Davos sunk by Turku in Spengler Cup

Davos star Reto von Arx (yellow) attacks the Turku goal Keystone

Davos suffered a setback in their bid to win the Spengler Cup for the second year in succession when they lost 1-2 to the Finnish side, Turku.

This content was published on December 30, 2001 - 00:27

The team will now have to go and beat the tournament favourites, Team Canada, on Sunday to assure themselves of a place in Monday's final.

In a game of few chances, with both sides anxious not to make any mistakes, it was not until the third quarter of the match that the tie really began to open up.

By that stage Turku were already one goal to the good thanks to a strike by the former Vancouver star, Peter Schaefer, in the 38th minute.

The goal brought Arno Del Curto's side out of its shell, and following a series of attacks on the Finnish goal, the American Miller slotted home in the 41st minute after being played in by Josef Marha.

Larry Bohonos then missed two gilt-edged chances to put the home side ahead but was superbly foiled on both occasions by the reflexes of Norrena in the Turku goal.

Davos were left to rue those misses when Rob Shearer scored the winner in the 53rd minute.

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