Game Report 2180 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 5, 2018
GAME NOTES: MCCLENNON MASTERFUL AS WHITE TOPS U.S. FOR U17 WIN JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) did it all, scoring a hat trick and adding two assists to lead Canada White to a 5-2 win over the United States on Monday night at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. McClennon had a goal in each period, scoring on the power play in the first, at even strength in the second and shorthanded in the third to help hand the Americans their most lopsided preliminary-round loss since a 4-1 defeat to Quebec in 2004. The first period was all about the power play for White, and it started early; Jake Neighbours (Airdrie, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) needed just 34 seconds to sweep in a loose puck in front and put the Canadians up 1-0. Ty Smilanic tied it for the Americans at 6:20, roofing a centering feed from Brett Berard past goaltender Sebastian Cossa (Fort McMurray, Alta./Edmonton, WHL), but Théo Rochette (Donnacona, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) banged in a ricochet off the end glass to put White ahead for good at 17:21. McClennon added his first goal in the final minute of the opening frame, taking a gorgeous cross-ice feed from Rochette and going upstairs on U.S. netminder Colin Purcell to send White to the dressing room up 3-1. The Americans pushed to get back into the game in the second period, outshooting White 8-4, but Rochette knocked down a clearing attempt from Purcell and patiently fed McClennon for the 4-1 goal just past the 14-minute mark. Smilanic got his second of the game in the first minute of the third period to give the U.S. a glimmer of hope, but McClennon finished his hat trick in style midway through the final stanza, racing away on a shorthanded breakaway before deftly chipping a backhand past Purcell to finish the scoring. The loss ended an impressive run for the Americans, who had not lost a preliminary-round game by more than a single goal in more than a decade, dating back to a 4-2 loss to Germany on Jan. 1, 2008. The teams will close out the preliminary round Tuesday with plenty to play for in Group A. The Americans are up first, taking on Canada Black (3:30 p.m. AT), followed by Canada White meeting the Czech Republic (7:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Canada White
Head Coach: Brett Gibson
Assistant Coach: Dylan Hunter
Assistant Coach: Daniel Renaud
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: Seth Appert
Associate Coach: Nick Fohr
Assistant Coach: Jared Nightingale
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
2nd20 2:00 Holding 6:161 6:16
2nd21 2:00 Slashing 16:461 16:46
2nd23 2:00 Late Hit 18:19  18:19
3rd14 2:00 Late Hit 9:551 9:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Purcell, Colin
G35  Commesso, Drew
 34  Faber, Brock
 36  Dzhaniyev, Daniyal
 37  Tuch, Luke
 38  Slaggert, Landon
 39  Peterson, Dylan
 40  Gallatin, Owen
 43  Kleven, Tyler
 44  Kelley, Connor
 45  Beniers, Matthew
 46  Powell, Eamon
 47  Bordeleau, Thomas
 48  Sanderson, Jake
 49  Strand, Hunter
 51  Latsch, Tanner
 52  Berard, Brett
 53  Yoder, Chase
 54  Laatsch, Daniel
 55  Truscott, Jacob
 56  Biondi, Blake
 59  Smilanic, Ty
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st38 2:00 Tripping 0:181 0:18
1st49 2:00 Hit to the Head 17:041 17:04
1st49 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 17:04  17:04
1st55 2:00 Holding 18:341 18:34
2nd46 2:00 Tripping 10:081 10:08
2nd59 2:00 High-Sticking 18:391 18:39
3rd51 2:00 Hit to the Head 4:221 4:22
3rd51 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 4:22  4:22
3rd37 2:00 Hooking 9:031 9:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:34 PP 19-21-15            
1st17:21 PP 10-21-15            
1st19:43 PP 15-10-5            
2nd14:12  15-10            
3rd10:33  15            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:20  59-52-45            
3rd:56  59-39            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WHITE 3 / 7
UNITED STATES 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE 8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES 34 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WHITE3115
UNITED STATES1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Cossa (60:00) (W)581528/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Purcell (55:23) (L)113519/0:003rd/15:23
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:37 PM
  -  End: 9:45 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.