2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Karjala Cup
Game #2
Final
November 8, 2017 2:15 pm EST
Tissot Arena
Biel, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
10
6
25
6
8
7
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
6
0 / 3
10

Game Story

QUICK STRIKES LEAD CANADA TO WIN IN KARJALA OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

BIEL, Switzerland – Eric O’Dell (Ottawa, Ont./HC Sochi, KHL) and Matt Ellison (Duncan, B.C./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) scored 64 seconds apart late in the second period, helping Canada’s National Men’s Team to a 3-2 win over Switzerland to start their 2017 Karjala Cup schedule Wednesday.

Gilbert Brulé (Edmonton, Alta./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) had the other goal for the Canadians, who did all their damage in the middle frame.

After a scoreless and penalty-free first period, the action picked up in the second.

Michael Fora got the Swiss on the board just shy of the six-minute mark, bouncing a point shot through Canadian goaltender Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL), but Brulé knocked the rebound of a Simon Després (Laval, Que./HC Slovan Bratislava, KHL) shot past Jonas Hiller to tie the game less than three minutes later.

O’Dell put the Canadians up for good at 15:43 of the second, getting his stick on a shot from Karl Stollery (Camrose, Alta./Dinamo Riga, KHL), and Ellison jumped all over a rebound in the slot to hammer home the 3-1 goal shortly after.

Both goaltenders made did-you-see-that saves in the period; Scrivens was first, diving across the crease to take a goal away from Cody Almond, only to be topped by Hiller and his desperation glove stop off Linden Vey (Wakaw, Sask./Barys Astana, KHL) late in the stanza.

The Swiss put Hiller on the bench in the dying minutes and Romain Loeffel got the hosts within a goal with a seeing-eye point shot with 1:58 to go, but that would be as close as they got.

Canada will head to Helsinki, Finland, for its remaining games at the Karjala Cup, beginning with a match-up against Sweden on Friday (11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
No Scoring
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Almond 
High-Sticking (2:00)
01:28
GOAL
Goal: Michael Fora 

05:43
GOAL
Goal: Gilbert Brulé

Assists: Simon Després, Chay Genoway
08:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Després
Tripping (2:00)
10:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Joël Genazzi 
Boarding (2:00)
11:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Walser 
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:38
GOAL
Goal: Eric O’Dell

Assists: Karl Stollery, Zach Whitecloud
15:43
GOAL
Goal: Matt Ellison

16:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Félicien Du Bois 
Hooking (2:00)
19:12
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Kozun
Interference (2:00)
01:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Ellison
Holding (2:00)
10:40
GOAL
Goal: Romain Loeffel 

Assists: Félicien Du Bois , Andres Ambühl 
18:02
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonas Hiller 

18:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Vincent Praplan 
Boarding (2:00)
18:51
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonas Hiller 

18:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ben Scrivens CAN 60 21 19 2 0.905
Jonas Hiller  SUI 58 25 22 3 0.880

Game Leaders

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 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

3 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 12, 2017
2 - 5 L v RussiaRUS
Nov 11, 2017
0 - 2 L v SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2017
2 - 3 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 10, 2017
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Nov 8, 2017
2 - 3 L v Canada CAN
Nov 8, 2017
Videos
Photos
2018 Spengler Cup: KUO 2 – CAN 1 SO (Championship)
Winnik scored, but Canada was edged in an eight-round shootout.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 4 – NUR 2 (Semifinal)
Boychuk had 2G 1A in the first 13 minutes to send Canada to the final.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 6 – NUR 2 (Preliminary)
Fabbro scored a pair of goals to lead Canada into the semifinals.
2018 Spengler Cup: CAN 2 – DAV 1 (Preliminary)
Boychuk and D’Agostini scored, and Canada hung on to edge the hosts.
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