Game Report 1708 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 13, 2017
GAME NOTES: U.S. SMOTHERS SWISS, BOOKS SPOT IN SEMIS AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. - Tyler Madden and Curtis Hall provided the offence early, scoring first-period goals to help the United States to a 3-1 quarter-final win over Switzerland on Wednesday at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The Americans are back in the semifinals for the 11th time in as many appearances at the tournament; they will face off against Russia in the first semi on Thursday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT). While the U.S. had relied on offence to beat the Swiss in the quarters in each of the last two years - winning by a combined 16-1 - it was all about the defence this time, with Switzerland managing just 15 shots on goal. Madden was first onto the scoresheet, tapping in a perfect cross-crease pass from Sam Hentges at 12:25, and Hall parked himself in front and got a piece of a Graham Lillibridge point shot with 18 seconds left in the opening frame to make it 2-0 with a power-play goal. After the U.S. held a one-sided 17-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, both teams struggled to create offence in the second, recording just five shots apiece. Jeremi Gerber made good on an early opportunity for the Swiss, finishing a two-on-one with Kyen Sopa just 2:02 into the middle stanza to make it a one-goal game. Switzerland had its chances - including two early power plays in the third period - but couldn't find the equalizer, and Paul Cotter knocked in a feed from Lillibridge with 6:29 to go to give the U.S. breathing room. The loss sends the Swiss to the fifth-place game for the fourth year in a row. They will take on the loser of the all-Canadian quarter-final between East and West on Friday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: United States
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Hollenstein, Luca Jan
  Wüest, Simon
  Anex, Guillaume
  Kiener, Luca
  Matewa, Lucas
  Tanner, Ramon
  Henauer, Mika
 10  Aebischer, David
 11  Gerber, Jeremi
 12  Dopfner, Andreas
 13  Verboon, Matthew
 15  Vouardoux, Loic
 16  De Nisco, Luca
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 21  Mettler, Julian
 23  Weibel, Keijo
 24  Vouillamoz, Mathieu
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Sopa, Kyen
 28  Wetter, Gian-Marco
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping 18:481 18:4819:42
2nd2:00 Hit to the Head 6:111 6:118:11
2nd10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 6:11  6:1118:11
2nd28 2:00 Hooking 19:241 19:241:24
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 18:221 18:2220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kucharski, Jake
G30  Bischel, Ryan
  Krygier, Christian
  Blackmun, Chase
  St. Ivany, Jack
  Lillibridge, Graham
  Phillips, Clayton
  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
 22  Slaggert, Graham
 23  Walker, Nolan
 24  Randl, Jack
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd20 2:00 Kneeing 15:301 15:3017:30
3rd2:00 Hooking 2:491 2:494:49
3rd12 2:00 Slashing 6:451 6:458:45
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd2:02  11-27-10            
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:25  10-11-21            
1st19:42 PP 20-7-16            
3rd13:31  17-7-6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 0 / 3
UNITED STATES 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 18 min / 5 inf
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0101
UNITED STATES2013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Schmid (60:00) (L)156425/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Bischel (60:00) (W)54514/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:37 PM
  -  End: 5:40 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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