World Juniors and Spengler Cup Recap for December 27, 2012

WORLD JUNIORS

Game 5: Switzerland vs. Latvia

Nikolajs Jelisejevs would put Latvia on the board first at 2:45 of the first period while on the powerplay. Christoph Bertschy would tie the game up for the Swiss at 14:14, and Mike Kunzle would give them the lead at 18:27. Lukas Balmelli would make the score 3-1 Swiss at 1:07 of the second. Arturs Sevcenko could cut the score to 3-2 for Latvia at 3:36, but it was all Switzerland from there. Sven Andrighetto would make it 4-2 Swiss while shorthanded at 11:39, and then Zangger makes it 5-2 at 14:08. In the third, Kunzle makes it 6-2 at 13:04 while on the powerplay, and finally Alessio Bertaggia makes it 7-2 at 17:33. Final shots were 39-23 in favor of Switzerland.

Game 6: United States vs. Germany

Just 19 seconds into the game, Sean Kuraly puts the Americans on the board. At 8:30, Jacob Trouba makes it 2-0. At 9:54, Alex Galchenyuk makes it 3-0. Riley Barber makes it 4-0 at just 14 seconds into the second. Shayne Gostisbehere makes it 5-0 at 6:33 while on the powerplay. Ryan Hartman makes it 6-0 at 7:55. JT Miller makes it 7-0 at 8:36 of the third, and Seth Jones rounds out the scoring at 10:32, to ultimately make the final score 8-0 for the Americans. Final shots were 46-26 USA.

SPENGLER CUP

Game 3: Vitkovice vs. Ufa

Vitkovice would get on the board first, putting up 2 goals in the process, both by Rudolf Huna. The first came at 6:17 of the first, and then again at 10:00. Sergei Zinovyev would put Ufa on the board at 14:40. Ondrej Roman would put Vitkovice up 3-1 at 1:12 of the second, while Igor Mirnov would cut the score to 3-2 at 3:56. Vladimir Svacina would put Vitkovice up 4-2 at 6:43. Zinovyev would cut the score to 4-3 at 14:09. Nikita Filatov would tie the game up for Ufa by banging one home 36 seconds into the third period. Overtime was need and Kirill Koltsov would score the winning goal for Ufa just 12 seconds into the extra frame. Ufa comes from behind to defeat Vitkovice 5-4 in overtime. Final shots were 33-25 in favor of Ufa.

Game 4: Davos vs. Canada

John Tavares would put Canada on the board first at 9:16 of the first, scoring on the powerplay. Ryan Smyth would bring it up to 2-0 Canada at 10:01. Byron Ritchie would bring the score up to 3-0 while shorthanded at 5:02 of the second. He would add another at 12:23 while on the powerplay. Jason Williams would finish off the scoring at 14:01 of the third period to make the final score read as 5-0 Canada over Davos. Final shots were 41-25 in favor of Canada.