Game Report 2313 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 12, 2018
GAME NOTES: U.S. USES SPECIAL TEAMS TO DOWN EAST, CLINCH SEMIFINAL SPOT JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Cal Kiefiuk and Robert Mastrosimone scored two goals apiece, and the United States survived a slow start and a wild first period to earn a 7-3 win over Canada East on Wednesday afternoon at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The win confirms a semifinal spot for the U.S., which scored four times on the power play – three of them with a two-man advantage – to beat the Canadians. Bobby Brink finished with a goal and two assists, while Luke Johnson, Trevor Janicke and Matt Brown added two helpers each. Despite the final score, the early minutes belonged to the Canadians, who struck twice before the U.S. recorded its first shot on goal. John Beaton (Stittsville, Ont./Kemptville, CCHL) opened the scoring on the power play just 50 seconds in, burying a centering pass after hard work in the corner by Jamie Engelbert (Whitby, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL), and Derek Dicaire (Val-d’Or, Que./Valleyfield, LHJAAAQ) jumped on a loose puck in the slot to make it 2-0 at 3:05. But the lead was short-lived. A pair of quick Canadian penalties put the U.S. on a five-on-three, and the Americans capitalized; Brink hammered a one-timer through East goaltender Jack Watson (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) to make it a one-goal game, and Mastrosimone tipped in a shot from Brink 75 seconds after that to tie the game. Zac Jones jumped in off the blue-line to tuck a backhand past Watson and give the Americans their first lead at 12:36, but Riley McCutcheon (Courtice, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL) finished a two-on-one with Beaton just 1:03 later to send the game to the intermission tied 3-3. Kiefiuk restored the lead with a two-man advantage at 7:54 of the second period, ripping a one-time past Watson, and he went hard to the net to finish a set-up from Janicke at 13:28 to stretch the lead to two. Mastrosimone added another five-on-three goal before the end of the middle frame, redirecting a pretty pass from Brink into an open net to make it a 6-3 game after 40 minutes. Shane Pinto capped the scoring early in the third period, toe-dragging to the middle of the ice before snapping a shot past Watson, who finished with 32 saves. The Americans close out their preliminary-round schedule against Russia on Friday afternoon (2 p.m. MT), before East faces a must-win against the Czech Republic in the prelim finale (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada East
Home Team: United States
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
1st23 2:00 Cross-Checking 5:191 6:00
1st2:00 Slashing 5:491 7:15
2nd2:00 Hooking 6:071 7:54
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 7:251 
2nd2:00 Hooking 16:231 17:52
2nd12 2:00 Delay of Game 17:001 19:00
2nd11 2:00 Holding 18:591 0:59
3rd20 2:00 High-Sticking 14:201 16:20
3rd15 4:00 High-Sticking 19:051 20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st2:00 Elbowing 0:341 0:50
1st2:00 Roughing 8:201 10:20
1st2:00 Roughing 18:261 0:26
3rd11 2:00 Roughing 10:331 12:33
3rd2:00 Slashing 16:531 18:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:50 PP 17-15            
1st3:05  14-19-20            
1st13:39  21-17-15            
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:00 PP 10-16-3            
1st7:15 PP 17-10-16            
1st12:36  5-12            
2nd7:54 PP 18-11-8            
2nd13:28  18-8-2            
2nd17:52 PP 17-10-3            
3rd1:18  11-20            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 1 / 5
UNITED STATES 4 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 20 min / 10 inf (9)
UNITED STATES 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
UNITED STATES 7 G + 12 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST3003
UNITED STATES3317
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Watson (60:00) (L)9111232/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Saville (60:00) (W)56617/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:08 PM
  -  End: 4:26 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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