17.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Cory Emmerton

Assists: Zach Boychuk, Dante Fabbro
07:06
GOAL
Goal: Zach Boychuk

Assists: Cory Emmerton
09:36
GOAL
Goal: Zach Boychuk

Assists: Maxim Noreau, Jacob Micflikier
12:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Mebus
Tripping (2:00)
02:17
GOAL
Goal: Chris DiDomenico (power play)

Assists: Andrew Ebbett, Maxim Noreau
02:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Tom Gilbert
Holding (2:00)
05:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Winnik
Slashing (2:00)
05:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Wiercioch
Hooking (2:00)
10:31
GOAL
Goal: Daniel Weiss (power play)

Assists: Leonhard Pfoederl, Tom Gilbert
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Tim Bender
Holding (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Aronson
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Wiercioch
Hooking (2:00)
17:41
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dane Fox
High-Sticking (2:00)
11:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Aronson
Interference (2:00)
13:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Boychuk
Hooking (2:00)
14:13
GOAL
Goal: Brandon Buck

Assists: Tim Bender, Leonhard Pfoederl
15:07

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Niklas Treutle NUR 57 33 29 4 0.879
Zach Fucale CAN 60 17 15 2 0.882

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 30, 2018
1 - 2 L @ KalPa KuopioKUO
Dec 31, 2018
3 - 1 W v Metallurg MagnitogorskMAG
Dec 29, 2018
4 - 2 W v Nürnberg Ice TigersNUR
Dec 30, 2018
2 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 28, 2018
6 - 2 W v Nürnberg Ice TigersNUR
Dec 28, 2018
Videos
Photos
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Matt Murray stopped 40 shots to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 OT (Quarter-final)
Severson tied it late and Stone scored in OT to give Canada the win.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
Murray stopped 28 shots to backstop Canada to top spot in Group A.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – DEN 0 (Preliminary)
Reinhart scored 2G and Marchessault had 1G 1A in another Canadian win.