Game Report 1438 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Date: Dec 18, 2015
GAME NOTES: U.S. BEATS CANADA EAST, WINS WJAC BRONZE DAVID BRIEN WHITBY, Ont. – Max Zimmer had two goals and an assist, and Rem Pitlick and Chase Pearson had a goal and two helpers each to pace the United States to a 7-1 win over Canada East on Friday, and a bronze medal at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The U.S. has now medalled at all nine of their appearances, winning six gold medals and three bronze. After outshooting Canada East 12-3 in the first period but settling for a scoreless draw after 20 minutes, the Americans started the second with a bang, striking twice in the first 90 seconds. Pitlick gathered in a rebound off Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) and beat the Canadian goaltender just 19 seconds into the period, and Zimmer made it 2-0 at 1:26, making his way to the slot before going five-hole on Point. Grant Jozefek crashed the net and capitalized on a rebound at 8:45 to make it 3-0, and Pearson buried his own second-chance opportunity on the power play at 13:04 to push the American lead to 4-0. Canada East got on the board before the second intermission when Tyler Rollo (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) stripped an American defender and fed Lucas Batt (Lewisporte, N.L./Carleton Place, CCHL), who was left alone in the low slot to beat U.S. netminder Kris Oldham. The Americans put the game out of reach in the third, scoring three times in less than four minutes. Callahan Burke took a stretch pass and beat Point with a top-corner shot at 8:59, Pecararo knocked in the 6-1 goal on a back-door set-up at 12:25, and Zimmer netted his second just 24 ticks after that to finish the scoring. The U.S. doubled up Canada East on the shot clock, finishing with a 36-18 advantage, and killed off the only two power-play chances the Canadians had. The Americans went 1-for-4 with the man advantage. It’s the second year in a row Canada East has lost in the bronze medal game; it fell 2-0 to Russia in last year’s third-place game in Kindersley, Sask.
Visiting Team: Canada East
Home Team: United States
CANADA EAST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Latinovich, Nicholas
  Grant, Owen
  Batt, Lucas
  Smith, Adam
  Topatigh, Derek
  Brown, Luc
  Wichers, Quinn
  Michaud, Édouard
 10  Cooper, Grant
 11  Dunn, Sam
 15  Dickinson, Josh
 16  Parker, Makail
 17  Murray, Brett
 18  Rollo, Tyler
 19  Jordan, Noah
 20  Cairns, Matt
 21  Kosack, Josh
 22  King, Sam
 23  Lawson, Geoff
 24  Sokay, Ben
 25  St. Pierre, Maxime
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st20 2:00 Tripping minor 4:321 4:3217:28
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 5:301 5:3016:30
2nd25 2:00 (auto) Handling the Puck minor 11:451 11:4510:15
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 16:291 16:295:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
2nd17 2:00 Slashing minor 6:151 6:1515:45
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 18:051 18:053:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST GoalsCANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd14:31  4-18            
                
                
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd:19  16-7-19            
2nd1:26  6-4-5            
2nd8:45  15-14-17            
2nd13:04 PP 21-17-6            
3rd8:59  11-16            
3rd12:25  19-7-16            
3rd12:49  6-12-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST0 / 2
UNITED STATES1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
UNITED STATES7 G + 13 A = 20 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST0101
UNITED STATES0437
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Point (60:00) (L)1211629/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Oldham (60:00) (W)321217/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Tyler Adair
Referee: Trevor Peluk
Linesman: Scott Wilson
Linesman: Dustin McCrank
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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