Game Report 2309 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 9, 2018
GAME NOTES: DAVIS SHINES AS WEST EDGES U.S. IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) finished with 41 saves in regulation and overtime before turning away six of seven attempts in the shootout, and Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) netted the winner to give Canada West a 2-1 extra-time win over the United States. After five-consecutive Canadians had been stopped by Isaiah Saville, Newhook snapped a quick shot past the glove of the U.S. netminder, and Davis stopped Matt Brown to give West the extra point. The game was a goaltending duel from the very start, with Davis and Saville combining for 34 saves through a scoreless – and fast-paced – opening 40 minutes. The U.S. finally broke through thanks to its penalty kill; Grant Silianoff forced a turnover at the defensive blue-line and carried into the Canadian zone before finding Griffin Ness, who snuck a backhand behind Davis on the glove side for a shorthanded goal and a 1-0 lead. Ethan Leyh (Port Moody, B.C./Langley, BCHL) responded for the Canadians less than four minutes later, taking a long stretch pass from West captain T.J. Lloyd (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and toe-dragging around a U.S. defenceman before wiring a wrist shot past Saville. Davis took over from there, making 20 of his 41 saves in the third period as the Americans swarmed unsuccessfully for the go-ahead goal. After a scoreless five minutes of three-on-three overtime, Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) gave West an early lead with a gorgeous goal in the shootout. That would be it for goals – thanks in part to a pair of posts on the two American shots – until Ness jammed a backhand under the cross-bar on the fifth American attempt with the game on the line. Rizzo and Bobby Brink missed their shots in Round 6 before Newhook potted the winner. Canada West is right back to action Monday night, taking on Canada East (7 p.m. MT), while the Americans will enjoy a day off before taking on the Czech Republic in the lone game Tuesday (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada West
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Pietila, Blake
G30  Saville, Isaiah
  Attard, Ronnie
  Johnson, Luke
  Frisch, Ethan
  Jones, Zac
  Mitchell, Travis
  Johnson, Ryan
  Janicke, Trevor
  Caponi, Connor
 10  Brink, Bobby
 11  Pinto, Shane
 12  Ford, Parker
 14  Malone, Jack
 15  O'Reilly, Ryan
 16  Brown, Matt
 17  Mastrosimone, Robert
 18  Kiefiuk, Cal
 20  Nodler, Josh
 22  Ness, Griffin
 23  Silianoff, Grant
 24  Miller, Mitchell
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Interference 9:421 11:42
3rd24 2:00 Slashing 3:481 5:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Davis, Matthew
G31  Radomsky, Matthew
  Bucheler, Jérémie
  Snell, Mason
  Judson, Jack
  Bast, Luke
  Berger, Carter
  Lloyd, T.J.
  Ahac, Layton
 10  Funk, Reilly
 11  Campbell, Alexander
 12  Gosselin, Mathieu
 15  Holloway, Dylan
 16  Blaisdell, Harrison
 17  Hughes, Riley
 18  Rizzo, Massimo
 19  Wong, Austin
 20  Silye, David
 21  Leyh, Ethan
 22  Newhook, Alex
 23  Osadick, Matt
 24  Swetlikoff, Alex
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Slashing 12:051 14:05
1st19 2:00 Cross-Checking 15:501 17:50
1st15 2:00 Hooking 18:111 0:11
2nd21 2:00 Holding the Stick 7:381 9:38
3rd2:00 Holding 10:131 12:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd5:23 SH 22-23            
                
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd9:04  21-7-5            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 5
CANADA WEST 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA WEST 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA WEST 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
UNITED STATES001001
CANADA WEST001012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Saville (65:00) (SL)796325/0:001st OT/5:00
CAN-W - Davis (65:00) (W)11720341/0:001st OT/5:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA WEST shoots first for each round.
UNITED STATES CANADA WEST
#  SHOOTER
 16  Matt Brown   --  
 10  Bobby Brink   --  
 17  Robert Mastrosimone   --  
 5  Zac Jones   --  
 22  Griffin Ness Goal
 10  Bobby Brink   --  
 16  Matt Brown   --  
 SHOOTER
 Goal18   Massimo Rizzo
   --  22   Alex Newhook
   --  15   Dylan Holloway
   --  12   Mathieu Gosselin
   --  17   Riley Hughes
   --  18   Massimo Rizzo
 Goal22   Alex Newhook
TOTALS:  1  2
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:09 PM
  -  End: 9:55 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.