Game Report 2319 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 15, 2018
GAME NOTES: U.S. OUTLASTS WEST IN OT, ADVANCES TO WJAC FINAL JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Griffin Ness converted a breakaway 7:35 into overtime, giving the United States a 3-2 semifinal win over Canada West on Saturday night and a place in the gold medal game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The U.S. will face Russia on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. MT, TSN), one win away from its eighth gold medal, and second in Bonnyville – it claimed the 2016 title in northeastern Alberta. With the teams going end to end in a non-stop overtime period, Ness took a stretch pass from Jack Malone and raced away from the Canadian defence before beating goaltender Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) past the blocker. It marked the second time in a week that the two teams required extra time; West earned a 2-1 shootout win in the tournament opener for both last Sunday. The Americans came out like a house on fire in the semifinal, striking for a pair of goals in the first seven minutes to quiet the pro-Canadian crowd at the R.J. Lalonde Arena. Josh Nodler got it started at 4:31, cleaning up a loose puck in front after Robert Mastrosimone stickhandled his way to the front of the net, and Ronnie Attard one-timed a cross-ice feed from Bobby Brink past Davis at 6:08. West had its opportunities in the second period, but it took until the 16:40 mark to break through; just seconds after he had the puck roll off his stick on a mini-breakaway down low, Mathieu Gosselin (Quebec City, Que./Merritt, BCHL) banked a shot off U.S. netminder Blake Pietila from behind the net to get the Canadians within one after 40 minutes. Alexander Campbell (Châteauguay, Que./Victoria, BCHL) needed just 1:49 of the third period to get West even, sneaking behind the American defence and slipping a backhand five-hole on Pietila to make it 2-2. The teams traded chances the rest of the way, but neither could find the winner in regulation. The Canadians still have a chance to leave with a medal; they take on the Czech Republic for bronze on Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. MT, TSN).
Visiting Team: Canada West
Home Team: United States
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
2nd21 2:00 Cross-Checking 4:181 6:18
2nd19 2:00 Boarding 12:371 14:37
2nd19 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 12:37  5:06
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 18:131 0:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st18 2:00 Hooking 6:291 8:29
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 8:531 10:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd16:40  12-22            
3rd1:49  11-17-18            
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:31  20-17            
1st6:08  2-10-16            
1st OT7:35  22-14            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST 0 / 2
UNITED STATES 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 16 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA WEST01102
UNITED STATES20013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Davis (67:35) (OTL)13108031/0:001st OT/7:35
USA - Pietila (67:35) (W)6108125/0:001st OT/7:35
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:08 PM
  -  End: 9:34 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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