Game Report 1707 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 12, 2017
GAME NOTES: U.S. EDGES WEST IN THRILLER TO CLOSE PRELIMS AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Jack Dugan poked in a loose puck with 32.7 seconds remaining, giving the United States a narrow 2-1 win over Canada West in the preliminary-round finale Tuesday at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The win means the U.S. will face Switzerland in the first quarter-final Wednesday (3:30 p.m. AT), followed by West meeting East in an all-Canadian medal round match-up (7:30 p.m. AT). With overtime looming, Dugan found the puck laying in the crease after a shot from Paul Cotter had squeezed under the arm of Canadian goaltender Zach Rose. The winning goal capped arguably the best game of the tournament thus far, with more than 2,500 fans at the RECC treated to an end-to-end classic between the only two teams to ever win WJAC gold that was short on offence but not on excitement. A fast-paced and physical first period failed to produce a goal, with West holding an 11-8 advantage in shots. The Americans struck first just past the three-minute mark of the second period when a Clayton Phillips shot banked off the skate of Graham Slaggert and right to Cole Guttman, who beat Rose for a 1-0 lead. But the advantage lasted just 35 seconds; Ross Armour finished a beautiful cross-ice feed from Angus Crookshank to pull the Canadians even. Rose and American counterpart Jake Kucharski took over from there, going save for save for close to 36 minutes until Dugan won it for the U.S. The game included only a single penalty, a hooking call on West defenceman Ryan O’Connell in the early minutes. It is just the second game in tournament history with one minor, joining the 2011 gold medal game between Canada East and Canada West.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada West
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kucharski, Jake
G30  Bischel, Ryan
  Krygier, Christian
  Blackmun, Chase
  St. Ivany, Jack
  Lillibridge, Graham
A Phillips, Clayton
A Drury, Jack
 10  Madden, Tyler
 11  Hentges, Sam
 12  Dugan, Jack
 14  Perbix, Nick
 15  Smith, Nathan
 16  McLaughlin, Blake
 17  Cotter, Paul
 18  Bushy, Brendan
 19  Guttman, Cole
 20  Hall, Curtis
 21  Steeves, Alex
C22  Slaggert, Graham
 23  Walker, Nolan
 24  Randl, Jack
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Rose, Zach
G31  Adamyk, Mitch
  Barton, Seth
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
A Tychonick, Jonny
  Lloyd, T.J.
  Kleiboer, Levi
  Crookshank, Angus
 10  de Jong, Ethan
 11  Budy, Brendan
 12  Blaisdell, Harrison
 14  Gaber, Riese
 15  Van Unen, Rylan
 16  Holloway, Dylan
A17  Stapley, Brett
C18  Turnbull, Carter
 19  Andonovski, Corey
 20  Armour, Ross
 22  Collin, Chrystopher
A23  Johnson, Kyle
 24  O’Connell, Ryan
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st24 2:00 Hooking 4:061 4:066:06
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd3:02  19-22-8            
3rd19:28  12-17            
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd3:37  20-9            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 1
CANADA WEST 0 / 0
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 0 min / 0 inf
CANADA WEST 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA WEST 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0112
CANADA WEST0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Kucharski (60:00) (W)117927/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Rose (59:45) (L)88925/0:003rd/19:45
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:37 PM
  -  End: 9:43 PM
  -  Attendance: 2500 
OFFICIALS
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LINESMEN:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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