IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 02 May 2017

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canadaย 4-1ย Switzerlandย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Exhibition Game
Patinoire des Vernets,ย Geneva ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist apiece, helping Canadaโ€™s National Menโ€™s Team to a 4-1 win over Switzerland on Tuesday in exhibition action ahead of the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

It was the lone pre-tournament game for the Canadians, who are two-time defending world champions.

Canada struck quickly to take control, scoring twice before the six-minute mark of the first period.

Chris Lee opened the scoring at 4:16, beating Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni from the slot, and Sean Couturier doubled the lead at 5:42, getting his shot past Genoni from a sharp angle.

The offensive onslaught continued from the Canadians with Giroux scoring unassisted to make it 3-0 just part the 13-minute mark, before Pius Suter poked a rebound past Canadian netminder Chad Johnson late in the first period to make it a two-goal game after 20 minutes.

Canada kept it coming in the second period, but Genoni was there to keep his team within striking distance; the Swiss puck-stopper finished with 37 saves, and stopped 29 of 30 in the final two periods.

Simmonds capped the scoring with less than four minutes to go in the middle frame, finishing on the power play; Jeff Skinner and Giroux earned the helpers on the 4-1 goal.

The Canadian pressure continued in the third but Genoni was perfect on 15 chances in the final stanza, keeping the final margin of victory at three.

Johnston stopped nine of the 10 shots he faced in just over 29 minutes of work before giving way to Calvin Pickard, who turned aside all seven shots directed his way.

Canada finished with a 41-17 advantage in shots on goal.

It heads now to Paris, where it will open defence of its Gold medal Friday against the Czech Republic in the Group B curtain-raiser for both at the World Championship.

1st Period
04:16 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Lee (MacKinnon)
05:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Couturier (Simmonds)
09:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Johnson, delay of game
13:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Giroux
13:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Card, delay of game
18:48 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย GOAL – Suter (Almond)

2nd Period
34:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย PEN – Untersander, holding
36:38 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Simmonds (Skinner, Giroux)

3rd Period
42:53 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย PEN – Almond, hooking
54:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Demers, cross checking
57:23 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย PEN – Romy, slashing

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Johnson (9-10), Pickardย (7-7)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย Genoni (37-41)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 11+15+15 = 41
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 7+6+4 = 17

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Calvin Pickard. Defence: Tyson Barrie, Mike Card, Calvin de Haan, Jason Demers, Chris Lee, Michael Matheson, Josh Morrissey. Forwards: Sean Couturier, Matt Duchene, Claude Giroux, Alex Killorn, Travis Konecny, Ryan O’Reilly, Nathan MacKinnon, Mitchell Marner, Brayden Point, Mark Scheifele, Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Jeff Skinner.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Goaltenders: Leonardo Genoni, Niklas Schlegel. Defence: Raphael Dรญaz (C), Joรซl Genazzi, Dean Kukan, Romain Loeffel, Christian Marti, Dominik Schlumpf, Dave Sutter, Ramon Untersander. Forwards: Cody Almond, Andres Ambรผhl, Simon Bodenmann, Damien Brunner, Fabrice Herzog, Denis Malgin, Tanner Richard, Kevin Romy, Thomas Rรผfenacht, Reto Schรคppi, Reto Suri, Pius Suter.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. SWITZERLAND (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
new champion
(previous 05 Nov 2016)
Last Title
reign ends
(since 28 Apr 2017)
313 All-Time Wins
38 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties)
5 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SUI)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 33-0 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 30 Jan 1924 โ€“ OG โ€“ Chamonix ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SUI)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-0 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 04 Nov 2016 โ€“ DC โ€“ Augsburg ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SUI 2-0 DEN ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 28 Apr 2017 โ€“ EHC โ€“ Basel ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-1 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 05 May 2017 โ€“ WC โ€“ Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: RSIย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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