Game Report 1433 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Cobourg Community Centre
Date: Dec 16, 2015
GAME NOTES: BIG SECOND PERIOD LEADS U.S. PAST SWISS, INTO WJAC SEMIFINALS JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Collin Peters scored twice, and Josh Wilkins had a goal and two assists, all in a five-goal second period, to help the United States beat Switzerland 7-1 in quarter-final action Wednesday at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The Americans are into the semifinals for the ninth time in as many appearances at the tournament, and will travel to Whitby, Ont., to take on Russia on Thursday night (7 p.m. ET). Ross Colton added two goals of his own for the U.S., and Max Zimmer and Callahan Burke also scored. Grant Jozefek was the only other multiple-point-getter, recording two assists in the victory. After getting shutout by Russia in their preliminary round finale Tuesday, the Swiss wasted no time getting on the board against the Americans; Lee Roberts was the recipient of a fortuitous bounce off the end boards, beating U.S. goaltender Ryan Bednard just 3:14 in. The Americans pulled even midway through the opening frame when Colton snuck in behind the Swiss defence, took a pass from Carson Meyer and snapped a quick shot past Matteo Ritz. It was all U.S. from the drop of the puck in the second period; the Americans held a massive 22-1 advantage in shots on goal in the middle frame, and put five pucks past Ritz to take control. Peters got the goal barrage started 2:36 in, burying a shot behind Ritz from the slot for the first U.S. lead. Zimmer made it a two-goal advantage at 5:02, converting a feed from behind the net from Chase Pearson, and Wilkins went to the backhand on a shorthanded breakaway 56 seconds after that to make it 3-1. Peters scored his second of the period at 11:27 when his shot found its way through traffic and past Ritz right off the face-off, and Colton tapped in a power-play goal at 14:40 to finish a busy stanza for the Americans. The one shot by the Swiss set a tournament record for fewest by one team in a single period. Burke scored the lone goal in the third period to provide the final margin of victory. The U.S. finished with a 41-18 advantage in shots on goal. With the loss, the Swiss drop to the fifth-place game for the second year in a row; they will face the Czech Republic on Friday night at the Cobourg Community Centre (7 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: United States
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Wüthrich, Philip
G30  Ritz, Matteo
  Öjdemark, Victor
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Suter, Kaj
  Egli, Dominik
  Berni, Fabian
 10  Oehen, Cyril
 11  Volejnicek, Dominik
 12  Roberts, Lee
 14  Stadler, Livio
 15  Steinmann , Fabian
 17  Miranda, Marco
 18  Lerch, Yannick
 19  Simic, Axel
 20  Geisser, Tobias
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 25  Eggenberger, Nando
 26  Heim, André
 27  Riva, Elia
 28  Rüegsegger, Stefan
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st23 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:51  5:5116:09
1st15 2:00 Tripping minor 17:321 17:324:28
1st17 2:00 Slashing minor 19:171 19:172:43
2nd2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 13:471 13:478:13
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 15:091 15:096:51
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:331 14:337:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Bednard, Ryan
G30  Oldham, Kris
  Ahcan, Jack
  Marino, John
  Zuhlsdorf, Ryan
  Zimmer, Max
  Ford, Keegan
  Reinke, Mitch
  Peeke, Andrew
 10  Laczynski, Tanner
 11  Burke, Callahan
 12  Young, Spenser
 14  Wilkins, Josh
 15  Jozefek, Grant
 16  Pitlick, Rem
 17  Peters, Collin
 18  Meyer, Carson
 19  Pecararo, Liam
 20  Wahlin, Jake
 21  Pearson, Chase
 22  Colton, Ross
 24  Knierim, William
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st15 2:00 Tripping minor 5:51  5:5116:09
1st24 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:381 11:3810:22
1st2:00 Slashing minor 14:311 14:317:29
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 5:021 5:0216:58
2nd17 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:091 19:092:51
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 5:441 5:4416:16
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 6:141 6:1415:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:14  12-11-9            
                
                
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:07  22-18-20            
2nd2:36  17-14-15            
2nd5:02  6-21-8            
2nd5:58 SH 14-15            
2nd11:27  17-14            
2nd14:40 PP 22-19-12            
3rd13:07  11-19-5            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND0 / 6
UNITED STATES1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES7 G + 12 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND1001
UNITED STATES1517
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Ritz (60:00) (L)1117735/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Bednard (60:00) (W)101819/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Peter Kostyk
Referee: Jonathan Alarie
Linesman: Justin Knaggs
Linesman: Adam Massaro
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.