2014-15 National Men's Under-18 Team

Presented By newlogo
2015 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #10
Final
April 18, 2015 12:45 pm AST
Bossard Arena
Zug, SUI

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
9
13
7
29
8
7
5
20

Statistics

PP
PIM
3 / 8
20
1 / 10
16

Game Story

BARZAL’S THREE POINTS LEAD CANADA OVER HOSTS AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

ZUG, Switzerland – Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) scored twice and added an assist, helping Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 4-1 win over Switzerland on Saturday at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

Canada and Finland sit atop Group B with six points apiece through three days of action at Bossard Arena.

Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) were the other goal-scorers for Canada, which has opened 2-0 at the world championship for the third year in a row, and fourth time in its last five tries.

Barzal didn’t waste any time converting on Canada’s first power play opportunity, taking a feed from Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) and going to the backhand to beat Swiss netminder Joren van Pottelberghe just 13 seconds into the man advantage, and just four minutes into the game.

A fortuitous bounce helped Canada double its lead early in the second period; leading the rush into the Swiss zone, Barzal’s centering feed deflected off the stick of Jonas Siegenthaler and in for a 2-0 advantage.

Roy made it a 3-0 game midway through the middle frame, camping out at the top of the crease and banging in the rebound of a Deven Sideroff (Summerland, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) shot on another Canadian power play.

The Swiss got one back on a power play of their own late in the second when Dominik Diem finished off a pretty pass from Denis Malgin, but that would be the only puck to beat Canadian goaltender Evan Cormier (Bowmanville, Ont./Saginaw, OHL), who stopped 19 of 20 shots in his first start of the tournament.

Beauvillier capped the scoring with Canada’s third power play marker of the game, rifling a wrist shot past van Pottelberge on the short side just 30 seconds into the third period.

The Canadians outshot Switzerland in every period, and finished with a 29-20 advantage overall.

Canada is right back to preliminary round action on Sunday when it takes on the Czech Republic (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT) in a game that can be seen live on TSN2.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonas  Siegenthaler 
Tripping minor (2:00)
03:47
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Mathew Barzal

Assists: Mitchell Stephens, Thomas Chabot
04:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Beauvillier
Tripping minor (2:00)
09:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Glenn Gawdin
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
12:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Stephens
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:03
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Mathew Barzal

02:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Jansen Harkins
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
07:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Marchon
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:26
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nicolas Roy

Assists: Jansen Harkins, Parker Wotherspoon
09:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Auguste Inembe Impose
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
10:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Parker Wotherspoon
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
17:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dominik Diem

Assists: Denis Malgin, Jonas  Siegenthaler 
18:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonas  Siegenthaler 
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:39
3rd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Anthony Beauvillier

Assists: Mitchell Stephens, Mathew Barzal
00:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Deven Sideroff
Slashing minor (2:00)
00:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Damien Riat
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin Thürkauf
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
08:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémy Roy
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Bear
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
10:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Calvin Thürkauf
Tripping minor (2:00)
15:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Livio Stadler
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Glenn Gawdin
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
19:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Evan Cormier CAN 60 20 19 1 0.950
Joren Van Pottelberghe SUI 60 29 25 4 0.862

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 26, 2015
2 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 26, 2015
2 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 25, 2015
4 - 5 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 25, 2015
5 - 3 W vs. SwedenSWE
Apr 23, 2015
5 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Apr 23, 2015
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.
Close
Credit