2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #7
Preliminary
Final
December 27, 2018 5:00 pm PST
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
8
5
17
7
16
9
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 6
12
0 / 6
12

Game Story

CANADA WINS AGAIN, EDGES SWISS AT WORLD JUNIORS

JASON LA ROSE

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Noah Dobson (Summerside, P.E.I./Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL) scored the game-winning goal in the second period, and Canada’s National Junior Team held off a late flurry to earn a 3-2 win over Switzerland on Thursday night at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) and MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who sit atop Group A after posting their second win in as many days.

“Going into this one we knew [Switzerland] had a good team,” said Entwistle, who has scored in both Canadian victories. “They have seven or eight returnees, they’ve played at this level before, and they know what it takes to win. It was tough, but [we are] happy to get the win.”

Early on it looked as if the offensive momentum from the 14-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday would continue; Glass finished a centring pass from Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) just 36 seconds after the puck dropped.

But Swiss goaltender Akira Schmid and the defence clamped down from there, allowing just seven Canadian shots – and, more importantly, no more goals – in the opening 20 minutes.

Switzerland used an early goal of its own to tie the game in the second period. The puck found its way into the slot and onto the stick of Philipp Kurashev, who wired a rocket past Canadian netminder Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) only 46 seconds into the middle frame.

Entwistle restored the lead for good five minutes later with a goal similar to the Glass opener – this time it was Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, N.S./Boston University, HE) serving as set-up man – and Dobson pushed the advantage to two at 12:08.

“I stepped up in the neutral zone, and [Barrett Hayton] made a great play,” Dobson said of his game-winner. “I thought I had a step on the ‘D’ so I just tried to take it to the net and threw it in the five-hole. Ended up being a big goal.”

The teams spent most of the third period trading penalties, combining for seven minors in the final stanza, and the Swiss made it interesting when Kurashev netted his second power-play goal of the game to cut the deficit to 3-2 with 1:49 to go.

Schmid headed to the bench for the extra attacker with 65 seconds left, but Scott and the Canadian defence locked it down in the final minute to keep Canada unbeaten in 23 all-time meetings with the Swiss at the World Juniors.

“Ian played really well,” Canadian head coach Tim Hunter said of his goaltender. “He made a couple big saves, which you’re going to have to as these games go along. I thought we gave some pucks away in the second period, but we responded and recovered from it fine. We only gave up 17 shots, so that’s still pretty good for a World Juniors.”

The Canadians are off Friday before taking on the Czech Republic on Saturday night (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Cody Glass

Assists: Nick Suzuki, Maxime Comtois
00:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Roughing (2:00)
19:07
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Philipp Kurashev (power play)

Assists: Nicolas Muller, Nando Eggenberger
00:46
GOAL
Goal: MacKenzie Entwistle

Assists: Shane Bowers
05:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun
Roughing (2:00)
08:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Roughing (2:00)
08:31
GOAL
Goal: Noah Dobson

Assists: Barrett Hayton
12:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Markus Phillips
Clipping (2:00)
13:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Gianluca Burger
Late Hit (2:00)
17:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Bowers
Delay of Game (2:00)
00:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Valentin Nussbaumer
Hooking (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Gianluca Burger
Slashing (2:00)
06:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
Hooking (2:00)
11:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Suzuki
Tripping (2:00)
17:34
GOAL
Goal: Philipp Kurashev (power play)

Assists: Nicolas Muller, Nando Eggenberger
18:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Akira Schmid

18:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Philipp Kurashev
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Glass
Tripping (2:00)
18:55

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Akira Schmid SUI 58 32 29 3 0.906
Ian Scott CAN 60 17 15 2 0.882

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 5 L v RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2019
1 - 2 L v FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2019
1 - 6 L v FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2019
1 - 2 L v RussiaRUS
Dec 31, 2018
2 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 2, 2019
5 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 29, 2018
Videos
Photos
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