Canada East defeats Switzerland 4-3

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Switzerland celebrates after scoring late in the second period.

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Canada East breaks out of the zone.

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In the third period Canada tries to clear the puck deep in their own end.

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Canada East and Switzerland met up for Game 6 of the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Valentin Luthi of Team Switzerland. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East's Blaine Byron and Mike Soucier look for a scoring opportunity on Swiss goalie Melvin Nyffeler. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East player Brent Norris stays ahead of the Switzerand player. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Swiss player Cedric Hachler and Jake Evans of Canada East. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East and Switzerland met up for Game 6 of the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth. Canada East won the game 4-3. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East celebrates a goal against Switzerland. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Justin Danforth of Canada East and Lukas Frick of Switzerland chase down the puck. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Justin Danforth, who had a goal in the game, knocks the puck away from Swiss player Lukas Frick. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East forward Ben Dalpe gets sandwiched in between two Swiss players. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Marly Quince of Canada East looks to try and tap the puck in. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Matt Buckles of Canada East, #19, looks to block the Swiss player from making a pass. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Marly Quince and Dalen Hedges leave a Switzerland player in their wake on this play. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Troy Josephs of Canada West eyes up Switzerland's Dean Kukan. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Defenceman Patrick McCarron carries the puck up the ice. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The Canada East bench with coaches Laurie Barron of Yarmouth and Greg Walters and Sheldon Keefe. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East player Blaine Byron gets some air in the celebration on this goal celebration. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Officials speak with the Swiss coaches following a delayed call for a Canada East goal. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Canada East goalie Charlie Finn. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Goalie Charlie Finn follows the play. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Game 6 of the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge Nov. 7 in Yarmouth

Canada East defeated Team Switzerland 4-3 during Game 6 of the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth.

The Swiss team scored with 56.2 seconds left to come within one goal and then pulled its goalie for the extra attacker on the ice but Canada East hung on for the win.

The victory means Canada East will face the Czech Republic in Thursday’s late quarter-final (7:30 p.m. AT), while the Swiss will take on Russia in the early quarter (4 p.m. AT).

 

HOCKEY CANADA GAME SUMMARY:

Dalen Hedges (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, CCHL) scored twice, including the game-winner in the second period, as Canada East picked up its first win of the 2012 World Junior A Challenge, 4-3 over Switzerland on Wednesday night.

Marly Quince (Sioux Lookout, Ont./Cornwall, CCHL) and Justin Danforth (Oshawa, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL) had the other goals for Canada East (1-1), who will play in a quarter-final for only the third time in seven World Junior A Challenge appearances; they won their pool and went straight to the semifinals in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Four Canadian players finished with multiple-point games – Hedges scored twice, Quince had a goal and an assist, and Brent Norris (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, CCHL) and Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ont./Kemptville, CCHL) had two helpers apiece.

Charlie Finn (North Vancouver, B.C./Kingston, OJHL) had 28 saves to earn the victory in goal for Canada East.

Valentin Luthi, Lukas Sieber and Luca Fazzini had the goals for Switzerland (0-2), which pulled to within a goal from a 4-1 deficit for the second night in a row, only to come up short.

The Swiss went winless in the preliminary round two years after winning their group when they made their tournament debut at the 2010 tournament in Penticton, B.C.

Melvin Nyffeler made his first appearance in the Swiss net, stopping 30 shots in a losing cause.

 

 

First Period Goals:

   09:00 SUI 15 Valentin Luthi (24 Remo Heitzmann, 16 Sandro Zangger) PP

   09:17 CAN E 11 Dalen Hedges (9 Brent Norris, 15 Marly Quince)

   13:15 CAN E 15 Marly Quince (18 Blaine Byron, 6 Patrick McCarron) PP

 

Penalties:

   07:43 CAN E 4 Thomas Welsh (Roughing)

   11:47 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Interference)

   11:54 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (10-Minute Misconduct)

   11:54 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (Checking from Behind)

Second Period Goals:

   08:12 CAN E 26 Justin Danforth (14 Mike Soucier, 18 Blaine Byron)

   08:50 CAN E 11 Dalen Hedges (15 Marly Quince, 9 Brent Norris)

   18:48 SUI 17 Lukas Sieber (10 Luca Fazzini)

 

Penalties:

   02:55 SUI 8 Lukas Frick (Tripping)

   10:26 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (Charging)

   13:34 CAN E 16 Troy Josephs (Holding)

Third Period Goals:

   19:03 SUI 10 Luca Fazzini (16 Sandro Zangger)

 

Penalties:

   None

Geographic location: Canada East, Switzerland, Yarmouth

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