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Channel One Cup Recap: Canada 3, Sweden 1

Gormley, O’Dell, Genoway provided the offence as Canada downed Sweden for its first win in Moscow

December 17, 2021


MOSCOW, Russia – Three different skaters scored and six players recorded assists for Canada’s National Men’s Team as it downed Sweden 3-1 on Friday afternoon at the 2021 Channel One Cup at CSKA Arena.

• Brandon Gormley (Murray River, P.E.I./Dinamo Riga, KHL), Eric O’Dell (Ottawa/Dynamo Moscow, KHL) and Chay Genoway (Morden, Man./Byrnas IF, SHL) provided the offence.
• Josh Currie (Charlottetown, P.E.I./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL), Morgan Ellis (Ellerslie, P.E.I./Eisbären Berlin, DEL), Tyler Graovac (Brampton, Ont./Dinamo Minsk, KHL), Corban Knight (Oliver, B.C./Avangard Omsk, KHL), Mat Robinson (Calgary/SKA St. Petersburg, KHL), Adam Tambellini (Edmonton, Alta./Rögle BK, SHL) chipped in with one assist each.
• Edward Pasquale (Toronto/Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) made 26 saves.
• Canada outshot Sweden 28-27.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Finland – Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT

“I thought we played very well in the second half of today’s game. You can really see our group coming together despite not having a lot of time to play or practice as a team. It is always difficult to come together and be able to play as well as you know you are capable of in the first game, but we are starting to see a lot of progress, and we are happy with our performance and the win.”
General manager and assistant coach Shane Doan (Halkirk, Alta./Arizona, NHL) on the team’s first win

“We played with a lot of grit today, and played a good, Canadian-style game that we can be proud of. It was nice to be able to get the win, but now we need to shift our focus to tomorrow’s game against Finland. We know we are going up against a strong opponent, but we want to end the tournament with our best game and hopefully we can finish with another win.”
Ryan Spooner (Ottawa/Avtomobilist Yekaterinberg, KHL) on the win and playing against Finland

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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