Kevin Clark’s hat trick leads Canada past HC Ocelari Trinec at Spengler Cup

Kevin Clark had a hat trick as the Canadian men’s team opened the 2019 Spengler Cup with a 4-1 win over HC Ocelari Trinec on Thursday.

Kris Versteeg also scored while Zachary Fucale made 27 saves for Canada (1-0-0). 

Aron Chmielewski was the lone skater to beat Fucale for Trinec (0-1-0) — a top-tier club team from the Czech Republic.

Petr Kvaca stopped 33-of-36 shots in defeat.

Canada went 2 for 6 on the power play while Trinec failed to score on two chances with the man advantage.

WATCH | Backed by Kevin Clark, Canada wins Spengler Cup opener:

Kevin Clark scored three goals and Zach Fucale made an unbelievable save as Canada got off to a winning start at the Spengler Cup. 1:35

Versteeg opened the scoring at 5:45 of the first period while on a power play.

Clark, who plays for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the Swiss-A league, made it 2-0 with another goal while on the man advantage 2:06 into the second, then added another at 6:59.

WATCH | Zach Fucale makes spectacular save at Spengler Cup:

Zach Fucale somehow gets his arm on a puck he has no business touching never mind stopping for a fantastic save at the Spengler Cup. 1:05

Chmielewski cut the lead to 3-1 at 8:32 the second only for Clark to cap his hat trick with an empty-net goal late in the third.

Canada’s next game goes Saturday against HC Davos.

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