Game Report 1461 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 7, 2015
GAME NOTES: TIPPETT NETS A HAT TRICK TO LEAD CANADA WHITE TO GOLD STACIE COUCH DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) scored a hat trick to lead the offence as Canada White topped Russia 6-2 on Saturday night to win the gold medal at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. It’s the first time a Canadian team has won the top prize since Ontario in 2011, prior to the start of the three-team national team format that came into existence last year. Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) and Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL) had a goal and an assist apiece in the win, while Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 21 saves. With a near-capacity crowd at the Encana Events Centre behind them, the Canadians jumped to an early lead; Tippett picked up a loose puck before beating Russian goaltender Maxim Zhukov just 1:26 in, The Russians wasted no time answering back, scoring a pair of goals before the end of the period. Andrei Svechnikov beat Scott through a screen to tie the game at 3:02, and Ivan Chekhovich knocked the rebound of a Danila Galeniuk shot past the White netminder at 6:38 to give the Russians their first lead. It would be all Canada White in the second period, starting with Tippett’s second goal of the game just 33 seconds into the middle frame, taking a feed from Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and going five-hole on Zhukov. Vilardi added the eventual game-winner at 2:56, burying an Anderson-Dolan rebound, and Anderson-Dolan beat Zhukov just seconds after a White power play ended at 17:06 to give the Canadians some breathing room after 40 minutes. The Canadians outshot Russia 15-5 in the decisive second period, and 31-23 overall. Tippett finished his hat trick on the power play 3:23 into the third period, ripping a one-timer off a set-up from Mitchell, and Matthew Struthers (Milton, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) capped the scoring shorthanded with 7:45 to go. Following the game, Tippett and Canada White defenceman Evan Bouchard (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) were named to the tournament all-star team, along with Canada Red forward Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL).
Visiting Team: Canada White
Home Team: Russia
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Scott, Ian
  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 16:311 16:315:29
2nd16 2:00 Roughing minor 6:041 6:0415:56
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 2:22  2:2219:38
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 11:011 11:0110:59
3rd11 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 15:14  15:146:46
3rd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 17:531 17:534:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Akhmetov, Arseni
G30  Zhukov, Maxim
  Rodionychev, Dmitri
  Galeniuk, Danila
  Alexeev, Aleksander
  Kazamanov, Vladislav
  Rubinchik, Mark
  Demin, Pavel
  Bitsadze, Mikhail
 10  Lipanov, Alexey
 12  Alekseev, Yaroslav
 13  Statsenko, Alexey
 14  Svechnikov, Andrei
 15  Zenchikov, Igor
 16  Zaplatnikov, Yegor
 17  Slepets, Kirill
 18  Samorukov, Dmitri
 19  Chekhovich, Ivan
 24  Kostin, Klim
 25  Kovalenko, Nikolai
 27  Marushev, Maxim
 28  Osin, Aleksander
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:021 7:0214:58
1st18 2:00 (auto) Clipping minor 19:571 19:572:03
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 15:061 15:066:54
3rd24 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 1:451 1:450:15
3rd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 2:581 2:5819:02
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 15:14  15:146:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:26  21-5            
2nd:33 PP 21-4-12            
2nd2:56  19-11-16            
2nd17:06  11            
3rd3:23 PP 21-4-19            
3rd12:15 SH 14-17            
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:02  14-12            
1st6:38  19-3            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WHITE2 / 5
RUSSIA0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE12 min / 6 inf
RUSSIA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
RUSSIA2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WHITE1326
RUSSIA2002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WHT - Scott (60:00) (W)95721/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Zhukov (22:56) (L)8109/0:002nd/2:56
RUS - Akhmetov (17:04) 011516/2:563rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:30 PM
  -  End:9:30 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.