IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 19 Dec 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Exhibition Game
Avenir Centre, Moncton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 19 December 2022

In the first of three test runs before the World Junior Hockey Championship opens next week, Canada cruised past Switzerland 6-0 at the Avenir Centre on Monday.

Shane Wright paced Canada’s attack with two goals and an assist. Singles were added by Joshua Roy, Nathan Gaucher, Olen Zellweger and Brennan Othmann.

Connor Bedard had three assists, while Zach Dean and Dylan Guenther chipped in with two. Thomas Milic recorded the shutout.

Canada led 2-0 after the first period and 5-0 after 40 minutes. Switzerland was outshot 42-19.

Canada went 2-for-5 on the power play, while Switzerland was 0-for-3.

“(Dean, Gaucher and Roy) set the tone for us,” said Canada’s head coach Dennis Williams. “They were grinding their opponents, working together and feeding off each other. (Establishing chemistry) is never an issue when you come to an event like this.

“Everyone is coming from across the country and different leagues, but we are all here for a common goal. Itโ€™s one team and one country, and you could see a lot of that chemistry on all our lines tonight.โ€

Milic credited the Moncton crowd for creating extra energy in the exhibition tilt.

โ€œThe crowd was incredible tonight. They did a great job of cheering us on and keeping the momentum on our side. There was a lot of signs along the glass in warm-ups, and whenever I had the chance I tried to take in the atmosphere. It is nice to get that level of support for a pre-tournament game,โ€ said Milic.

Canada will wrap up its exhibition schedule playing Slovakia on Wednesday and Finland on Friday. Canada’s first game of the World Juniors is against Czechia on Boxing Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Roy (Gaucher, Dean)
11:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Gaucher (Dean, Roy)

2nd Period
20:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Othmann (Bedard)
27:57 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Allan, holding
31:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Zellweger, cross checking
37:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Mรผller, holding
38:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Zellweger (Guenther, Wright)
39:20 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Dionicio, hooking
39:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Wright (Guenther, Bedard)

3rd Period
40:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Wright, slashing / roughing double minor
40:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Bisaca, roughing
43:38 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Streule, interference
48:15 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Wright (Bedard, Clarke)
49:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Bichsel, interference
57:40 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Zanetti, boarding

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Milic (19-19)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Pasche (36-42)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 12+13+17 = 42
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 11+3+5 = 19

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Benjamin Gaudreau, Thomas Milic. Defence: Nolan Allan, Brandt Clarke, Ethan Del Mastro (A), Tyson Hinds, Kevin Korchinski, Jack Matier, Olen Zellweger. Forwards: Caedan Bankier, Connor Bedard, Colton Dach, Zach Dean, Adam Fantilli, Nathan Gaucher, Dylan Guenther (A), Zack Ostapchuk, Brennan Othmann, Joshua Roy, Reid Schaefer, Logan Stankoven, Shane Wright (C).
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Goaltenders: Mathieu Croce, Kevin Pasche. Defence: Lian Bichsel, Vincent Despont, Luca Deussen, Rodwin Dionicio, Nick Meile, Dario Sidler (A), Maximilian Streule, Brian Zanetti. Forwards: Nicolas Baechler (A), Attilio Bisaca (C), Lorenzo Canonica, Joel Henry, Miles Mรผller, Nicolas Perrenoud, Mischa Ramel, Liekit Reichle, Mattheo Reinhard, Louis Robin, Jonas Taibel, Livio Truog.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. SWITZERLAND ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
current champion
(previous 15 Aug 2022)
Last Title 04 Jan 2019
120 All-Time Wins
10
11 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SUI)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-4 SUIย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย โ€“ 27 Dec 1991 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Fรผssenย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SUI)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-3 SUIย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย โ€“ 17 Aug 2022 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Edmontonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-2 FINย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (OT) โ€“ 20 Aug 2022 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Edmontonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-1 SVKย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐย โ€“ 21 Dec 2022 โ€“ EX โ€“ Monctonย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: TSN
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