Canada blown out at Spengler Cup
|Team Canada's goalkeeper Jake Allen (L) tries to defend as Robbie Earl of HC Davos shoots to score a goal during their game at the Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Canada was bounced to the quarterfinal round at the Spengler Cup with an 8-1 loss to host HC Davos Wednesday in Switzerland.
The Canadian team, made up primarily of players from European teams, will meet EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams Thursday with the winner moving into the semifinals Friday.
Two days after opening the annual six-team tourney with a 7-1 win over Czech team Vitkovice Steel, Canada was blown out by Davos. Canada trailed 2-1 after two periods before Davos racked up a six-pack in the third.
Petr Sykora scored three times for Davos while Peter Sejna had a pair of goals. Ex-Toronto Maple Leafs forward Robbie Earl, Pavel Brendl and Dario Burgler also scored for the Swiss team.
Pascal Pelletier scored Canada's only goal.
Canadian goalie Jake Allen made 31 saves while Davos netminder Reto Berra made 44 stops.