Canada defeated Switzerland 3-0 on Sunday to win the Spengler Cup for a third year in a row. Canada’s team celebrates victory against Switzerland
The Canadian team has a 15th title at this tournament in Davos, Switzerland, during the holiday season.
Goalkeeper Kevin Poulin scored the shutout, repelling 36 shots.
Zach Boychuk, Maxim Noreau and David McIntyre put Canada on the table.
Several players from the Canadian team could be invited to participate in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Pyongyang, South Korea. Hockey Canada will announce its decisions in January.
The Maple Leaf has started the last twenty in advance 3-2. Zach Boychuk provided an insurance goal with less than five minutes to the clock, then Maxim Noreau scored in a deserted net.
David McIntyre, Jay McClement and Cody Goloubef were the other scorers of the winners. McIntyre made 1-0 after four minutes of play.
Former CH Maxim Lapierre earned three assists, while Kevin Poulin made 26 saves.
“We had a better start than we had in the last games, we were more confident,” said Noreau. I think we are getting used to altitude. The transition has not been easy for everyone, and there is also the olympic sized ice rink.
“We do not want to apologize, but it stays in the back of our heads. I think it was better at this level today. ”
Lukas Cingel and Michal Dragoun fought back for the Czechs. Goalkeeper Patrik Rybar stopped 23 shots.
“We were expecting a close game,” said Canada’s head coach Willie Desjardins. We thought maybe we had an energy advantage because they had played one more game. But they may have surprised us by their intensity. It’s a good team. ”
Canada has won the last two editions of the Spengler Cup. The country is looking for a 15th triumph, which would equal a record.
Hockey Canada is using this tournament as a last opportunity to evaluate players who could be selected from the team that will compete at the Pyongyang Olympic Games in February.