Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two-Time Defending Champion Canada Beats Mountfield HK 5-2 in Spengler Cup Semi

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two-Time Defending Champion Canada Beats Mountfield HK 5-2 in Spengler Cup Semi

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Canada beats Mountfield HK at Spengler Cup

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DAVOS, Switzerland - Zach Boychuk scored a late power-play goal and Maxim Noreau added an empty-netter as Canada defeated Mountfield HK 5-2 in semifinal play Saturday at the Spengler Cup.

Canada will go for its third straight Spengler Cup title on Sunday against Switzerland at Vaillant Arena.

David McIntyre, Jay McClement and Cody Goloubef had the other Canadian goals. Maxim Lapierre had three assists and goaltender Kevin Poulin made 26 saves.

"We came out better than the last couple games, we had a lot more confidence," Noreau said. "I think the guys are catching their wind up here at the altitude. It's been a tough transition for a lot of guys and (there's) the big ice.

"We've tried not to make a lot of excuses but it's always at the back of your mind. So I think today was a lot better. …

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