Canada reaches the 2019 Spengler Cup Final

Zach Fucale (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is in the 2019 Spengler Cup Final. On Monday from Davos, Switzerland, Canada defeated TPS Turku of Finland 6-0 in the first of two semifinals.

It was a masterful performance of goaltending by Canadian goaltender Zach Fucale of Rosemere, Quebec. Fucale made 19 saves for the shutout.

Kevin Clark of Winnipeg, Manitoba led Team Canada with three points. He had two goals and one assist. Other Canadians with a multi-point game were Chris DiDomenico of Woodbridge, Ontario (one goal and one assist), Eric Faille of Lachine, Quebec (one goal and one assist), and Dustin Jeffrey of Sarnia, Ontario (two assists). Other Canadians with a goal were Paul Postma of Red Deer, Alberta and Chris DiDomenico of Toronto, Ontario.

In the final, Canada will play HC Ocelari Trinec of the Czech Republic on New Year’s Eve Day. Canada defeated HC Ocelari Trinec 4-1 to open the tournament on Boxing Day. That has been the only loss for HC Ocelari Trinec since the tournament began. On Monday, HC Ocelari Trinec defeated HC Ambri-Piotta of Switzerland 3-2 in the other semifinal. That was also HC Ambri-Piotta’s first loss in the entire tournament, but it came at the wrong time, as it was the knockout semifinal. Canada has won the Spengler Cup in three of the last four years.


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