Game Report 1450 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 3, 2015
GAME NOTES: U.S. CONTINUES TO ROLL AT U17S, BEATS BLACK FOR PERFECT PRELIMINARY ROUND STACIE COUCH DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Brady Tkachuk netted a pair of goals, and added an assist, to lead the United States to a dominating 6-1 victory over Canada Black on Tuesday night in its final preliminary game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge at the Encana Events Centre. The U.S. was the only team in either group to earn three regulation-time wins, and it outscored its opponents 19-7; the Americans have scored at least six goals in 10 consecutive round-robin games, dating back to 2013. Needing a win to lock up second place in the group Canada Black couldn’t generate anything offensively in the first period, getting outshot 17-3 by the U.S. in the opening 20 minutes. It made two of those count; Tkachuk opened the scoring by banging in a loose puck at the side of the Black net just past the seven-minute mark, and Nate Knoepke found Reedy with a cross-ice feed for the 2-0 goal just under three minutes later. The Americans took advantage of a five-on-three advantage midway through the second period, converting on both halves. Reedy fed Josh Norris for a backdoor tap-in at 11:20, and David Farrance beat Canadian netminder Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) with a point shot at 12:42 for a 4-0 lead. Canada Black finally got on the board 15 minutes into the middle frame when Michael Rasmussen (South Surrey, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) went cross-ice and found Alex-Olivier Voyer (Sherbrooke, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL), who beat U.S. goaltender Dylan St. Cyr. Randy Hernandez restored the four-goal advantage before the end of the period, going up and over McGrath’s shoulder to make it a 5-1 game through two. Tkachuk opened the scoring in the first and closed it in the third, taking a backhand pass from Reedy and burying it past McGrath to ensure the Americans reached the half-dozen-goal mark once again. The U.S. finished with a sizeable 30-18 advantage in shots on goal. Quarter-final Thursday will see the United States take on Sweden in Dawson Creek (2:30 p.m. MT), while Canada Black will travel to Fort St. John for an all-Canadian match-up with Canada Red (2:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada Black
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G33  St. Cyr, Dylan
 34  Cassetti, Joey
 37  Tkachuk, Brady
 38  Slaggert, Graham
 39  Norris, Josh
 41  Maniscalco, Josh
 42  Dhooghe, Sean
 43  Hughes, Quinn
 44  Hutsko, Logan
 45  Knoepke, Nate
 46  Mismash, Grant
 48  Miller, Tommy
 49  Hernández, Randy
 51  Farrance, David
 52  Tortora, Jacob
 53  Barratt, Evan
 55  Kemp, Phil
 56  Gildon, Max
 57  Reedy, Scott
 58  Chmelevski, Sasha
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st49 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 17:201 17:204:40
2nd55 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 4:131 4:1317:47
2nd52 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 6:251 6:2515:35
2nd52 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 6:25  6:253:35
3rd44 2:00 Tripping minor 12:471 12:479:13
3rd41 2:00 Roughing minor 13:59  13:598:01
3rd42 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 19:43  19:432:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  McGrath, Jacob
  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Tripping minor 12:171 12:179:43
2nd21 2:00 Slashing minor 0:241 0:241:36
2nd18 2:00 Roughing minor 10:381 10:3811:22
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 10:521 10:5211:08
3rd22 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 9:441 9:4412:16
3rd20 2:00 Roughing minor 13:59  13:598:01
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 19:43  19:432:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:13  37-53-41            
1st9:58  57-45-37            
2nd11:20 PP 39-57-43            
2nd12:42 PP 51-55-58            
2nd18:42  49-34-51            
3rd7:28  37-57-53            
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd15:23  21-14-8            
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES2 / 5
CANADA BLACK0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES22 min / 7 inf
CANADA BLACK14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES6 G + 12 A = 18 Pts
CANADA BLACK1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES2316
CANADA BLACK0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - St. Cyr (60:00) (W)38617/0:003rd/20:00
BLK - McGrath (60:00) (L)144624/0:003rd/20:00
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  -  Start:9:00 PM
  -  End:9:00 PM
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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