IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 3-0 Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด – 14 May 2023

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 3-0 Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Sunday, 14 May 2023

For the first time since 1939, Switzerland has opened the IIHF World Championship with back-to-back shutouts following a 3-0 win over Norway.

Yesterday, it was veteran Leonardo Genoni who shut out Slovenia. In this game, Robert Mayer made 14 saves โ€“ all but two of them in the last 33 minutes of the game. Switzerland outshot Norway 26-14 in the game, with Jonas Arntzen stopping all but two in his first game of the tournament.

Dario Simion and Andrea Glauser scored the goals in the first period, with Marco Miranda drawing the primary assist on both, before the Swiss locked the game down.

The Swiss were utterly dominant in the first period, outshooting Norway 14-1 and taking a 2-0 lead.

Simion opened the scoring at 8:13, taking a pass from Miranda in the high slot and firing a wrister between Arntzenโ€™s legs.

Late in the opening period, it appeared that the Swiss had scored for the second time courtesy of Janis Moser, but Norway challenged the play for goaltender interference and the officials agreed, as Andres Ambรผhlโ€™s skate contacted Amtzenโ€™s left leg as he was sliding to his left, slowing the goalieโ€™s momentum.

At that point, it looked like Norway might get out of a first period that they had been significantly outplayed down by just a goal. However, the Swiss scored again off the rush with 32 seconds left in the period, with Mirandaโ€™s backhand pass finding Glauser, who chipped it over Amtzenโ€™s glove from in close.

The first half of the second period was pretty much the same story as the first. However, three straight Swiss penalties, including 30 seconds of 5-on-3 time, gave Mayer some work to do. The Norwegians didnโ€™t score, however, and their best scoring chance came at 5-on-5 in the last minute of the period off the stick of Ludvig Hoff, which Mayer was lucky to deflect away with the tip of his blocker.

The Norwegians got another great chance in the first minute of the third period when the puck was given away to Matthias Trettenes, who misfired.

After that, the Swiss did a good job of locking down the final period. In fact, the shots in the last 20 minutes were 5-2 for Switzerland. Nino Niederreiter locked the game down with an empty-net goal with 2:18 remaining.

The regulation win pulls Switzerland even with Canada atop Group B with six points each, while Norway stays on one following yesterdayโ€™s shootout loss to Kazakhstan. Both teams have tomorrow off and are back in action on Tuesday.

1st Period
08:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ GOAL – Simion (Miranda, Glauser)
12:19 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Malgin, interference
19:28 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ GOAL – Glauser (Miranda, Simion)

2nd Period
23:53 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด PEN – Kรฅsastul, high sticking
27:21 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Geisser, hooking
33:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Fora, high sticking
34:47 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Herzog, tripping
39:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด PEN – Nรธrstebรธ, holding

3rd Period
44:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด PEN – Lilleberg, holding
48:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Moser, high sticking
57:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ EN GOAL – Neiderreiter (Bertschy, Richard)
59:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Kukan, roughing
59:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด PEN – Krogdahl, roughing
59:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ PEN – Richard, roughing
59:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด PEN – Martinsen, roughing

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mayer (14-14)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Arntzen (23-25)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 12+9+5 = 26
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด 1+11+2 = 14

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Goaltenders: Leonardo Genoni, Robert Mayer. Defence: Michael Fora, Tobias Geisser, Andrea Glauser, Dean Kukan, Romain Loeffel, Christian Marti (A), Janis Moser. Forwards: Andres Ambรผhl (A), Christoph Bertschy, Enzo Corvi, Gaรซtan Haas, Fabrice Herzog, Denis Malgin, Marco Miranda, Nino Niederreiter (C), Tanner Richard, Sven Senteler, Dario Simion, Calvin Thรผrkauf.
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Goaltenders: Jonas Arntzen, Henrik Haukeland.ย Defence: Ole Julian Bjรธrgvik-Holm, Isak Hansen, Johannes Johannesen (A), Max Krogdahl, Christian Kรฅsastul, Emil Lilleberg, Mattias Nรธrstebรธ. Forwards: Thomas Berg-Paulsen, Philip Granath, Michael Haga, Ludvig Hoff, Andreas Martinsen, Sondre Olden, Ken Andrรฉ Olimb (C), Thomas Olsen, Eirik Salsten, Hรฅvard ร˜strem Salsten, Mathias Trettenes (A), Petter Vesterheim, Markus Vikingstad.

vs. NORWAY ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
current champion
(since 07 May 2023)
Last Title 13 Apr 2013
69 All-Time Wins
6 wins Head-To-Head
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (SUI vs. NOR)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI 5-3 NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด โ€“ 23 Apr 1999 โ€“ EX โ€“ Geneva ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Previous IHLC Meeting (SUI vs. NOR)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SUI 3-1 NOR ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด โ€“ 12 May 2013 โ€“ WC โ€“ Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SUI 7-0 SLO ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 13 May 2023 โ€“ WC โ€“ Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย SUI 5-0 KAZ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 16 May 2023 โ€“ WC โ€“ Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

Article Credit: IIHF Worlds 2023
Photo Credit: IIHF Worlds 2023IIHFHHOFIOC



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