Game Report 2176 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 4, 2018
GAME NOTES: WHITE EDGES BLACK IN OT CLASSIC AT U17 CHALLENGE JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) needed just 35 seconds of overtime to be the hero, giving Canada White a 5-4 extra-time win over Canada Black in a thriller Sunday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. McClennon picked up a loose puck at the offensive blue-line and cut towards the middle of the ice before going back across his body and beating Black goaltender Joe Vrbetic (Dunvegan, Ont./Powassan, NOJHL) low to the stick side. The game went back and forth from the first drop of the puck, with White holding 1-0 and 2-1 advantages before Black went ahead 3-2 and 4-3. It’s the fourth time in five all-time meetings White has beaten its Canadian rivals. Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) was the offensive leader for White, scoring once and adding three assists, while Jérémie Poirier (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) – one of four Saint John Sea Dogs on the Canadian rosters – had a pair of goals. Poirier was first onto the scoresheet, sneaking in to the back door and tapping in a feed from Perfetti, but Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) got Black even with a shorthanded goal just over two minutes later, knocking in a saucer pass from Daemon Hunt (Brandon, Man,/Moose Jaw, WHL) to make it 1-1. Perfetti restored the White lead late in the opening frame, racing down the right wing and snapping a quick shot to the far side on Vrbetic. Black took its first lead with a pair of early goals in the second period. Will Cuylle (Toronto, Ont./Windsor, OHL) tied the game at 1:12, scoring from in close, before Josh Lawrence (Fredericton, N.B./Saint John, QMJHL) finished a tic-tac-toe set-up from Tyler Tullio (Lakeshore, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and James Hardie (Innisfil, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) for a 3-2 advantage at 2:58. Poirier got the game back on even terms nine minutes into the middle frame, tapping in another pass from Perfetti to send the teams to the intermission even at 3-3. Spencer Smith (St. Catharines, Ont./Buffalo, OJHL) gave Black another lead just 3:29 into the third period, but Théo Rochette (Donnacona, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) went off the post, off Vrbetic and in four minutes after that to make it 4-4 and eventually force the extra period. White netminder Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Brantford, OJHL) was the story of the final frame, making 13 of his 27 saves to help get the game to overtime. Canada White returns to the ice at Harbour Station on Monday night when it takes on the United States (7:30 p.m. AT), while Canada Black looks to bounce back earlier in the day against the Czech Republic (3:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Canada Black
Home Team: Canada White
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Bjorklund, Garin
G31  Vrbetic, Joe
  Hunt, Daemon
  de la Gorgendiere, Aidan
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Terry, Zack
  Sebrango, Donovan
  Smith, Spencer
 10  Valade, Reid
 11  Lawrence, Josh
 12  Foudy, Jean-Luc
 14  Finley, Jack
 15  Crnkovic, Kyle
 16  Beaudoin, Charles
 17  Wiesblatt, Ozzy
 18  Cuylle, Will
 19  Byfield, Quinton
 20  O'Rourke, Ryan
 21  Helliwell, Ryan
 22  Hardie, James
 23  Roy, Pier-Olivier
 24  Tullio, Tyler
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Boarding 10:081 10:08
1st14 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 10:08  10:44
2nd17 2:00 Charging 7:391 7:39
2nd2:00 Tripping 11:031 9:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lennox, Tristan
G31  Cossa, Sebastian
  Power, Owen
  Renwick, Michael
  DesRoches, Charlie
  Poirier, Jérémie
  Prokop, Luke
  Evangelista, Luke
  Seeley, Ronan
 10  Rochette, Théo
 12  Veillette, William
 14  Butler, Cameron
 15  McClennon, Connor
 16  Robinson, Dylan
 17  Bourgault, Xavier
 18  Piercey, Riley
 19  Neighbours, Jake
 20  Tolnai, Cameron
 21  Perfetti, Cole
 22  Bourque, Mavrik
 23  Ambrosio, Colby
 24  Moore, Lleyton
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd24 2:00 Slashing 18:171 18:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK Goals CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:44 SH 19-2            
2nd1:12  18-12-20            
2nd2:58  11-24-22            
3rd3:29  8-10            
                
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:22  5-21            
1st16:10  21-19            
2nd9:01  5-21-1            
3rd7:36  10-15-23            
1st OT:35  15-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA BLACK 0 / 1
CANADA WHITE 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK 16 min / 4 inf
CANADA WHITE 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CANADA WHITE 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA BLACK12104
CANADA WHITE21115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN-B - Vrbetic (60:35) (OTL)7133023/0:001st OT/0:35
CAN-W - Lennox (60:35) (W)8613027/0:001st OT/0:35
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:07 PM
  -  End: 6:14 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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