Game Report 1440 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 1, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA WHITE ERASES TWO-GOAL DEFICIT, BEATS CANADA BLACK AT U17S STACIE COUCH DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) scored the winner late in the third period as Canada White came from behind to beat Canada Black 5-3 in the opening game both at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Sunday afternoon. Vilardi parked himself in front of the net and redirected a Jarrod Gourley (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) point shot with just 3:56 left to give White the early advantage atop Group A. White dominated play in the first, but it was Black that found the back of the net in the opening period. After a trio of early penalty kills, Black got the first goal of the game at 16:33 on a five-on-three power play. Antoine Crete-Belzile (Quebec City, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and David Levin (North York, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) set up Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL), wasted no time on the 1-0 goal. Just 58 seconds later, Arnaud Durandeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) drained a shot from the hashmarks to give Black a two-goal lead ahead of the second period. White got on the board at 12:10 of the middle frame when James Hamblin (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) beat goaltender Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) from the point on the power play, with assists going to Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) and Owen Tippett. It pulled even with just over a minute left in the second; Robert Thomas (Aurora, Ont./London, OHL) found Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) in front, and the blue-liner snuck a shot over McGrath’s glove to send the game to the intermission even 2-2. The White power play looked to strike early in the third period, but is was Black that took the lead when Alex-Olivier Voyer (Sherbrooke, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) broke free and converted a shorthanded breakaway. The lead would last only 57 seconds, though; Hamblin made a beautiful cross-ice pass in close to Austen Keating (Guelph, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), who reached out and tipped it past McGrath to tie the game 3-3 at 8:47. Hamblin, the Canada White captain, found the empty net with 13 seconds left to cap the scoring. White will try to make it two in a row on Monday when it takes on the United States (2:30 p.m. MT), while Black meets the Czech Republic in the second game of the day at the Encana Events Centre (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada Black
Home Team: Canada White
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  McGrath, Jacob
  Chainey, Jocktan
  Crête-Belzile, Antoine
  Kneen, Nolan
  Krief, Alexander
  Davis, Hayden
  Jones, Ben
  Leschyshyn, Jake
  Veleno, Joseph
 10  Walford, Scott
 11  Gilmour, Brady
 12  Mattheos, Stelio
 14  Rasmussen, Michael
 16  Bowers, Shane
 17  Levin, David
 18  Strome, Matthew
 19  Paterson, Josh
 20  Holt, Dawson
 21  Voyer, Alex-Olivier
 22  Brahaney, Jakob
 23  Durandeau, Arnaud
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 0:481 0:481:12
1st22 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:581 8:5813:02
1st2:00 Tripping minor 13:021 13:028:58
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 4:231 4:2317:37
2nd18 2:00 Tripping minor 11:191 11:1910:41
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 12:291 12:299:31
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 1:131 1:130:47
3rd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:261 7:2614:34
3rd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 16:371 16:375:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Welsh, Matthew
  Bouchard, Evan
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Mitchell, Ian
  Groleau, Jérémy
  Mendel, Griffin
  Aucoin, Yan
  Meireles, Greg
 10  McLeod, Ryan
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Keating, Austen
 14  Struthers, Matthew
 15  Hamblin, James
 16  Davis, Brett
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Thomas, Robert
 19  Vilardi, Gabriel
 20  Ostir, Hayden
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Côté, Louis-Filip
 23  Roberts, Elijah
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Slashing minor 14:471 14:477:13
1st10 2:00 Tripping minor 16:221 16:225:38
2nd17 2:00 Roughing minor 2:031 2:0319:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK Goals CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:33 PP 12-3-17            
1st17:31 PP 23-11-9            
3rd7:50 SH 21-6            
                
                
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd12:10 PP 15-17-21            
2nd18:39  4-18-16            
3rd8:47 PP 12-15-21            
3rd16:04  19-3            
3rd19:47  15            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA BLACK 2 / 3
CANADA WHITE 2 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK 18 min / 9 inf
CANADA WHITE 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
CANADA WHITE 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA BLACK2013
CANADA WHITE0235
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
BLK - McGrath (59:06) (L)1011526/0:003rd/19:06
BLK - McGrath (0:13) (L)0011/19:473rd/20:00
WHT - Welsh (60:00) (W)89926/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:30 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.