If you got the chance to watch the Spengler Cup you would know that it had a different feel for the 91st edition.
With the Olympics so close, it felt like every move was put under the radar as everyone in the Spengler Cup has a much better chance of competing for their country in Pyeongchang. Up until the final buzzer, the players on each team had that extra gear like it was a Midget AAA tryout camp. Those second effort saves by Canadian Kevin Poulin in the finals looked like a rookie at an NHL camp. Every player from HPK and Riga to Team Switzerland and Canada put on a show for the ages and it’s a no brainer to any hockey fan why Davos packs that rink for every game.
The Canadians came on top of the Swiss 3-0 in the final despite being outshot 36 to 28. Zach Boychuk, Maxim Noreau and David McIntyre all found the back of the net for Canada. Seeing these two teams play and battle for 60 minutes has a little extra edge as Canada opens the Olympic tournament against Switzerland on February 15.
Can’t wait to see what the 92nd Spengler Cup has in store! THANK YOU DAVOS.