CANADA TOPS GERMANY IN DEUTSCHLAND CUP FINALE
AUGSBURG, Germany – Kevin Clark (Winnipeg, Man./Brynäs IF, SHL) found the back of the net twice and Nick Petersen (Wakefield, Que./Eisbären Berlin, DEL) assisted on both goals to lead Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 3-1 win against Germany on Sunday.
With the winning effort, Canada finished the 2016 Deutschland Cup in second place following the three-day round-robin tournament in which it had two wins, and one shootout loss to first place Slovakia.
Clark opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game with the help of Petersen.
Canada would add two more goals to its early lead before the end of the first period, beginning with the second goal in as many games for Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./OMSK Avangard, KHL) at 17:24.
Petersen and Clark would connect once again on the latter’s second goal just 47 seconds later, giving Canada a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
After topping Germany 12-7 in shots on goal in the opening period, the Canadians would tie their opponents 12-12 in that department, as they both skated toward a scoreless second period.
Canada would once again lead shots 11-10 in the final frame, but Germany’s Thomas Greilinger would be the only goal scorer after his shot beat Danny Taylor (Kingston, Ont./Medvescak Zagreb, KHL) 5:49 into the period.
Having taken part in the Deutschland Cup tournament a total of 18 times since 1992, Canada’s National Men’s Team has now accumulated totals of four gold medals (2000, 2002, 2005, 2008), four silver (1993, 1997, 2004, 2016) and four bronze (1994, 1996, 2006, 2010).