Canada passes the final of the Spengler cup

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Zach Boychuk has provided an insurance goal with less than five minutes of clock.

Davos, switzerland — Canada has defeated Mountfield HK 5-2 in the semi-final of the Spengler cup on Saturday.


In the final, on Sunday, Canada will play against the team of Switzerland, who beat the HC Davos 8-3.


The maple leaf has started the last twenty ahead 3-2. Zach Boychuk has provided an insurance goal with less than five minutes to dial, and then Maxim Noreau has scored in a empty net.


David McIntyre, Jay McClement and Cody Goloubef were the other goalscorers for the winners. McIntyre has made it 1-0 after four minutes of play.


The former of the CH Maxim Lapierre got three assists, while Kevin Poulin made 26 saves.


“We had a better start to the meeting than in past games, we should publish more of trust, said Norris. I think we are getting used to the altitude. The transition has not been easy for everyone, and there is also the ice rink olympic-sized.


“We don’t want to make excuses, but it’s still in the back of our heads. I think it was better at this level today. “


Lukas Cingel, Michal Dragoun, responded for the Czechs. The goalie Patrik Rybar stopped 23 shots.


“We expected a tight match, has recognized Canada’s head coach, Willie Desjardins. We thought we may have an advantage in terms of energy as they had played a game more. But they may be surprised by their intensity. It is a good team. “


Canada has won the last two editions of the Spengler cup. The country is in search of a 15th triumph, which would equal a record.


Hockey Canada takes this tournament as a final opportunity to evaluate players who might be selected within the training that will participate in the olympic Games to Pyeongchang in February.