2016-17 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #13
Preliminary
Final
April 17, 2017 9:30 am EDT
ZS Poprad
Poprad, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
2
1
3
2
1
4
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
6
13
11
30
10
15
9
34

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

NEWCOMERS LEAD CANADA TO WIN OVER SWISS

JASON LA ROSE

POPRAD, Slovakia – Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) made their debuts in style, scoring two goals apiece to help Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 7-3 win over Switzerland on Monday at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship.

Studnicka and Glass were the final two players added to the Canadian roster after their teams were eliminated from the Canadian Hockey League playoffs on the weekend.

Kyle Olson (Calgary, Alta./Tri-City, WHL), Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) and MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who won for the third time in as many games to stay within a point of Finland for first place in Group A.

Canada faces the Finns on Tuesday (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT) to wrap up the preliminary round.

Studnicka didn’t waste any time getting his name on the scoreboard, circling out of the corner and throwing a shot on net that eluded Swiss goaltender Gianluca Zaetta for the 1-0 goal at 9:44.

Glass doubled the lead less than three minutes later, going five-hole on Zaetta to send the Canadians to the dressing room up by a pair.

Studnicka struck again 3:31 into the second period, one-timing in a feed from Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) to make it 3-0 and chase Zaetta, who was replaced by Akira Schmid after allowing three goals on 13 shots.

Special teams got the Swiss back into the game before the end of the middle frame; Keijo Weibel jumped on a loose puck in the neutral zone and beat Canadian netminder Jake McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) for a shorthanded goal at 12:33, and Philipp Kurashev converted on a power play at 18:35 to cut the lead to one after 40 minutes.

But Glass redirected a pass from Jocktan Chainey (Asbestos, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) past Schmid just 75 seconds into the third period, and Olson wired in a wrist shot off a Glass set-up at 9:47 to put the Canadians back up by three at 5-2.

Nando Eggenberger scored for Switzerland to make it a two-goal game with less than four minutes to go, but Mattheos hit the empty net with 2:25 left, and Entwistle capped the scoring in the final minute.

McGrath finished with 27 saves in his first start of the tournament.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jack Studnicka

Assists: Kyle Olson
09:44
GOAL
Goal: Cody Glass

Assists: Jocktan Chainey
12:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun
Interference (2:00)
14:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Akil Thomas
High-Sticking (2:00)
17:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Interference (2:00)
19:47
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jack Studnicka

Assists: Matthew Strome
03:31
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Akira Schmid

03:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Diving (2:00)
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Sven Leuenberger
Hooking (2:00)
11:35
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Keijo Weibel

12:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Petrig
Slashing (2:00)
13:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Isaac Ratcliffe
Tripping (2:00)
18:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Delay of Game (2:00)
18:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Philipp Kurashev

Assists: Simon Le Coultre
18:35
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Cody Glass

Assists: Jocktan Chainey, Jett Woo
01:15
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Olson

Assists: Cody Glass, Jocktan Chainey
09:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocktan Chainey
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:37
GOAL
Goal: Nando Eggenberger

Assists: Philipp Kurashev, Nico Hischier
16:07
GOAL
Goal: Stelio Mattheos

17:35
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Akira Schmid

17:35
GOAL
Goal: MacKenzie Entwistle

Assists: Jared McIsaac, Ian Mitchell
19:19

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Gianluca Zaetta SUI 23 11 8 3 0.727
Akira Schmid SUI 35 22 19 3 0.864
Jacob McGrath CAN 60 30 27 3 0.900

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ United States USA
Apr 20, 2017
3 - 7 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 20, 2017
1 - 2 L v SlovakiaSVK
Apr 18, 2017
3 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 18, 2017
3 - 7 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 17, 2017
7 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 17, 2017
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