2017-18 National Men's Team

2017 Spengler Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
December 26, 2017 2:00 pm EST
Vaillant Arena
Davos, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
2
5
1
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
13
4
28
11
11
11
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
10
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA OPENS TITLE DEFENCE WITH WIN AT SPENGLER CUP

JASON LA ROSE

DAVOS, Switzerland – David McIntyre (Pefferlaw, Ont./EV Zug, NLA) scored the game-winning goal shorthanded with just over six minutes to go, and Canada survived a frantic finish to earn a 5-3 win over Mountfield HK in its opening game Tuesday at the 2017 Spengler Cup.

With the Canadians nursing a one-goal lead late and the Czech side pushing for the equalizer, McIntyre picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and wired a shot over the blocker of Patrik Rybar to make it 4-2.

Mountfield got one in the dying minutes to get within one again, but P-A Parenteau (Boucherville, Que./Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, KHL) found the empty net with 33.6 seconds left to secure the win for Canada.

Five different players scored goals for the Canadians, who got two assists apiece from Jay McClement (Kingston, Ont./EHC Olten, NLB) and Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) as it opened defence of its 2015 and 2016 titles with a win.

It was Mountfield who struck first midway through the first period when Lukas Vopelka beat Canadian netminder Barry Brust (Swan River, Man./HC Fribourg-Gottéron, NLA) up and over the shoulder, but a point shot from Victor Bartley (Maple Ridge, B.C./Örebro, HK, SHL) banked off the end boards, off the skate of Rybar and in to tie the game less than five minutes later.

Curtis Hamilton (Kelowna, B.C./SC Rapperswil-Jona, NLA) gave Canada the lead in the final minute of the opening frame, redirecting in the 2-1 after pretty passing from Jeremy Davies (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que./Northeastern University, HE) and McClement.

Oskars Cibulskis tied it for the Extraliga team 4:03 into the second period, banking a centering pass off a Canadian defender and past Brust, but a point shot from Noreau hit the pants of Mason Raymond (Cochrane, Alta./SC Bern, NLA) and eluded Rybar for a power-play goal and a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Mountfield had an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal in the third – and 33-28 overall – but couldn’t get closer than one goal.

The win means Canada will enjoy an off day Wednesday before facing tournament host HC Davos to wrap up the preliminary round on Thursday (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: David McIntyre
Interference (2:00)
09:58
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Vopelka

Assists: Martin Gernat, Roman Kukumberg
12:28
GOAL
Goal: Victor Bartley

Assists: Jay McClement, Maxim Lapierre
14:23
GOAL
Goal: Curtis Hamilton

Assists: Jeremy Davies, Jay McClement
19:22
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskars Cibulskis
Hooking (2:00)
04:03
GOAL
Goal: Oskars Cibulskis

Assists: Jaroslav Bednar, Petr Zamorsky
07:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Planek
Holding (2:00)
08:29
GOAL
Goal: Mason Raymond (power play)

Assists: Maxim Noreau, Andrew Ebbett
09:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Smolenak
Tripping (2:00)
13:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskars Cibulskis
Holding (2:00)
15:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jay McClement
Hooking (2:00)
19:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Vopelka
Holding the Stick (2:00)
19:05
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Goloubef
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:05
GOAL (SH)
Goal: David McIntyre

13:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Jay McClement
Slashing (2:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Hickey
Interference (2:00)
16:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Koukal
Tripping (2:00)
16:40
GOAL
Goal: Andris Dzerins

Assists: Lukas Cingel, Jiri Simanek
18:12
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Patrik Rybar

18:12
GOAL
Goal: P-A Parenteau

Assists: David McIntyre, Maxim Noreau
19:26

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Barry Brust CAN 60 33 30 3 0.909
Patrik Rybar MHK 56 28 23 5 0.821

Game Leaders

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

3 - 0 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 31, 2017
2 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 30, 2017
5 - 2 W v Mountfield HKMHK
Dec 30, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Dinamo RigaRIG
Dec 29, 2017
4 - 1 W v HC DavosDAV
Dec 28, 2017
1 - 5 L @ HC DavosDAV
Dec 27, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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