Canada’s chances of winning the 2014 Deutschland Cup evaporated in the final minute as Switzerland took home the 2-1 victory.
Switzerland got the only goal of the first period 11 minutes in. Canada was the much better team in the first, dominating the shot total 17-7 after twenty minutes of play, but it would be Switzerland’s Samuel Walser who would grab the first goal. Walser, a forward with HC Davos in the NLA in Switzerland, isn’t known for his great scoring ability, but his good defensive play allowed him to go to the other end and beat Chris Mason for the go-ahead goal.
Canada would tie the game back up with some help from some former AHLer’s. Zach Hamill got Canada back in the game after receiving a pass from Liam Reddox in front.
What Canada didn’t know was that was actually the last goal they would score during the game. A goal by Dino Wieser in the final minute of the game allowed the Swiss to take the 2-1 victory, handing Canada their second straight loss of the tournament. Canada will take on the first place German squad tomorrow, who are looking to secure the championship gold, while Switzerland can stay alive with a victory over Slovakia.
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