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Clark Helps Send Canada to Spengler Cup Final

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Clark Helps Send Canada to Spengler Cup Final

Winnipeg’s Kevin Clark continued his dominance in the 2019 Spengler Cup, picking up another two goals and an assist in a 6-0 rout of TPS Turku Monday morning from Valliant Arena in Davos, Switzerland.

Clark’s third-straight strong individual performance almost single-handedly helped the Canadian National Men’s Team to a fifth-consecutive placement in the Spengler Cup Final Tuesday morning against Czech team HC Trinec. Canadian goaltender Zach Fucale stopped all 19 shots he faced, while Czech backstops Rasmus Tirronen and Julius Pohjanoska combined to stop 25 of 31 Canadian shots.

Clark, a Winnipeg South Blues alum, collected the game’s first and last goal to go along with a third period assist, opening the scoring once again for Canada. Clark’s six goals and seven points in three games leads the tournament, pacing all scorers by three full points.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound 32-year-old Clark continued his Spengler Cup dominance scoring just 4:40 into the game, capitalizing on a loose puck following a Dustin Jeffrey chance, putting his fifth of the tournament past Tirronen on a Canadian man advantage.

After four more strikes from Team Canada, Clark assisted on a Kris Versteeg tally, before finding the twine once more, deflecting a Jeffrey shot past Pohjanoska, sealing the deal for Canada, 6-0, and sending the Canadians to the Gold Medal Game Tuesday morning. Puck drop from Switzerland goes at 5:00 AM central.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, coaching hockey is his favourite pastime. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com

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