Canada wins 3rd straight Spengler Cup

Team Canada has pulled off the three-peat.

The Great White North won its third consecutive title at the Spengler Cup Sunday, defeating Team Switzerland 3-0 in the final round.

Zach Boychuk, Maxim Noreau, and David McIntyre provided the offense for Canada, while netminder Kevin Poulin turned aside 36 shots for the shutout.

A typically under-the-radar tournament, this year's entry was used as a tool to help Canada construct its lineup for the upcoming Winter Olympics.

With NHL players not participating in Pyeongchang, Team Canada will be made up of minor-league pros and those toiling in Europe, many of whom competed on this year's Spengler Cup squad.

One player who made an impression was Noreau, who led Team Canada in scoring, as he picked up a goal and four assists through four games, including two points Sunday. The former member of the Minnesota Wild currently plays for SC Bern of the Swiss National League.

Canada wins 3rd straight Spengler Cup
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