Game Report 2311 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 10, 2018
GAME NOTES: BIG SECOND PERIOD SENDS WEST PAST EAST IN ALL-CANADIAN SHOWDOWN JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Austin Wong (Cochrane, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) and Harrison Blaisdell (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) scored two goals apiece, and Canada West used a four-goal second period to earn a 6-1 win over Canada East on Monday night at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The game marked the first ever all-Canadian match-up in the preliminary round; West continues to own the head-to-head series, improving to 8-1 against its eastern rivals. Blaisdell added an assist for a three-point performance, while Luke Bast (Red Deer, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) chipped in with a goal and a helper. Matthew Radomsky (Winnipeg, Man./Steinbach, MJHL) finished with 19 saves in his first action of the tournament. West held a 14-7 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but it was East that opened the scoring; Riley McCutcheon (Courtice, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL) broke in off the right wing and snapped a shot that beat Radomsky to the far side late in the opening frame. It was all West after that, starting with a dominant second period. Bast finally solved East goaltender Liam Soulière (Amos, Que./Brockville, CCHL) early in the middle frame, letting go a quick one-timer that found room along the ice for a power-play goal. Wong gave West the lead for good just shy of the nine-minute mark, finishing off a gorgeous tic-tac-toe passing play with Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) and Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL), and he jumped on a bouncing puck in the slot less than five minutes later to make it 3-1. Blaisdell capped the offensive outburst at 16:32 on another man advantage, redirecting a T.J. Lloyd (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) shot past Soulière to send West to dressing room with a three-goal lead after 40 minutes. It was 5-1 after Blaisdell followed up a Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) breakaway to tap in a pass from Ethan Leyh (Port Moody, B.C./Langley, BCHL) four minutes into the third period, and Leyh went five-hole on Soulière with eight minutes left to finish the scoring. Final shots on goal favoured West, 48-20. Both teams see the ice at R.J. Lalonde Arena next on Wednesday. East is up first, taking on the United States (2 p.m. MT), before West faces Russia in a battle of unbeaten teams (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada East
Home Team: Canada West
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Soulière, Liam
G31  Watson, Jack
  LeDonne, Trevor
  McBay, Tyler
  Mack, Simon
  McFaul, Dustyn
  Eckert, Eastan
  Townend, Cade
  Cole, Owen
 10  Mosley, Ryland
 11  Caron, Thomas
 12  Bisson, Adrien
 14  Dicaire, Derek
 15  Engelbert, Jamie
 16  Ciccolini, Eric
 17  Beaton, John
 18  Glover, Ty
 19  Riopel, Philippe-Olivier
 20  Kersten, Spencer
 21  McCutcheon, Riley
 22  Richardson, Ryan
 23  Gaudreault, Yan-Cédric
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 Tripping 3:161 5:16
1st19 2:00 Hooking 6:091 8:09
2nd2:00 Tripping 0:441 2:44
2nd22 2:00 Slashing 15:361 17:36
2nd15 2:00 Interference 19:441 1:44
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 9:071 11:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st12 2:00 Interference 6:391 8:39
2nd18 2:00 Slashing 17:591 19:59
2nd16 2:00 Slashing 19:441 1:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:55  21-17-8            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:49 PP 5-6            
2nd8:43  19-22-15            
2nd13:28  19-12-15            
2nd16:32 PP 16-7-5            
3rd3:50  16-21-18            
3rd11:59  21-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 0 / 3
CANADA WEST 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA WEST 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA WEST 6 G + 10 A = 16 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST1001
CANADA WEST0426
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Soulière (60:00) (L)14161242/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Radomsky (60:00) (W)65819/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:07 PM
  -  End: 9:14 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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