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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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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