WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, Switzerland 1 – Quarterfinal – 2011-01-02 @ 1:30PM MST – TSN

By , January 2, 2011 12:17 pm

Canada vs. Switzerland - 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships
Canada Canada – 4 FINAL Switzerland Switzerland – 1
WJHC 2011 Quarterfinal
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
Switzerland were 4th place in 2010
Date: Jan 02 @ 1:30 PM MST
TV: TSN


Today’s game is a quarterfinal between Switzerland and Canada. The Swiss finished 3rd in Pool A (2W, 2L), while Canada finished 2nd in Pool B (3W, 1OTL). Canada pounded the Swiss in the pre-competition round by 8-0. I suspect this will be a lot closer of a game. But I do think the Canadians will still dominate this one. Switzerland’s wins came against Germany and Slovakia, which aren’t exactly powerhouse teams, however they gave the USA a run for their money in a 2-1 loss on December 31, 2010.

Prediction: 6-2 Canada
Team Canada Roster
Team Switzerland Roster

TEAM CANADA’S LINES (unconfirmed):



Howden Schenn Johansen
Foligno Couturier Leblanc
Hamilton Cizikas Ashton
Connolly Eakin Kassian

Olsen-Ellis
Cowen-de Haan
Depres-Gudbransson
Barrie

Roy (*)
Visentin
* – Edmonton Oilers Prospect

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GAME STATISTICS

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Game Information
Game Number 21 Round Quarter-final
Arena HSBC Arena City, Country Buffalo, NY
Month / Day / Year 01/02/2011 Time 03:30 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final
Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada (CAN) 1 1 2 4
Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 0 1
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
01:09 SUI 16 Inti Pestoni  5/5
15:06 CAN 19 Ryan Johansen (10 Brayden Schenn, 6 Ryan Ellis) 5/4
Penalties:
02:21 SUI 9 Reto Schäppi (Delay of Game)
03:39 SUI 6 Nicholas Steiner (Closing Hand on Puck)
14:53 SUI 15 Sven Bärtschi (Slashing)
Second Period
Goals:
17:28 CAN 11 Casey Cizikas (25 Carter Ashton) 5/5
Penalties:
13:52 CAN 25 Carter Ashton (Slashing)
Third Period
Goals:
04:17 CAN 20 Louis Leblanc (10 Brayden Schenn, 21 Cody Eakin) 5/5
18:07 CAN 9 Zack Kassian  5/5
Penalties:
11:47 SUI 23 Benjamin Antonietti (Slashing)
14:53 SUI 10 Tristan Scherwey (Checking to the Head)
16:53 SUI 10 Tristan Scherwey (10-Minute Misconduct)
58:01 SUI 22 Nino Niederreiter (10-Minute Misconduct)
58:29 SUI 15 Sven Bärtschi (Roughing)
58:29 CAN 5 Erik Gudbranson (Slashing)
Goaltenders
Canada
30 Mark Visentin On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Switzerland
1 Benjamin Conz On 1/00:00 Off 3/57:50
1 Benjamin Conz On 3/58:01 Off 3/20:00
Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada 23 11 0 34
Switzerland 8 9 0 17

GAME STORY


The Canadians were flustered early by Benjamin Conz. The Swiss also scored the first goal of the game, and that probably scared a few Canadian fans. However, the Canadians pressed hard from the second period on, and credit to Conz for keeping the Swiss in the game. Next game for Team Canada is vs. the United States tomorrow (January 3, 2011) at 5:30PM in the semi-final. This one should feel like a gold-medal game after last year (in which the Americans won gold in OT). Visentin will get the start in that game as well.

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