IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-1 Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด – 29 Dec 2010

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-1 Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
HSBC Arena, Buffalo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Canada took advantage of countless turnovers by Norway in its own end to cruise to a 10-1 win in Group B action at HSBC Arena tonight.

Brayden Schenn had four goals and an assist, and Canada mounted a six-goal blitz in the first period. He now leads all scorers in the tournament with 12 points, and defenceman Ryan Ellis is second with eight. It was his second straight five-point game, and the four goals ties a U20 record.

“Heโ€™s unbelievable,” said teammate Quinton Howden. “He had a good last night and followed up tonight. Heโ€™s a phenomenal hockey player.”

The win keeps Canada atop Group B with a perfect 3-0 record and nine points while Norway is now winless (0-3) and in danger of going to the Relegation Round. The win came despite Canada dressing only 16 skaters. Jaden Schwartz, Calvin de Haan, and Cody Eakin were all scratches because of injury, and Zack Kassian sat out the first of two games of a suspension.

“We knew we played against the probably best team of the tournament, and weโ€™re underdogs,” said Sondre Olden. “We just had to go out there and play our best game and as hard as we could, but Canada is a good team and we didnโ€™t have a chance.”

Canada plays its final game of the Preliminary Round on New Yearโ€™s Eve against Sweden while the Norwegians face Russia in a do-or-die game Thursday night.

The game was scarcely two minutes old before Casey Cizikas opened the scoring on a close-in two-on-one after Norwegian defenceman Nicolai Bryhnisveen simply fell while carrying the puck out of his own end as the last man.

The goals kept coming in quick succession after that, the only excitement from Norway coming off the faceoff after Canada made it 4-0. Rasmus Juell claimed the puck at centre, skated in on goal, and lifted a weak shot that goalie Mark Visentin flubbed. The goals were just eight seconds apart.

Canada came right back when Schenn got his second of the night. No sooner had the puck bulged the twine than goalie Steffen Sรธberg skated quickly to the playersโ€™ bench, removing himself from the game in favour of Lars Volden.

The self-imposed exile had little effect, though, as Marcus Foligno made it 6-1 before the end of the period.

“We just wanted to have good habits and overall we played pretty well,” Ellis said. “They started turning on, but we didnโ€™t sit back at all. You always want to score points, to hit and play as well as you can and do things right.”

Schenn got his hat trick just 44 seconds into the second period when Volden messed up on a routine shot.

The rest of the game was played in cruise control until a late flurry of three goals, including Schenn’s fourth, in the last three and a half minutes. Point made; point taken.

1st Period
02:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Cizikas (Connolly)
04:50 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Schenn (Johansen, Olsen)
10:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Gudbranson (Schenn, Ellis)
13:27 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Leblanc (Foligno)
13:35 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย GOAL – Juell
14:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Schenn (Howden, Gudbranson)
18:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Foligno (Leblanc)

2nd Period
20:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Schenn (Howden, Ellis)
21:27 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย PEN – Bryhnisveen, holding
23:48 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย PEN – team, too many players
33:57 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ellis, slashing

3rd Period
52:57 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย PEN – Bacher, hooking
56:35 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Schenn (Barrie)
57:18 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Couturier (Connolly, Despres)
59:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Gudbranson (Johansen, Ellis)

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Visentin (31-32)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดย Sรธberg (7-12), Volden (26-31)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 15+14+14 = 43
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด 16+7+9 = 32

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Olivier Roy, Mark Visentin. Defence: Tyson Barrie, Jared Cowen (A), Simon Despres, Ryan Ellis (C), Erik Gudbranson, Dylan Olsen. Forwards: Carter Ashton, Casey Cizikas, Brett Connolly, Sean Couturier, Cody Eakin, Marcus Foligno, Curtis Hamilton, Quinton Howden, Ryan Johansen, Louis Leblanc, Brayden Schenn (A).
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Goaltenders: Steffen Sรธberg, Lars Volden. Defence: Robin Andersen, Jens Ulrik Bacher, Nicolai Bryhnisveen, Adrian Danielsen, Kenneth Madsรธ (A), Daniel Rokseth, Tobias Skaarberg. Forwards: Eirik Bรธrresen, Simen Brekke, Michael Haga, Hans Kristian Hollstedt (A), Rasmus Juell, Magnus Lindahl, Sondre Olden, Joans Oppรธyen, Mats Rosseli Olsen, Petter Rรธste Fossen, Andreas Stene (C), Joacim Sundelius, Nicholas Weberg.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. NORWAY ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
current champion
since 26 Dec 2010)
Last Title none
91 All-Time Wins
2 wins Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. NOR)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-0 NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด โ€“ 29 Dec 2005 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. NOR)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-0 NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด โ€“ 29 Dec 2005 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-2 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 28 Dec 2010 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Buffalo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 6-5 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 31 Dec 2010 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Buffalo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: IIHF
Photo Credit: The Globe & Mailย IIHFHHOFIOC



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