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Canada blows late lead in semifinal loss to HC Dynamo Pardubice at Spengler Cup

By The Canadian Press on December 30, 2023.

Canada's goalkeeper Aaron Dell and Canada's Corban Knight against Pardubice's Lukas Sedlak during the game between HC Dynamo Pardubice and Team Canada, at the 95th Spengler Cup ice hockey tournament in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Keystone via AP-Melanie Duchene

DAVOS, Switzerland – Canada was eliminated at the Spengler Cup on Saturday after giving up three late goals in a 4-3 semifinal loss to HC Dynamo Pardubice.

Lukas Radil made it a one-goal game with 3:56 left in the third period. Martin Kaut tied it for HC Dynamo Pardubice with 85 seconds left in regulation and Patrik Poulicek added the game-winner with 33 seconds remaining.

HC Dynamo Pardubice will face HC Davos in Sunday’s final. The host team beat Frolunda HC 4-3 in the early semifinal.

Derek Grant scored twice for Canada and Jonathan Hazen added a single.

The Spengler Cup is an annual club hockey tournament among European teams and a squad of Canadian professionals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2023.

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