2015-16 National Junior Team

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2016 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #12
Final (SO)
December 29, 2015 1:00 pm EST
Helsinki Ice Hall
Helsinki, FIN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
1
1
0
0
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
7
10
16
1
34
9
8
8
0
25

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
4
1 / 2
8

Game Story

CANADA NEEDS SHOOTOUT TO EDGE SWITZERLAND AT WORLD JUNIORS

DAVID BRIEN

HELSINKI, Finland – Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) scored goals in the shootout, leading Canada’s National Junior Team to a 3-2 extra-time win over Switzerland on Tuesday at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

It’s the 21st time in as many meetings Canada has beaten the Swiss at the world juniors, but the first not to end in regulation time.

After Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) was stopped on Canada’s first shot, Point and Barzal both went to the backhand to beat Swiss netminder Joren van Pottelberghe, and Mackenzie Blackwood (Thunder Bay, Ont./Barrie, OHL) turned aside Pius Suter and Timo Meier to give the Canadians two points.

Strome and Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) scored in regulation for the Canadians, who clinched a quarter-final berth after erasing a 2-0 first-period deficit to win for the second day in a row.

Lawson Crouse (Mt. Brydges, Ont./Kingston, OHL) assisted on both goals in the opening 60 minutes, while Blackwood finished with 23 saves in his first start in the Canadian goal.

The Swiss benefitted from an early power play; a shot from Noah Rod deflected off the pants of Damien Riat in front and past Blackwood to put Switzerland up 1-0 with just 2:12 gone.

The lead became two at 15:37 when Dario Meyer redirected a point shot from Marco Forrer, but Strome scored for the third straight game to pull the Canadians to within one with 23 seconds left in the first period, firing a wrist shot under the crossbar.

Hicketts tied the game just past the 12-minute mark of the second, coming in off the blue-line and snapping a shot high on van Pottelberghe to make it 2-2 after two.

The third period failed to produce a goal despite Canada holding a 16-8 advantage in shots on goal and overtime solved nothing, leading to Canada’s shootout heroics.

The Canadians improved to 1-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L), good for second place in Group A, although they’ve played one game more than the United States. Canada closes out its preliminary round schedule Thursday when it takes on Sweden (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Perlini
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
00:46
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Damien Riat

Assists: Noah Rod, Denis Malgin
02:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Rod
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
09:09
GOAL
Goal: Dario Meyer

Assists: Marco Forrer, Julien Privet
15:37
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome

Assists: Thomas Chabot, Lawson Crouse
19:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Virtanen
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
05:13
GOAL
Goal: Joe Hicketts

Assists: Lawson Crouse
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin Thürkauf
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kindschi
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
16:09
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Denis Malgin
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:12
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Dylan Strome shooutout attempt on #30 Joren van Pottelberghe
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#24 Pius Suter shooutout attempt on #29 Mackenzie Blackwood
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Brayden Point shooutout attempt on #30 Joren van Pottelberghe
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#28 Timo Meier shooutout attempt on #29 Mackenzie Blackwood
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Mathew Barzal shooutout attempt on #30 Joren van Pottelberghe
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Mackenzie Blackwood CAN 67 25 23 2 0.920
Joren van Pottelberghe SUI 67 34 32 2 0.941

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2016
0 - 0 L vs. BelarusBLR
Jan 5, 2016
2 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Dec 31, 2015
6 - 2 W @ BelarusBLR
Jan 3, 2016
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 29, 2015
5 - 1 W vs. BelarusBLR
Jan 2, 2016
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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