Game Report 1709 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 13, 2017
GAME NOTES: ARMOUR PLAYS HERO, SENDS WEST TO WJAC SEMIS JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Ross Armour tied the game with 6:31 left and won it 42 seconds into overtime, sending Canada West into the semifinals at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge with a 4-3 quarter-final over Canada East on Wednesday night. The westerners will take on the Czech Republic in the second semifinal Thursday (7:30 p.m. AT). Less than a minute after the puck dropped to start the extra period, Armour stripped East defenceman Aidan Girduckis at centre ice and broke in alone before roofing a shot over the glove of goaltender Jett Alexander to finish the comeback he started. Carter Turnbull and Jacob Bernard-Docker had the other goals for West, which improved to 7-1 all-time against East and advanced to the semifinals for the 10th time in 12 years. Turnbull got the offence started just past the six-minute mark on the power play, one-timing a feed from Dylan Holloway through Alexander from the low slot for the lone goal of the first period. A fortuitous bounce doubled the lead early in the second; Bernard-Docker dumped the puck into the East zone from centre ice, only for it to bounce off the end boards, off Alexander and in for the 2-0 goal. But Derek Dicaire answered just 62 seconds later for East, taking a drop pass from Colton Kalezic and wiring a shot past West netminder Zach Rose to cut the deficit in half through 40 minutes. Nick Campoli tied the game on the power play at 2:31 of the third period, tucking a loose puck past Rose at the side of the net, and Jack McBain finished off a three-on-two by popping the water bottle just 21 seconds after that to put the easterners ahead for the first time. Armour forced overtime at 13:29, turning in the slot and finding room over the shoulder of Alexander for another man-advantage goal. West finished with a 37-21 edge in shots on goal. The loss drops Canada East into the fifth-place game against Switzerland on Friday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Canada West
Home Team: Canada East
CANADA WEST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Rose, Zach
G31  Adamyk, Mitch
  Barton, Seth
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
  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
 17  Stapley, Brett
 18  Turnbull, Carter
 19  Andonovski, Corey
 20  Armour, Ross
 22  Collin, Chrystopher
 23  Johnson, Kyle
   
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 High-Sticking 8:491 8:4910:49
1st15 2:00 Kneeing 14:201 14:2016:20
1st2:00 Roughing 15:04  15:0417:04
1st2:00 Roughing 17:141 17:1419:14
3rd19 2:00 Kneeing 2:031 2:032:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Battaglia, Noah
G31  Alexander, Jett
  Townend, Cade
  Snell, Mason
  Theocharidis, Tim
  Maziarz, Joey
  Kellenberger, Matthew
  Campoli, Nick
 10  Dicaire, Derek
 11  MacEachern, Connor
 12  Lowry, Mac
 14  Evans, Ben
 15  Doyle, Colin
 16  Tupker, Zachary
 17  Kalezic, Colton
 18  Romano, Anthony
 19  McBain, Jack
 20  Thibeault, Francis
 21  Johnston, Logan
 22  Clarke, Jeff
 23  Evans, Finn
 24  Girduckis, Aidan
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st23 2:00 Elbowing 3:081 3:085:08
1st24 2:00 Hooking 4:291 4:296:05
1st2:00 Roughing 15:04  15:0417:04
2nd20 2:00 Slashing 10:321 10:3212:32
2nd2:00 Slashing 16:541 16:5418:54
3rd15 2:00 Slashing 12:551 12:5513:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST GoalsCANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus)CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:05 PP 18-16-17            
2nd1:07  4-6            
3rd13:29 PP 20-10-2            
1st OT:42  20            
CANADA EAST GoalsCANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd2:09  10-17-31            
3rd2:31 PP 9-19-6            
3rd2:52  19-17-20            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST2 / 5
CANADA EAST1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST10 min / 5 inf
CANADA EAST12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
CANADA EAST3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA WEST11114
CANADA EAST01203
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Rose (60:42) (W)765018/0:001st OT/0:42
CAN-E - Alexander (60:42) (OTL)81311133/0:001st OT/0:42
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:37 PM
  -  End:9:51 PM
  -  Attendance:1270 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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