Team Canada wrapped up 2019 by winning one of the most prestigious hockey tournaments on the planet. In a complete, dominant performance, Team Canada came through with a convincing 4-0 win over HC Ocelari Trinec of the Czech Republic in the championship final of the Spengler Cup from Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.
It was once again a perfect performance by Canadian goaltender Zach Fucale of Rosemere, Quebec. Fucale had 26 saves for the shutout. Fucale also registered a shutout in the semifinal as well in a 6-0 Canada win over Finland’s TPS Turku.
Three players on Team Canada had multi-point games. Centre Dustin Jeffrey of Sarnia, Ontario had two goals and one assist for three points, including the game winning goal at 9:02 of the second period on the power play. Defenseman Maxim Noreau of Montreal, Quebec had three assists and winger Kris Versteeg of Lethbridge, Alberta had one goal and one assist for two points. The other Canadian goal scorer was defenseman Ian Mitchell of Calahoo, Alberta.
Canada has now won the Spengler Cup in four of the last five years. They were also able to regroup nicely after Finland’s KalPa Kuopio won in 2018. With the win, Team Canada has now won the most Spengler Cups with 16. HC Davos is second on the list with 15 titles.